|Assets:||Plays with loads of feistiness and energy. Shows excellent offensive and two-way ability. Has excellent quickness and acceleration. Possesses nifty skills and instincts around an opposing net, and will even take a pounding in front of it.|
|Flaws:||Does battle inconsistency in terms of production. Over time he can also wear down with overuse, mainly because of his smallish stature. When he plays too much, he tends to start making mental mistakes. Injuries are increasingly problematic.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive but savvy veteran scoring winger.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2002-03 (New Jersey)|
|HE||Player of the Year||2000-01|
|HE||Rookie of the Year||1997-98|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2000-01, 1999-00, 1998-99|
|HE||First All-Star Team||2000-01, 1999-00, 1998-99|
|NCAA||East Second All-American Team||1997-98|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||1997-98|
|Walter Brown Award||2000-01 (shared with Ty Conklin)|
|MTJHL||Player of the Year||1996-97|
|10/15/2013||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|10/12/2013||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|5/09/2013||Missed the last 2 playoff games (biceps injury).|
|5/08/2013||Biceps injury, remainder of the playoffs.|
|5/07/2013||Biceps injury, day-to-day.|
|5/05/2013||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|5/03/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 40 regular season games (biceps injury).|
|1/14/2012||Biceps injury, injured reserve.|
|1/12/2012||Biceps injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/07/2012||Missed 11 games (lower body injury).|
|12/13/2011||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/10/2011||Arm injury, day-to-day.|
|12/28/2009||Missed 21 games (broken left foot).|
|11/18/2009||Broken left foot, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/14/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a four-year contract.|
|11/12/2008||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|11/09/2008||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|4/08/2007||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|4/05/2007||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|4/01/2007||Missed 11 games (groin).|
|3/16/2007||Groin, early April.|
|3/04/2007||Missed 8 games (groin).|
|10/03/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a three-year contract.|
|9/21/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils.|
|7/31/2005||New Jersey Devils tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/03/2005||NHL lockout: Signed with the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Liga (Germany).|
|3/20/2004||Missed 7 games (facial injury).|
|3/06/2004||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|3/05/2004||Facial injury, left Friday's game.|
|2/23/2003||Missed 3 games (ankle injury).|
|2/17/2003||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|2/15/2003||Missed 19 games (broken right leg).|
|2/04/2003||Broken right leg, day-to-day.|
|1/04/2003||Broken right leg, late January.|
|12/19/2002||Missed 2 games (ankle injury).|
|12/14/2002||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|1/23/2002||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|1/04/2002||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|12/28/2001||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|9/26/2001||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|6/27/1998||Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round (82nd overall) in 1998.|
Brian Gionta records SHG, assist in Game 1 | 04/17/2014 10:43 AM
NewsBrian Gionta notched a goal and an assist in Wednesday's overtime win against Tampa Bay.
ImpactHe scored a shorthanded marker in the second and added an assist in the third of Game 1's sea-saw battle. Gionta concluded the match with four shots and a plus-1 rating.
Canadiens' captain nets dramatic winning goal | 04/12/2014 10:27 PM
NewsBrian Gionta scored the game's only goal on a penalty shot with 2:04 to play in overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a dramatic, 1-0 victory against the visiting New York Rangers on Saturday night.
ImpactThe Canadiens' captain grabbed a Raphael Diaz turnover at the Montreal blue line and was on his way to break in alone when Diaz hauled him down from behind, earning Gionta a penalty shot. Gionta came in, faked to his forehand and deked to his backhand to beat Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot. It was Gionta's 40th point of the season. He's the eighth Montreal player to hit that mark this season. It also was his 18th goal of the season.
Gionta wins strange team award | 04/12/2014 10:55 AM
NewsBrian Gionta was selected as the winner of the Jacques Beauchamp award.
ImpactThe award is anually given to the Canadiens player who played a dominant role during the regular season without earning any particular honour. Last season Brandon Prust won the award. Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Plekanec also received consideration for this season's honor.
Brian Gionta gets two goals to lead Habs | 04/05/2014 11:04 PM
NewsBrian Gionta lit the lamp twice for the Canadiens in their 5-3 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.
ImpactGionta continues to be a solid producer, even at 35. He isn't going to carry the Canadiens offensively, but he can chip in and provide some secondary scoring. He has 17 goals and 39 points this season. Michael Bournival, Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk picked up the other markers. Jarred Tinordi and Lars Eller assisted twice.
Brian Gionta has a two-point game | 03/16/2014 10:59 AM
NewsBrian Gionta had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 5-4 overtime win on Saturday.
ImpactGionta now has 14 goals and 33 points in 67 games this season. That's a far cry from the numbers he put up at his height, but not surprising at this point.
Brian Gionta scores lone Habs goal in loss | 02/26/2014 10:28 PM
NewsBrian Gionta's goal was the lone marker for the Canadiens in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Red Wings on Wednesday.
