21. Brian Gionta

From Rochester, New York, Brian Gionta played collegiately at Boston College, where he took the Eagles to two Frozen Fours.  Drafted in the Third Round in 1998, Gionta arrived in New Jersey during the 2001-02 Season, and a year later, he played a minor role in the Devils 2003 Stanley Cup win.

 

Following the 2004-05 lockout, Gionta went from 29 Points in the 2003-04 Season to 89 Points in the 2005-06 campaign.  This was not a year that the American could duplicate, but he had two more years where he scored over 50 Points.  

His run with the Devils ended in 2009 when he signed with Montreal.  He left New Jersey with 312 Points.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Acquired: Selected in the 3rd Round, 82nd Overall in the NHL Draft 6/27/98.
  • Departed: Signed with the Montreal Canadiens as a Free Agent 7/1/09.
  • Games Played: 473
  • Notable Statistics:

    152 Goals
    160 Assists 
    312 Points 
    227 PIM 
    .66 PPG 
    +62 Plus/Minus 
    37.7 Point Shares 
    40 Points in 67 Playoff Games

  • Played For: New Jersey Devils
  • Non-NHL Teams:

    Stanley Cup Champion (2000)

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