player photo

12 Brian Gionta RW

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
257-1213:00

Player Updates

September 25, 2018 08:46 PM
Brian Gionta: Joins Buffalo's front office
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta officially retired Monday and will join the Sabres in a front-office role.

The 39-year-old had been skating this offseason, but another run at it wasn't in the cards. He barely played last season, not seeing NHL action until after the Olympics when he joined the Bruins for 20 games. For many years, Gionta was one of the best American forwards in the league, and he certainly made fantasy owners happy in the 2005-06 season when he scored 48 goals. Those days are in the past now.

August 12, 2018 09:57 AM
Brian Gionta: Seriously contemplating retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta said he's ready for retirement "unless something very out of the ordinary and significant came through," NHL.com reports.

Despite how Gionta's been training in Rochester, New York -- his home town -- ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, that does not necessarily mean that he'll continue his career. "I've still trained because that's the routine," he said. "It's what I've done every summer for the last 17 years." The diminutive veteran only appeared in 20 games at hockey's highest level last season, recording two goals and five assists for the Bruins. Known for his veteran leadership and hockey smarts, Gionta remains an unrestricted free agent with about a month to go before training camp begins.

June 1, 2018 11:52 AM
Brian Gionta: Will not be retained by Bruins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta will not have his contract extended by the Bruins, Kevin Paul Dupont of The Boston Globe reports.

Gionta is a 39-year-old with pending unrestricted free-agent status, so it'll be interesting to see whether he ultimately retires or decides to lace up his skates for at least one more season. The New York native has compiled 595 points (291 goals, 304 assists) over 1,026 career contests between the Devils, Canadiens, Sabres and Bruins. He recorded seven points over 20 games with the B's this past season, numbers well off the pace he set in his prime. Still, if Gionta wishes to play next season, his veteran leadership and ability to contribute secondary scoring, could land him another deal.

May 9, 2018 07:56 PM
Bruins' Brian Gionta: Mulling future
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta has yet to make a decision on his future, but continuing to play remains an option, Matt Kalman of NHL.com reports.

Now 39 years young, Gionta became a Bruin after competing at the Olympics for the United States, tallying two goals and five assists in 20 regular-season contests. Gionta was somewhat of an afterthought during the postseason though, serving as a healthy scratch in 11 of 12 games. Despite his age, the former Boston College Eagle can still be an effective player due to his high hockey IQ, but his days as a pint-sized, scoring dynamo are in the past.

April 9, 2018 12:44 PM
Bruins' Brian Gionta: Sees 20 games of regular-season action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta recorded two goals and seven points in 20 games for the Bruins this past season.

The 39-year-old caught on with Boston after representing Team USA at the Olympics. Gionta's arrival helped the Bruins weather a series of injuries up front, but as the team heads into the postseason, the veteran forward's lineup status isn't firmly entrenched. Gionta is slated to become an unrestricted free agent upon completion of the current campaign.

March 28, 2018 12:25 PM
Bruins' Brian Gionta: Production slows down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta logged 12:06 worth of ice time, including 3:06 on the power play, in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Jets.

After charging out of the gate with six points in his first five games as a Bruin, Gionta has now gone nine straight outings without recording a point. Though the 39-year-old forward has cooled off, he's been a solid addition to a banged-up Bruins squad and has likely earned himself consideration for a lineup spot up front for the team's playoff drive, even as Boston's injured players gradually return to action.

March 2, 2018 01:08 AM
Bruins' Brian Gionta: Two points in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta had two assists -- including one on the power play -- in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Penguins.

Making his season debut after signing with Boston following the Olympics, the 39-year-old Gionta showed that he's still got plenty left in the tank. The Rochester native should benefit from a lack of early-season wear-and-tear, and Gionta could be worth a pickup if he can replicate this effort moving forward.

February 25, 2018 02:44 PM
Bruins' Brian Gionta: Inks deal with Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta signed a one-year contract worth $700,000 with Boston on Sunday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

It seemed like Gionta's plan was to always return to the NHL after competing with Team USA at the Olympics, and he's finally found his suitor. The 39-year-old wasn't able to post any points through five games at the Olympic level, but was able to log 35 points in 82 games last season in Buffalo. Nonetheless, Gionta likely won't see more than a bottom-six role in Boston.

