|Assets:||Makes the most of his ability and usually limits the mistakes in the defensive zone. Is a quality teammate with sound work ethic. Can line up on either side of the ice. Leads by example. Blocks shots with aplomb.|
|Flaws:||Is extremely limited in the offensive zone--defense is the name of his game. Lacks a strong point shot, so he's not much of point producer at the National Hockey League level. Is only average in terms of size.|
|Career Potential:||Big-minute shutdown defenseman and leader.|
|Memorial Cup||George Parsons Trophy||2003-04|
|WHL||West First All-Star Team||2003-04|
|10/06/2015||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|4/11/2015||Missed the last 27 regular season games (lower body injury).|
|2/22/2015||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/15/2015||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/20/2014||Missed 2 games (finger injury).|
|12/15/2014||Finger injury, day-to-day.|
|12/02/2014||Missed 7 games (knee injury).|
|11/18/2014||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|11/12/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2014||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|4/08/2014||Missed 15 games (broken hand).|
|3/06/2014||Broken hand, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/28/2013||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|12/21/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/01/2012||Signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a six-year contract extension.|
|7/22/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||Montreal Canadiens tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/27/2011||Missed the last 46 games of the regular season and 7 playoff games (right knee injury).|
|12/31/2010||Right knee injury, injured reserve.|
|12/28/2010||Right knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/03/2009||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|2/01/2009||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|7/09/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a three-year contract.|
|6/26/2008||Montreal Canadiens tendered a qualifying offer.|
|7/17/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|6/26/2007||Montreal Canadiens extended qualifying offer.|
|2/25/2007||Acquired from the San Jose Sharks.|
|11/27/2006||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|11/16/2006||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|3/26/2006||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|12/15/2005||Recalled from Cleveland (AHL).|
|10/11/2005||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|9/14/2005||Invited to training camp by the San Jose Sharks.|
|9/22/2004||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|7/01/2014||Montreal Canadiens traded Josh Gorges to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2nd round selection in 2016.|
|2/25/2007||Montreal Canadiens traded Craig Rivet and a fifth-round draft pick in 2008 to the San Jose Sharks for Josh Gorges and a first-round draft pick in 2007.|
|9/20/2002||Signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks.|
| 10/07/2015 12:41 PM
NewsHead coach Dan Bylsma said "it's possible" Gorges plays in Thursday's season opener.
| 10/02/2015 1:26 PM
NewsGorges, who missed time at camp with a lower-body issue, went through a minor procedure for a "quick cleanup," reports the Olean Times Herald.
| 09/28/2015 12:18 PM
NewsGorges is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
| 09/08/2015 6:41 PM
NewsAfter getting microfracture surgery on his knee in February, Gorges will be healthy to begin the season, reports The Buffalo News.
Gorges traded to Sabres for 2016 2nd round | 07/01/2014 12:32 PM
NewsJosh Gorges was traded from the Canadiens to the Sabres for a second-round pick in 2016.
ImpactGorges is an underrated rearguard who might have a larger role in Buffalo than he had in Montreal. That said, Gorges is a last-round type of fantrasy pick.
Josh Gorges surprised Habs want to trade him | 07/01/2014 10:28 AM
NewsJosh Gorges was surprised to find out that Montreal wants to trade him.
ImpactGorges has a modified no-trade clause and he reportedly used it to veto a potential deal to Toronto. Although he didn't confirm that specifically, he did confirm that the Canadiens called him to ask him to waive his no-trade clause and clearly he didn't do that. He has, however, added "a couple" Canadian teams to his list of teams he's willing to go to. Previously the list include 15 American-based clubs.
Montreal has offer from Leafs for Gorges | 06/30/2014 10:13 AM
NewsThere's reportedly an offer on the table for Josh Gorges from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactHowever, Gorges would have to waive his modified no-trade clause to accept a trade to the Leafs. If he does then it's believed that a roster player from the Leafs would go back to the Canadiens in return, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Report: Josh Gorges involved in trade talks | 06/28/2014 4:36 PM
NewsJosh Gorges is reportedly being made available for trade by the Montreal Canadiens.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactThe shot-blocking specialist has 15 teams on his list of approved destinations. Gorges has four more years on his current contract and it carries a $3.9 million cap hit.
Gorges (hand) will play on Wednesday | 04/08/2014 12:30 PM
NewsJosh Gorges (hand) will return on Wednesday.
Canadiens.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactHe has been out of the Canadiens' lineup for roughly a month. He has a goal and 13 points in 63 games this season.
Josh Gorges (hand) on target to return Weds. | 04/08/2014 8:26 AM
NewsJosh Gorges (hand) participated in Monday's practice and he should be cleared to return for Wednesday's game versus Chicago.
ImpactHe has been sidelined since Mar. 5 with a fractured hand, which he sustained on Mar. 1 against Toronto when he blocked a shot. If you need shot blocks then Gorges is a good play, but he doesn't bring anything else of value from a fantasy perspective.
Josh Gorges aims to return next week | 03/31/2014 10:41 AM
NewsJosh Gorges is targeting Montreal's game in Chicago on Apr. 9 for his return from a fractured hand.
