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Brian Gionta

Brian Gionta  #12

Buffalo Sabres  Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: January 18, 1979  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 5' 7" BIRTHPLACE: Rochester, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 178 DRAFTED: NJD / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (82nd overall)
2015-16: Was scratched 10/8 vs. OTT due to a lower body injury 2014-15: Games missed due to injury: 13 upper body (12/23-1/18) Recorded his first point as a Sabre with an assist at CAR (10/14) Notched an assist in his 800th career NHL game vs. SJS (11/18) Recorded the 500th point of his career with a goal at PHI (2/19) Scored 16 points (6+10) in his last 14 games of the season, including six two-point efforts in a nine-game span Scored a shorthanded goal at ARI (3/30), his first since 3/17/11 vs. 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. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy.  Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.

— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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