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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 ET / 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 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 55 15 25 6 40
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
A. Henrique 53 18 18 14 36
K. Palmieri 55 20 15 3 35
T. Zajac 47 8 18 7 26
D. Schlemko 47 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 55 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 51 1 12 -1 13
A. Greene 55 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 44 3 7 -14 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 24 16 6 .930 2.01
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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