Buffalo Sabres

Brian Gionta
current status: Lower body injury, day-to-day
Birth Date:January 18, 1979 (36 years old)
Place of Birth:Rochester, NY
Experience:13 years
Drafted:Drafted by New Jersey in 1998 (3/82).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
Scouting Report
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.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
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
HE Second All-Star Team 1997-98
NCAA East Second All-American Team 1997-98
HE All-Rookie Team 1997-98
Walter Brown Award 2000-01 (shared with Ty Conklin)
MTJHL Player of the Year 1996-97

THN on Twitter