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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 PIT 35 22 8 5 108 83 49
2 TBL 37 22 11 4 119 97 48
3 NYI 35 23 11 1 108 98 47
4 DET 36 19 8 9 103 89 47
5 MTL 35 22 11 2 95 84 46
6 TOR 35 20 12 3 118 102 43
7 NYR 33 19 10 4 100 84 42
8 WSH 35 18 11 6 102 90 42
9 BOS 36 18 15 3 93 97 39
10 FLA 32 15 9 8 73 82 38
11 OTT 35 14 14 7 92 97 35
12 PHI 35 14 15 6 98 105 34
13 CBJ 34 15 16 3 86 109 33
14 BUF 36 14 19 3 73 118 31
15 NJD 37 12 18 7 79 107 31
16 CAR 35 10 21 4 71 95 24

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 30 9 11 -1 20
J. Jagr 36 5 15 -13 20
M. Zidlicky 37 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 25 11 4 -2 15
M. Ryder 34 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 30 4 7 2 11
S. Bernier 26 3 7 4 10
A. Greene 37 0 9 -2 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 17 4 .917 2.50