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Brian Gionta • RW
Status:Unrestricted Free Agent (Group III)
Ht/Wt:5'7", 178 lbs.
Born:Jan 18, 1979 (39 yrs) in Rochester, NY
Experience:15 years
Drafted:Drafted by New Jersey in 1998 (3/82).
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Scouting Report
Assets: Is a born leader. Plays with loads of feistiness and energy. Shows excellent quickness and possesses nifty skills and instincts around an opposing net, and will even take a pounding in front of it.
Flaws: Over time he can also wear down with overuse, mainly because of his smallish stature. When he plays too much, he tends to start making mental mistakes. Injuries are increasingly problematic.
Career Potential: Diminutive, savvy veteran winger and leader in decline.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2002-03 (New Jersey)
HE Player of the Year 2000-01
HE Rookie of the Year 1997-98
NCAA East First All-American Team 2000-01, 1999-00, 1998-99
HE First All-Star Team 2000-01, 1999-00, 1998-99
HE Second All-Star Team 1997-98
NCAA East Second All-American Team 1997-98
HE All-Rookie Team 1997-98
WJC-A Media - All-Star Team 1998-99
Walter Brown Award 2000-01 (shared with Ty Conklin)
MTJHL Player of the Year 1996-97
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