ImpactGionta tied the game at 1-1 with a goal in the final minute, but the Habs ceded an overtime tally to Gustav Nyquist late in the extra frame. Daniel Briere and Andrei Markov picked up helpers on Gionta's tally.
Gionta nets goal in final game before break | 02/09/2014 10:39 AM
NewsBrian Gionta scored a goal in Montreal's 4-1 victory on Saturday.
ImpactGionta had four points in his final six contests before the Olympic break. He's been living up to expectations this season with 11 goals and 29 points in 58 contests.
Brian Gionta scores his 10th in Habs loss | 02/02/2014 3:54 PM
NewsBrian Gionta scored the Habs' lone goal in Montreal's 2-1 loss to Winnipeg on Sunday.
ImpactGionta was set up by Tomas Pleckanec and Andrei Markov, and scored his 10th goal of the season.
Brian Gionta collects an assist vs Lightning | 02/02/2014 10:11 AM
NewsBrian Gionta had an assist in Montreal's 2-1 overtime defeat against Tampa Bay.
ImpactGionta has nine goals and 27 points in 54 contests in 2013-14. That's around where we expected him to be this season, so naturally we expect him to more-or-less maintain his current pace.
We can be a very average team: Habs' captain | 01/20/2014 9:43 AM
NewsThis is how Montreal captain Brian Gionta sums up his Canadiens:
Impact"When we play at the top of our game, we can play with any team in the league, but when we're not at our best we're a very average team."
Brian Gionta nets GWG Monday night | 01/07/2014 9:09 AM
NewsBrian Gionta scored for a second straight game to give Montreal a 2-1 victory over Florida Monday night.
ImpactHe has racked up nine shots in his last two contests, which helped him snap a 13-game goalless drought. The Montreal captain has seven goals and 22 points in 43 matches.
B. Gionta ended lengthy goal drought Saturday | 01/06/2014 10:35 AM
NewsBrian Gionta found the back of the net for the first time since Dec. 4 in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa.
ImpactHe had gone 13 straight games without scoring a goal going into the contest, while chipping just five assists over that time. Gionta has six goals and 21 points in 42 matches.
Brian Gionta nets two points in SO win | 12/04/2013 11:42 PM
NewsBrian Gionta picked up a goal and an assist for the Habs Wednesday as they edged the Devils in a shootout by a score of 4-3.
ImpactThe tally is just the fifth of the campaign for the veteran, who is no more than a secondary option for Montreal. The Canadiens also received contributions from David Desharnais and Lars Eller on the victory.
Brian Gionta records 2 points Thursday | 10/25/2013 8:46 AM
NewsBrian Gionta notched a goal and a helper Thursday in a 4-1 victory over Anaheim.
ImpactHe has scored a goal in each of his last two games to give him three on the year and six points in nine contests. Gionta potted his goal during a 5-on-3 power play.
Brian Gionta will return to action Tuesday | 10/15/2013 10:22 AM
NewsBrian Gionta (personal) will be back in the lineup Tuesday versus Winnipeg.
ImpactHe didn't play Saturday in Vancouver, but rejoined his teammates on their road trip on Sunday. One of his sons has been sick in Montreal so it resulted in some extra travel for the Montreal forward this week. "It wasn't a life-threatening situation but it's scary when you have four or five doctors at the bedside trying to determine what's wrong," said Gionta. He will play on a line with Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty.
Brian Gionta out Saturday for family reasons | 10/12/2013 11:16 AM
NewsBrian Gionta will not play Saturday night in Vancouver against the Canucks as he has returned to Monreal for family reasons.
ImpactWe send him and his family our best wishes. Both Ryan White and Michael Bournival are expected to dress to pick up the slack due to Gionta's absence.
Brian Gionta joins teammates, set to play | 10/09/2013 7:32 AM
NewsBrian Gionta joined his teammates on Tuesday after staying behind to attend to a family matter.
ImpactThe Canadiens begin a four-game road trip through Western Canada on Wednesday night. Gionta will be in the lineup for Wednesday's contest against Calgary.
B. Gionta (personal) doesn't travel with Habs | 10/07/2013 6:55 PM
NewsBrian Gionta didn't travel with the Canadiens Monday for family reasons.
Louis Jean on Twitter
ImpactStill, he's expected to rejoin his teammates and play in Wednesday's game versus Calgary. Gionta has a goal and an assist in two games this season.
Brian Gionta will suit up Thursday | 09/25/2013 7:50 AM
NewsBrian Gionta will make his preseason debut Thursday.
ImpactHe will play on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Rene Bourque against Ottawa. Gionta got clearance to resume contact drills last week, but the Canadiens gave him some extra time off after he recovered from bicep surgery.
Gionta (arm) can take part in contact drills | 09/18/2013 2:59 PM
NewsBrian Gionta (arm) has been given the green light to participate in contact drills.