ImpactHe has been sidelined since Mar. 5 after undergoing surgery to repair the damage caused by a blocked shot. Gorges is fourth in NHL with 173 blocks in 63 games.
Josh Gorges has surgery, set to miss 4 weeks | 03/10/2014 4:17 PM
NewsJosh Gorges underwent surgery on his fractured hand Monday and he's projected to be sidelined for about four weeks.
ImpactThat could allow him to return for the last week of the regular season. Gorges has recorded just 13 points in 63 games this year, but he ranks second among all skaters with 173 blocked shots.
Update on Josh Gorges (hand) may come Tues. | 03/10/2014 10:18 AM
NewsJosh Gorges (hand) will probably have his status updated on Tuesday when the Canadiens return to practice.
ImpactHe fractured his right hand when he blocked a shot on March 1 against Toronto and he's missed the last two games. Gorges appeared in two matches after the injury because the break wasn't immediately discovered.
Gorges ' hand could be broken | 03/08/2014 9:02 AM
NewsThe Candiens are concerned that Josh Gorges has a broken hand.
ImpactIf that is the case, his season could be over. The Habs expect to know more about the nature of Gorges' injury in the next 24 hours. Stay tuned for updates.
Josh Gorges (hand) returns to Montreal | 03/06/2014 4:31 PM
NewsJosh Gorges won't play Thursday night because of a hand injury.
ImpactHe has traveled back to Montreal to have the injury looked at. It is believed that he may have suffered a broken hand during last Saturday's game against Toronto, but he continued to play through the injury.
Josh Gorges posts 2 assists, along with 3 BkS | 01/17/2014 7:23 AM
NewsJosh Gorges contributed a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-4 overtime victory against Ottawa.
ImpactHe has earned three helpers in his last two games to give him 10 points on the year. Gorges isn't known for his offensive contributions, though. He also had three hits and three blocks versus the Senators. Gorges is currently second in the league in blocked shots with 129 in 47 appearances.
Gorges to return to action Saturday v Bolts | 12/28/2013 11:02 AM
NewsJosh Gorges will return to action Saturday night against Tampa.
ImpactHe had missed Monday's game with a lower-body injury but seems to be fully recovered now. Feel free to activate Gorges if you need him.
Josh Gorges' 167-games streak ends | 12/21/2013 7:02 PM
NewsJosh Gorges is out Saturday night due to a lower-body injury.
Pat Hickey on Twitter
ImpactThe Canadiens defenseman was hurt blocking a shot in St. Louis on Thursday and will see his streak of 167 straight games played end. He has seven points and is a plus-seven this year.
Banged up Gorges expected to play Saturday | 10/12/2013 11:22 AM
NewsA banged up Josh Gorges is expected to play Saturday night in Vancouver against the Canucks.
ImpactHe missed practice Friday but seems to be well enough to play Saturday. Keep Gorges in your lineup if you need him.
Montreal's Josh Gorges wants PK to improve | 09/30/2013 10:41 AM
NewsJosh Gorges wants to see a great deal of improvement from Montreal's 23rd ranked penalty kill this season.
Impact"We have to be better this year," Gorges said. "As good as we ended up as a whole, the penalty-kill was brutal. If we can improve on that, that's going to help us have even more success. The PK is important in today's game and it's something we have to take pride in." Gorges, who is known for his ability to block shots, has been paired with physical defenseman Jarred Tinordi on Montreal's penalty kill unit at practice.
Habs won't blame icing calls on Game 4 loss | 05/08/2013 7:25 AM
NewsThe Montreal Canadiens were visibly upset and baffled by some of the calls made in Tuesday's overtime loss to Ottawa, but Josh Georges isn't blaming the officials for the defeat.
ImpactMost notably the Habs didn't like the questionable icing calls that went against them late in the contest that eventually led to the Senators tying the score in the final minute of regulation. "I just want everything to be called the same way," Gorges said. "I don't care if they wave them off, but in the first period they put one behind me and I stopped to let (Raphael Diaz) get it and the linesman waved it off. His explanation was that, as soon as I stopped moving my feet, it was no longer icing. I asked the same thing (in the third period). But that's not why we lost. The (officials) make the calls and we live by it."
Josh Gorges gets seven blocked shots Sunday | 02/04/2013 11:18 AM
NewsJosh Gorges blocked a team-high seven shots on Sunday.
ImpactGorges doesn't do much offensively, so he's a non-factor in most leagues. However, if you happen to be in a league that values hits and blocked shots, then Gorges is worth a look. He won't do much else, but he should be a major contributor in both categories this season.
|Goals||0||3 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 12||0|
|Assists||1||vs. TB||Oct 10||2|
|Points||1||vs. TB||Oct 10||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 12||2|
|Plus/Minus||0||3 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 12||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||3 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 12||0|
|Power Play Points||0||3 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 12||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||3 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 12||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||3 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 12||1|
|Shots||2||vs. Ott||Oct 8||3|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Mtl)|
|Penalty Minutes||39||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Mtl)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2008-09 (Mtl)|
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