February 13, 2018 01:04 AM
Brian Gionta: Looking at potential NHL return following Olympics
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta's agent is talking to NHL teams about a potential deal after the Olympics, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

Gionta has yet to play a game in the 2017-18 season, but has been practicing steadily with AHL Rochester all year and played in the pre-Olympic Deutschland Cup. The 39-year-old did have a strong season in Buffalo last year, logging 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 82 games, and could use the Olympics as a stage to prove to potential playoff teams that he's still got it. Gionta will have roughly 36 hours after the gold medal game to sign a contract and be eligible for the playoffs, so expect a transaction shortly following the game if a team thinks he could provide leadership, and still fit in its bottom six.

October 10, 2017 11:24 PM
Brian Gionta: Preparing for Olympics
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta will not sign an AHL deal and will instead focus on competing in the Olympics, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

After having a successful NHL career that included 11 playoff appearances, it's easy to understand why the veteran wants to play on a big stage one last time. However, this will likely signal the end of Gionta's pro career, unless he's willing to take a minor-league deal next season.

July 18, 2017 07:52 PM
Brian Gionta: 'Remote' chance of signing with Sabres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta is very unlikely to re-sign with the Sabres, the Olean Times Herald reports.

The Sabres are transitioning into the next stage of their maturation process under new general manager Jason Botterill, so not bringing back their 38-year-old captain makes sense. Gionta was a very reliable middle-six winger for the Sabres who scored at least 30 points in each of his three seasons with the club. However, there just seems to be no place for him on the team, especially after the Sabres acquired right winger Jason Pominville from Minnesota. Gionta's camp is optimistic he'll land a contract for the 2017-18 season, but his options will certainly be limited.

June 27, 2017 02:16 PM
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Hopes to remain in Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta, who has served as the Sabres' captain since the 2014-15 season, is hoping to stay with the club, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

The 38-year-old has scored at least 30 points in each of his three seasons in Buffalo, and he believes that he can still be a valuable contributor in the NHL. Despite the Sabres' struggles, Gionta was one of the team's most consistent performers, but his role with the club is unclear with a new general manager at the helm.

March 28, 2017 12:57 AM
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Will play 1,000th career game Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Monday's contest against the Panthers will be the 1,000th game of Gionta's career.

It's quite the accomplishment for the 37-year-old, who's been criticized for being too small throughout his career. The Sabres captain is no longer the goal scorer he once was, but he has certainly been a consistent producer during his time in Buffalo, scoring at least 30 points in each of his past three seasons. The Sabres captain has been a staple in the top-nine, but is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. His fantasy value is minimal in standard formats, although he may be worth a streaming start if he plays alongside Jack Eichel. Gionta has 14 goals this season and his 10.4 shooting percentage is his highest mark in three years.

March 6, 2017 12:04 AM
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Big effort wasted Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta managed a power-play goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 road loss to the Penguins.

Both points took place in the first period, as the Sabres ended up squandering a 3-0 lead after the first frame. Gionta is lauded for his leadership abilities, but that only goes so far in the numbers-hungry world of fantasy hockey. He has three two-point efforts since the beginning of February (17 games), albeit with no goals or assists in the rest of those contests. It's hard to trust a guy like him in shallow leagues.

March 1, 2017 01:12 AM
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Breaks slump with two-point effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Predators.

He'd missed the scoresheet nine consecutive times since recording two assists against the Sharks back on Feb. 7, some three weeks ago. Gionta managed to produce at a slightly elevated pace for a good chunk of the season, but he's fallen off dramatically, and with a modest 29 points in 63 games for the season, his fantasy relevance remains quite low.

February 8, 2017 12:25 AM
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Contributes two helpers in comeback win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta picked up a pair of assists in a 5-4 overtime win against San Jose on Tuesday.

He'd missed the scoresheet in three straight following a four-game point streak, so Gionta's had a bit of a see-saw effect lately. Nonetheless, he's been surprisingly productive, at least by deep-league standards. No one's going to swoon over his roughly 40-point pace, but that's usable production in certain formats.

January 27, 2017 03:00 AM
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Extends point streak to three games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta's assist on Evander Kane's goal Thursday against Dallas now gives him a point in three straight games.

Gionta has been very productive of late, and prior to his current streak had a goal and two assists in three games. He's on pace to set career highs as a Sabre with 11 goals and 24 points in 48 games, after finishing with 33 and 35 points over the past two seasons. A big reason for his increased production is his shooting percentage at 11.7 percent, which is almost five percent higher than last year's. He's a depth fantasy forward only in the deepest of leagues -- there's not much upside to be had in the 38-year-old.

January 18, 2017 01:10 AM
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Rare multi-point effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta earned a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-3 loss against the Leafs.

