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Catching up with Brian Gionta

Devils forward enjoying offseason workouts and time with family

Friday, 07.18.2008 / 3:35 PM / Features
By Eric Marin
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Catching up with Brian Gionta

Gionta attended his brother Stephen's wedding on Friday.


newjerseydevils.com –
The schedule for the new season has been finalized, and the countdown toward 2008-09 is officially underway.

With the Devils set to square off in their home opener against the New York Islanders on Friday, Oct. 10, we checked in with right wing Brian Gionta on Friday to find out what he's been up to this offseason.

Gionta finished '07-08 as New Jersey's third-leading scorer, collecting 22 goals and 31 assists, and was one of four Devils to appear in all 82 games.

His campaign included a team season-high six-game point streak in November (5g-5a-10pts) and a five-game point run in February (2g-4a-6pts), that helped catapult him beyond his 45-point output from '06-07.

Newjerseydevils.com caught up with the Rochester, N.Y., native on one of the busiest days of the Gionta family's summer calendar.

I love the moves we've made this offseason. - B. Gionta
BG: My brother, Stephen, is getting married today, so right now we're hanging out and waiting to get ready.  We've been spending time out on the lake in Rochester with our son, Adam, and new daughter, Leah. Basically just living family life day-to-day, and in the last couple of months we've been preparing for Stephen's wedding.

My typical day has included working out in the morning from 7:30 to 9:30, then coming back home to enjoy the rest of the day boating on Lake Ontario or just playing in the yard with the kids.

I've also been hitting the ice with my brother, along with Ryan Callahan of the Rangers, Rory Fitzpatrick of Florida, Doug Janik of Tampa Bay, Scott Nichol of Nashville. We've all been working out this summer and skating together.

I love the moves we've made this offseason. Obviously having Bobby Holik back is a huge pick-up for us as far as depth and faceoffs. We've had him before so we know what he brings, and Bobby and I were teammates for a season in New Jersey.

Brian Rolston obviously helps us out offensively, and can contribute a lot of minutes on the PK and the power play. They were both big additions for us.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 40 10 16 -1 26
J. Jagr 43 9 16 -10 25
M. Cammalleri 35 15 6 -3 21
P. Elias 37 6 14 -14 20
M. Zidlicky 47 4 16 -7 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
T. Zajac 39 8 8 -7 16
S. Gomez 23 4 12 -5 16
S. Bernier 32 6 7 1 13
M. Havlat 29 5 7 -10 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 19 4 .920 2.41
K. Kinkaid 1 3 3 .913 2.54