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Brian Gionta | Winger

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 176
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The Rochester Americans have parted ways with head coach Chadd Cassidy.
The Americans are the AHL affiliates of the Buffalo Sabres. Cassidy continues Sabres GM Tim Murray's shakeup within the organization after he fired Buffalo bench boss Ted Nolan as well as assistant coach Danny Flynn. The Sabres also decided not to re-sign Bryan Trottier and Tom Coolen. "I'd like to thank Chadd for all of his hard work and contributions during his time with the Amerks," said Murray. "With the organization as a whole continuing to move forward into a new chapter, we have decided to make a change at that position and will begin the search for a new Amerks head coach immediately." May 1 - 5:13 PM
Source: Amerks.com

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Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray cleared house on Sunday evening, along with firing Head Coach Ted Nolan, he fired Assistant Coach Danny Flynn, and did not renew the contracts of Bryan Trottier & Tom Coolen.

While it's never unexpected that the front office will clear its coaching staff following finishing dead last in the standings, it's still a bit surprising given the new and incoming talent to the roster for next season. Suffice it to say that it's going to be an interesting summer in western New York.
Apr 12 - 7:20 PM

Brian Gionta scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to Columbus.

The 36-year-old has been pretty productive of late. He has picked up at least a point in 10 of his last 13 games and he has six goals and 16 points during that span. Gionta picked up the primary assist on Mikhail Grigorenko's first period goal and he scored one of his own in the final minute of the second period. The Sabres captain has 13 goals and 35 points in 68 games in 2014-15.
Apr 10 - 10:01 PM

Brian Gionta produced a goal and an assist during the Sabres' 4-3 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes in Buffalo Monday night.

The Sabres captain increased his season points total to 33 -- 12 goals and 21 assists. Tyler Ennis also had a goal and an assist for Buffalo. Ennis hit the 20-goal mark. He also has 25 assists. Other goal scorers for the Sabres were Mikhail Grigorenko (second) and Johan Larsson (sixth). Defenseman Zach Bogosian had two assists, giving him 16 for the season. The Sabres were up 4-0 in this game after Ennis scored his goal at 16:48 of the second period.
Apr 6 - 10:13 PM

Brian Gionta contributed two assists in a 4-3 win over Toronto on Wednesday night.

He has registered two points in four of his past five games. The Sabres captain has produced four goals and seven helpers in his last nine outings.
Apr 2 - 8:58 AM

Brian Gionta collected a short-handed goal and an assist, both into empty nets, to finish off Monday's 4-1 victory over Arizona.

Gionta has now recorded two points in three of his last four games, with four goals and six points during that time. The Sabres Captain now owns 11 goals and 28 points this season, his worst season total in which he's played at least 60 games since 2006-07.
Mar 31 - 3:18 AM

Brian Gionta will replace Tyler Ennis on the Buffalo Sabres' top line Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche.

Ennis is out with a shoulder injury. Gionta will replace Ennis at right wing on the Sabres' first line alongside left wing Matt Moulson and center Johan Larsson. "His enthusiastic approach to the game the way he plays and competes should make all the young kids who get opportunities play even harder because of that," Buffalo coach Ted Nolan said of Gionta, 36, who has 10 goals and 16 assists. "I've been very impressed with Brian's overall approach." Gionta has three goals and one assist in a two-game streak.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 28 - 5:50 PM

Brian Gionta's goal and assist were not enough to help the Sabres get past fellow basement-dweller Arizona on Thursday night.

The Sabres lost 4-3 in overtime to their main rival for the draft lottery crown. Gionta has been playing well lately with seven points in his past six games.
Mar 27 - 12:52 AM

Brian Gionta scored twice, including once on the power play on Monday night, though the Sabres still fell to the Stars 4-3.

First off a rebound to open the night's scoring, and then later when he became the rebound for a fortuitous tally. Gionta now has five points over his last five games, but has just nine goals and 24 points through 60 games this season. Believe it or not, Gionta scored both of his goals from atop the crease.
Mar 24 - 1:53 AM

Brian Gionta produced a goal and two helpers in a 6-3 victory against Vancouver on Thursday.

The Sabres captain has just seven markers and 19 points in 49 games this campaign. Gionta played on new-look top line versus the Canucks because of injuries to Zemgus Girgensons and Tyler Ennis. Gionta and Matt Moulson set two goals by Torrey Mitchell in the match. He scored into an empty net to seal the win.
Feb 27 - 9:11 AM

Brian Gionta had a goal in regulation and another in the shootout as Buffalo sealed a rare win against Philadelphia on Thursday.

It was the veteran's first point in six games and his 14th in 44 games so far this season. Gionta in -7 with 16 penalty minutes so far this season. It was also the 500th point of his NHL career. Buffalo will again try to narrow the 29-point gap on a playoff spot on Friday night against the Rangers.
Feb 19 - 11:05 PM

Brian Gionta tallied the game-winning goal against Montreal to snap Buffalo's 14-game losing streak.

He scored late in the first period to give the Sabres a 3-1 lead and the team held on for a 3-2 victory. The former Canadiens captain has five goals and 14 points in 38 matches this campaign.
Feb 4 - 10:13 AM

Brian Gionta picked up assists on both of Buffalo's goals, however they still fell to Edmonton 3-2 on Thursday night.

It was a solid game by the Captain who made his presence known by helping to create several opportunities, including the two eventual goals. Through 17:31 of ice time he put forth a block, two hits, three shots, plus a minor penalty, just to touch all of the major fantasy categories. Gionta now has four goals and 13 points in 36 games this season.
Jan 30 - 1:41 AM

Brian Gionta (upper body) will be back in the lineup against Calgary on Tuesday night.

He has been on the shelf for the last 13 games with an upper-body injury that he said was not to his head. The Sabres captain has four goals and 11 points in 34 games this season.
Jan 27 - 7:55 AM

The Buffalo Sabres expect Brian Gionta (upper body) to return for their first game after the All-Star break.

The Sabres will be taking on the Flames on January 27th, and Gionta should be back for that game. Gionta has missed 12 straight games with the injury he suffered on December 21st. "Two more days then we have the All-Star break, and he’s ready to go for the rest of the year versus taking that little risk now," coach Ted Nolan said in First Niagara Center. "We don’t think it’s worth it. Eight to 10 days and he’ll be 100 percent.
Jan 18 - 11:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Zemgus Girgensons
3David Legwand
4Matt Ellis
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Jamie McGinn
4Marcus Foligno
5Cody McCormick
6Nicolas Deslauriers
7Jerry D'Amigo
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Patrick Kaleta
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Mike Weber
5Andre Benoit
6Andrej Meszaros
7Tyson Strachan
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Lindback
3Chad Johnson