ImpactGionta took part in Wednesday's practice. He had 14 goals and 26 points in 48 games with the Canadiens in 2013.
Brian Gionta skates but unable to practice | 09/14/2013 7:25 AM
NewsBrian Gionta skated with the Canadiens but is still unavailable for practice due to off-season bicep surgery.
ImpactGionta suffered the injury during the first round of the playoffs. His return for the start of the season is still up in the air. He had 14 goals and 26 points in 48 games last season. Gionta is in the final year of a five-year/$25 million contract his signed in 2009. Look for 20 goals and 40-45 points from the winger.
Habs' Gionta may not be set for season opener | 09/03/2013 12:01 PM
NewsBrian Gionta may not be ready for the start of the regular season, as he is still rehabbing from surgery on his left biceps tendon.
Impact"It's possible that Gio might not be ready to start the season but he'll be ready not too long after," GM Marc Bergevin said. Montreal's captain has one year left on his current contract. Gionta registered 14 goals and 26 points in 48 games last season.
Brian Gionta not sweating contract talks | 05/30/2013 10:42 AM
NewsBrian Gionta isn't concerned that he has one year left on his current contract and there haven't been any discussions on an extension yet.
Impact"How I've always dealt with it, including the last years of my deal in New Jersey, is I just go out and play," Gionta said. "I don't worry about it, I let my agent take care of it. That's just my personality. I'm not the guy who's going to get caught up in stuff and worry about it. Things work out for a reason. They happen the way they're supposed to." He has served as the team's captain since Sept. 29, 2010 and he's provided the organization with solid leadership. Gionta is currently rehabbing from his biceps tendon surgery.
Brian Gionta (arm) will miss rest of playoffs | 05/08/2013 1:11 PM
NewsBrian Gionta has a torn left bicep that requires surgery.
Canadiens.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactGionta will not be able to return before the end of Montreal's playoff run. He played in Games 1 and 3, but wasn't available for Montreal's 3-2 overtime loss on Tuesday. The Canadiens are just one loss away from elimination heading into Game 5 on Thursday.
Brian Gionta, Ryan White out on Tuesday night | 05/07/2013 12:49 PM
NewsBrian Gionta and Ryan White will not play in Tuesday's Game 4 due to upper-body injuries.
Dave Stubbs on Twitter
ImpactGionta has been nursing the ailment all postseason while White appeared to suffer his injury Sunday night. Gionta has one assist in two postseason games while White has a goal and 23 penalty minutes in three contests. They'll be replaced by Jeff Halpern and Gabriel Dumont.
Brian Gionta picks up assist in return | 05/06/2013 10:54 AM
NewsBrian Gionta got back into Montreal's lineup Sunday night.
ImpactHe missed Game 2 because of an upper-body injury. Gionta assisted on the Canadiens' lone goal in Sunday's 6-1 loss to Ottawa and he recorded three shots.
Gionta to particiapte in optional skate | 05/04/2013 11:49 AM
NewsBrian Gionta (upper-body injury) is hoping to take part in the Habs' optional skate Saturday afternoon.
Dave Stubbs Twitter
ImpactHis condition will be updated thereafter.
Brian Gionta lifts Canadiens to victory | 04/18/2013 10:50 PM
NewsBrian Gionta scored two goals for the Canadiens in a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay Thursday.
ImpactGionta's power play marker in the game's final minute, his second of the night and 14th of the season, was the game-winner. Alex Galchenyuk also picked up his ninth of the year in the victory.
Brian Gionta scores twice, but Canadiens fall | 03/02/2013 11:02 PM
NewsBrian Gionta scored two goals in Montreal's 7-6 overtime defeat Saturday.
ImpactMax Pacioretty scored his seventh goal and registered his 11th assist of the season. David Desharnais, Brandon Prust, and P.K. Subban each netted a goal for Montreal. Tomas Kaberle, Brendan Gallagher, Alexei Emelin, and Lars Eller each assisted on two of the Canadiens' six goals.
Brian Gionta scores in a losing effort | 01/20/2013 12:09 AM
NewsBrian Gionta scored the Montreal Canadiens' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Toronto.
ImpactTomas Plekanec and Raphael Diaz each registered an assist. Alexei Emelin led the team with six hits in the season opener.
|Goals||2||vs. Det||Apr 5||2|
|Assists||2||at Wsh||Nov 29||2|
|Points||2||7 times-last:vs. Det||last:Apr 5||2|
|Penalty Minutes||6||at NYR||Oct 28||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Ott||Mar 15||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Jan 30||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. Ana||Oct 24||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||81 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Phi||Jan 8||0|
|Shots||6||4 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Mar 15||7|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2010-11 (Mtl)|
|Penalty Minutes||46||2 times-last: 2007-08 (NJ)|
|Power Play Goals||24||2005-06 (NJ)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2008-09 (NJ)|
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