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Brian Gionta
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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)
2014-15: Skated 15:39 TOI and had four shots on goal vs. CBJ (10/9) Earned his first Sabres point (assist) at CAR (10/14) Had an assist and was a plus-1 vs. EDM (11/7) Picked up an assist vs. PIT (11/8) Scored his first two goals as a Sabre and added an assist vs. SJS (11/18) 2013-14: Registered his seventh career 40-point season Recorded seven multi-point games Was the 2013-14 Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy recipient Appeared in his 100th career playoff game in Game 1 at BOS (5/1) Tallied seven points (1+6) in 17 playoff games
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.
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When things aren't going well for us in this city [Toronto], I think there is a lot of overanalyzing going on. You've got the most passionate fans in the world here and a lot of (media) coverage, so you know there's going to be a lot of people giving their two cents worth on us.

— Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk after a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series