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Brian Gionta
Brian Gionta
Right Wing
(jee-OHN-tuh)
Number: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 176
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 18, 1979  (Age 36)
Birthplace: Rochester, NY, United States
Drafted: NJD / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (82nd overall)


Posted 1g-1a-2pts in game four of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Carolina; recorded goal in game 3 and assist in game 1...Fifth on Devils with 20g-40a-60pts; point-total was most since career-high 48g-41a-89pts in 2005-06...Was fifth Devils' player to reach 20-goal mark this season; recorded 20 goals for fifth consecutive campaign...Appeared in his 400th career NHL game October 25 at Philadelphia; reached 300-point mark with goal March 1 vs. Philadelphia...Tallied points in season-high eight straight games November 14-December 4 (5g-6a-11pts); stretch included goals in five straight November 15-26 (5g) to match career high...Totaled points in five straight October 22-November 1 (2g-4a-6pts), as well as four straight February 28-March 7 (2g-3a-5pts)...Had six three-game point-scoring streaks, including goals in three straight March 17-20 (3g); and assists in three straight four times, most recently March 23-28 (3a)...Also had points in back-to-back games April 9-11 (1g-1a-2pts) and December 17-19 (1g-1a-2pts)...Posted ten multiple-point efforts overall, including 1g-3a-4pts December 12 vs. NY Rangers to match career high, and 1g-2a-3pts February 15 vs. San Jose...Had eight two-point efforts overall, including four 1g-1a-2pt matches, most recently January 13 at Vancouver...Also had four two-assist contests, most recently February 28 vs. Florida...Tied for first (J. Langenbrunner) on team with career-high three shorthanded goals; entered campaign with 2 SHG in previous six seasons...Missed game November 9 vs. Edmonton (general soreness)...Was 0-2 in shootouts this season, 14-37 (37.8%) in NHL career...One of four players in Devils' lineup to appear in all 82 games last season...A member of New Jersey's 2003 Stanley Cup Championship team.