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Brian Gionta  #12

Buffalo Sabres  Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: January 18, 1979  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 5' 7" BIRTHPLACE: Rochester, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 176 DRAFTED: NJD / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (82nd overall)
2014-15: Earned his first Sabres point (assist) at CAR (10/14) Scored his first two goals as a Sabre and added an assist vs. SJS (11/18) Played in his 800th NHL game and had an assist at MTL (11/29) Scored his third goal of the season at FLA (12/6) Scored the game-tying goal in the third period vs. FLA (12/13) Scored the game-winning goal at MTL (2/3) Recorded the 500th point of his career with a goal at PHI (2/19) Notched an assist vs. NYR (2/20) Tallied three points (1+2) and a plus-4 rating vs. VAN (2/26) Recorded his 250th career assist at BOS (3/17) Recorded an assist vs. NJD (3/20) Scored two goals at DAL (3/23) Tallied two points (1+1) vs. ARI (3/26) Scored a short-handed goal and added an assist at ARI (3/30) Registered two assists in 23:03 of ice time vs. TOR (4/1) Collected an assist vs. CHI (4/3) Tallied his eighth multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist vs. CAR (4/8) Scored a goal and added an assist at CBJ (4/10)
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

I think everyone left it out there. Every game this season, regular season and playoffs, we played as hard as we could. We're not out of the playoffs right now because of lack of effort, and that's all that we can ask of each other.

— Predators defenseman Seth Jones after Nashville was eliminated by Chicago in Game 6 on Saturday