Brian Gionta

Brian Joseph Gionta ( born January 18, 1979 in Rochester, New York ) is an American professional ice hockey player who plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League since 2009.

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Gionta studied at Boston College, where he played ice hockey. NHL Entry Draft 1998, he was pulled Devils in the third round as 82 of the New Jersey. He remained until 2001, at the College and played in 2000 and 2001 with Team USA at the World Ice Hockey Championships.

For the 2001/02 season the New Jersey Devils Gionta brought in their team. They put him first of all to their farm team, the Albany River Rats. Gionta played 33 games in the NHL. In the next two years he had established himself firmly in the squad of the Devils, but not distinguished himself as a great scorer.

During the NHL lockout in the 2004/05 season, he completed 15 games for the Albany River Rats in the AHL and then came to Iserlohn to the season with the Roosters finish. However, because of the pregnancy of his wife's family came before his license back to North America.

When the NHL resumed play activities again Gionta came back strong as ever. He finished the 2005/06 season as top scorer of the Devils and scored 48 goals more than any player in the dress of the Devils had scored in a season.

After his contract has not previously been extended at the New Jersey Devils, Gionta signed on 1 July 2009 as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens. In September 2010 he was appointed captain of the Canadiens.


In 2006 he played with Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games in Turin.

Awards and achievements

  • 2000 NCAA East First All-American Team
  • 2001 Hockey East Championship with the Boston College
  • 2001 Hockey East Player of the Year
  • 2001 Hockey East First All-Star Team
  • 2001 Hockey East All- Academic Team
  • 2001 NCAA Division I Championship with the Boston College
  • 2001 NCAA East First All-American Team
  • 2001 Walter Brown Award
  • 2003 Stanley Cup win with the New Jersey Devils


Team Records

  • 48 goals in one season for the New Jersey Devils (NHL 2005/ 06)

Career Stats


Represented the U.S. at:

  • U20 Junior World Cup 1998
  • U20 Junior World Championship 1999
  • World Cup 2000
  • World Cup 2001
  • World Championship 2005
  • 2006 Winter Olympics

( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )