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Brian Gionta

Born:January 18, 1979Draft:1998 Devils, 82nd Overall
Hometown:Rochester, NY, USAPosition:RW
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:USACurrent Team:Retired

Brian Joseph Gionta (born January 18, 1979) is an American former professional ice hockey player who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Gionta began his NHL career in 2001 with the New Jersey Devils and has served as captain of the Montreal Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres. He also was the captain for the United States in the 2018 Winter Olympics, for which he stepped away from the NHL for most of its 2017–18 season (NHL refused to release its players to the Olympics for the first time since 1994). After the Olympics, he briefly played for the Boston Bruins, and retired following their elimination from the playoffs.

(Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Brian Gionta Statistics

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Achievements

  • MTJHL Player of the Year — 1996-97
  • NCAA (East) Second All-American Team — 1997-98
  • NCAA (Hockey East) All-Rookie Team — 1997-98
  • NCAA (Hockey East) Champion — 1997-98
  • NCAA (Hockey East) Rookie of the Year — 1997-98
  • NCAA (Hockey East) Second All-Star Team — 1997-98
  • NCAA (East) First All-American Team — 1998-99
  • NCAA (Hockey East) Champion — 1998-99
  • NCAA (Hockey East) First All-Star Team — 1998-99
  • NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist — 1998-99
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team — 1998-99
  • U20 WJC Most Points (11) — 1998-99
  • NCAA (East) First All-American Team — 1999-00
  • NCAA (Hockey East) First All-Star Team — 1999-00
  • NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist — 1999-00
  • NCAA (Championship) Winner — 2000-01
  • NCAA (East) First All-American Team — 2000-01
  • NCAA (Hockey East) All-Academic Team — 2000-01
  • NCAA (Hockey East) Champion — 2000-01
  • NCAA (Hockey East) First All-Star Team — 2000-01
  • NCAA (Hockey East) Player of the Year — 2000-01
  • NCAA (Hockey East) Three Stars Award — 2000-01
  • NCAA (New England) Most Valuable Player — 2000-01
  • NCAA (New England) Walter Brown Award — 2000-01
  • NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist — 2000-01
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion — 2002-03
  • United States Hockey Hall of Fame — 2019-20

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