The well-aged veteran has had a surprisingly productive campaign, as he owns 21 points through 44 contests, though this was his first multi-point game since Dec. 27 and only his fourth of the season. There's still not a whole lot of fantasy relevance here, especially since he has a minus-3 rating and doesn't contribute on the power play, where he has only one point despite seeing consistently significant ice time.

December 27, 2016 11:45 PM
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Dishes out two in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta notched two assists -- one on the game-winner -- and a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Red Wings.

Gionta is one of several players enjoying Jack Eichel back in the lineup, even if he's not directly affecting his output. The 37-year-old has put up a solid December to date, potting three goals and tacking on five helpers. After November's minus-5 rating, it's good to see the veteran sitting at plus-2 this month with two contests to go.

December 7, 2016 10:45 AM
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Secures sixth goal of campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gionta found the back of the net in Tuesday night's 4-3 overtime win over the Oilers.

Gionta's tally was made possible by a slick backhand feed from Marcus Foligno along the goal stripe. A small but feisty winger, Gionta is up to six goals and five helpers on the season, providing modest utility for fantasy owners in deep leagues.

Last 7 Games
03/29TB00009:58
04/01PHI000011:17
04/03TB000015:40
04/05FLA00009:58
04/07OTT01118:41
04/08FLA00009:05
05/04TB000-111:18
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Fantasy Points by Week
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728
 
CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2001-02New Jersey3347111000001620
2002-03New Jersey581213255203086
2003-04New Jersey75218291900813525
2005-06New Jersey82484189182411002845
2006-07New Jersey62252045-3110401219
2007-08New Jersey82223153181403025
2008-09New Jersey812040601233105181
2009-10Montreal6128184631003076
2010-11Montreal82291746372601940
2011-12Montreal318715-720001419
2012-13Montreal48141226350301428
2013-14Montreal81182240120302337
2014-15Buffalo69132235-13312069100
2015-16Buffalo79122133-510205466
2016-17Buffalo82152035-1131304660
2017-18Boston20257-1101067
102629130459535829531432584
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2001-02New Jersey586.9442:40618  8004
2002-03New Jersey1299.3858:141159115:4336:5523109
2003-04New Jersey17412.11104:40145998:1546:06360018
2005-06New Jersey29116.51625:172012411:17123:06460023
2006-07New Jersey19412.91167:061397275:2932:33360018
2007-08New Jersey2578.61498:501868286:0963:02460022
2008-09New Jersey2488.11374:321714196:2480:53320016
2009-10Montreal23711.81265:461603181:23117:18260013
2010-11Montreal2989.71608:452007237:34158:37240012
2011-12Montreal7510.7602:2976890:0364:3816008
2012-13Montreal11212.5869:551117141:4234:128004
2013-14Montreal1849.81445:311887115:17130:02220011
2014-15Buffalo1538.51245:451526142:4188:5018009
2015-16Buffalo1697.11400:521778157:51112:3612006
2016-17Buffalo14910.11361:381687126:54151:17220011
2017-18Boston424.8261:2133137:586:432001
277010.518133:21229312614:401246:4837710185
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2001-02New Jersey6224-1012010
2002-03New Jersey241895000089
2003-04New Jersey5235-2100011
2005-06New Jersey9347-1112012
2006-07New Jersey118195301001
2007-08New Jersey5101-2000001
2008-09New Jersey723500000157
2009-10Montreal199615-64010711
2010-11Montreal7325-6102011
2012-13Montreal2011-2000001
2013-14Montreal171670010043
2017-18Boston1000-1000000
113323668-11103803837
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2001-02New Jersey1612.5102:471470:000:000000
2002-03New Jersey591.7348:3352626:429:496003
2003-04New Jersey922.278:2710411:110:050000
2005-06New Jersey2910.3180:5022657:3120:472001
2006-07New Jersey3721.6211:4827044:241:224002
2007-08New Jersey147.189:2211013:112:102001
2008-09New Jersey238.7124:4617719:1316:144002
2009-10Montreal7012.9421:3753668:2451:3914007
2010-11Montreal358.6158:0920322:1910:170000
2012-13Montreal50.034:19496:195:020000
2013-14Montreal402.5303:014236:1133:212001
2017-18Boston00.011:18140:060:000000
3379.52064:572785275:31150:46340017
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-7/178
Birthdate:
1/18/1979
Age:
40
Hometown:
Rochester, NY
Team:
Boston Bruins
School:

NHL Experience: