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Brian Gionta  #12

Buffalo Sabres  Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 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)

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… Played his 100th career playoffs game on May 1 at BOS…

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.
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