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Brian Gionta | Winger | #12

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 178
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (82) / NJ
Contract: view contract details

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Brian Gionta has been a very pleasant surprise since signing with the Bruins.
Gionta was brought on to provide the team with more depth, but he's been one of Boston's biggest offensive contributors lately with two goals and six points in five games. For a 39-year-old that hadn't played at all in the NHL this season before signing on Feb. 25, that's remarkable, but it does help that he had been skating all season so that he could participate in the Winter Olympics. He joined the Bruins after representing Team USA. He's won't maintain this level of offensive output, but he might work as a short-term pickup while he's hot. Mar 11 - 7:07 AM

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Brian Gionta scored his first goal with the Bruins on Thursday night in a 3-2 win over Philadelphia.

Gionta cashed in on a breakaway to give Boston a 2-1 lead at the time. His marker came with just 25.3 seconds remaining in the first period. Gionta has been surprisingly productive since returning to the NHL after the Winter Olympics. He has four points in four games.
Mar 9 - 8:55 AM

Brian Gionta registered an assist in Boston's 2-1 overtime win against Montreal on Saturday.

That brings Gionta up to three points in two games since signing with Boston. The 39-year-old was signed to give the team a bit more depth and it's surprising to see him be this offensively productive out of the gate. We expect him to quiet down in that regard though.
Mar 4 - 7:29 AM

Brian Gionta earned a pair of assists in his Boston debut Thursday night.

Gionta had the primary helper on goals by David Backes and David Krejci (power play) in Boston's 8-4 win over Pittsburgh. He also had three shots and one hit in 13:39 of ice time.
Mar 2 - 9:18 AM

Brian Gionta will make his Bruins debut on Thursday.

Gionta signed a one-year deal with Boston after serving as Team USA's captain in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Look for him to play on the third line with Tommy Wingels and David Backes.
Mar 1 - 1:22 PM

Brian Gionta skated with his Boston teammates on Tuesday for the first time since his signing was announced over the weekend.

Gionta was a healthy scratch against Carolina. "It was fun. It was a good first day, and all the guys seemed great," he said. "It's been a lot of travel, so it was nice to be here and get settled in and get my feel wet here." He may not see much action with the Bruins down the stretch, but when he does play he isn't expected to have much, if any, fantasy value.
Feb 28 - 9:32 AM

Brian Gionta has signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Boston Bruins worth $700,000.

Gionta's new deal will cover the remainder of the 2017-18 season. He was Team USA's captain at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Gionta also had one goal in one game for Rochester of the AHL this season in a tuneup before heading to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 39-year-old winger posted 15 goals and 35 points in 82 games with Buffalo last campaign.
Feb 25 - 1:06 PM

Brian Gionta could be close to signing a new contract in the NHL by Monday.

According to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, there are two Eastern Conference teams that have shown interest in the veteran winger (the Boston Bruins might be one of them). Gionta hasn't played a game in the NHL this season, but he just captained Team USA at the Olympics. The 39-year-old had a respectable 15 goals and 35 points in 82 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season.
Feb 24 - 4:01 PM

Brian Gionta will be the captain of the men's ice hockey team for the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics.

Gionta chose to remain an unsigned unrestricted free agent after completing his third season with Buffalo in 2016-17 for a chance to play for Team USA. It was believed the 38-year-old was also considering retirement. You can view the other names on the roster revealed by USA Hockey by clicking the link.
Jan 1 - 3:53 PM

Brian Gionta will be practicing with the AHL's Rochester Americans in preparation for playing in the Olympics.

The Americans are the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. Gionta spent the previous three seasons with Buffalo and is a veteran of 1,006 NHL games. However, it looks like he isn't going to be signing with an NHL club or ink an AHL deal in the foreseeable future. Instead this arrangement is about helping Gionta stay sharp for potentially playing in the Olympics while also providing the Sabres' prospects with an opportunity to work closely with a long-time NHL veteran and former Stanley Cup winner.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 07:17:00 PM

Brian Gionta feels that playing in the Olympics for Team USA may be his best option at the moment.

Gionta is still an unrestricted free agent and he is open to other options, but skating in the Winter Games could be what he ends up doing. He has played the last three seasons with the Buffalo Sabres and he had 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 82 games in 2016-17.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 06:05:00 PM

Brian Gionta has received contract offers, but he hasn't made a decision about his future yet.

Gionta has been training this summer as if he will play in 2017-18, but the 38-year-old still might decide to retire. There's also a chance he might decide against continuing his NHL career, but seek to end things by representing Team USA in the Winter Olympics. He had 15 goals and 35 points in 82 games last season.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 09:23:00 PM

Brian Gionta can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but he still hopes a deal can be reached with the Buffalo Sabres.

Gionta has been captain of the Sabres since 2014-15. He produced 15 goals and 35 points in 82 games last season.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 09:18:00 AM

Brian Gionta skated in his 1,000th career game on Monday night.

He tallied his 15th goal of the season in a 4-2 win against the Florida Panthers. Gionta has played in 224 contests with the Sabres since the 2014-15 campaign. He has 33 points this year.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 09:53:00 AM

Brian Gionta pitched in a goal and an assist in Buffalo's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The 38-year-old now has 14 goals and 31 points in 66 games this season. Gionta is just two points behind his total output from last season.
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 09:29:00 PM

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6Sean Kuraly
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2Rick Nash
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4Tim Schaller
RW1David Pastrnak
2Danton Heinen
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