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Brian Gionta  #21

Montréal Canadiens  Right Wing
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: January 18, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 5' 7" BIRTHPLACE: Rochester, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 176 DRAFTED: NJD / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (82nd overall)

Scored a goal on 5 shots on Oct. 22 vs. EDM… Totaled 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 differential on Oct. 24 vs. ANA… Recorded 2 assists and a +2 differential on Nov. 29 at WSH… Compiled 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 differential on Dec. 4 at NJD… Produced 1 goal, 5 shots and a +2 differential on Jan. 4 vs. OTT… Tallied the winning goal on Jan. 6 vs. FLA… Harvested 1 goal, 2 shots and 2 hits on Jan. 18 at TOR… Produced 6 shots on Nov. 12 vs. TBL and on Jan. 24 at DET… Scored a goal on 6 shots on Feb. 26 vs. DET… Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) and a +3 differential on March 15 vs. OTT… Obtained 2 points (1-1-2) on March 22 at TOR… Played 7:13 on the penalty kill and blocked 4 shots on March 24 at BOS… Produced 2 goals (including the game winner) and a +2 differential on April 5 vs. DET… Led the team in April with 2 winning goals… Was the 2013-14 Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy recipient… Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) on April 16 at TBL…

MTJHL Player of the Year (1997) Hockey East Rookie of the Year (1998) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1998) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1998) WJC-A All-Star Team (1999) Hockey East First All-Star Team (1999, 2000, 2001) NCAA East First All-American Team (1999, 2000, 2001) Hockey East Player of the Year (2001) Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2009. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to arm injury vs. St. Louis, January 10, 2012.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round