RotoWire Partners

Brian Gionta

37-Year-Old Right Wing – Buffalo Sabres

2016-17 NHL Stats

G

5

A

5

PP Pts

0

+/-

-1

PIM

8

2016-17 NHL Projections

G

A

PP Pts

+/-

PIM

2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Simply hitting double digits in goals would be considered a successful season for the 37-year-old Gionta, who has embraced his role on the Sabres' checking lines. Last year, he finished with 12 goals and 33 points in 79 games, which is about all that can be expected from him...

Read more about Brian Gionta

SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 7"   WT: 178   DOB: 1/18/1979   BORN: Rochester, New York   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #82 Overall in 1998   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Brian Gionta Contract Information:

Signed to a three-year, $12.75 million contract by the Sabres in July 2014.

December 1, 2016  –  Brian Gionta News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Gionta compiled a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's win over the Rangers.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Brian Gionta – simply subscribe now.

Brian Gionta NHL Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 26 82 48 41 89 18 46 291 16.5 10 1 24 0 24
2006-07 27 62 25 20 45 -3 36 194 12.9 4 0 11 0 11
2007-08 28 82 22 31 53 1 46 257 8.6 4 1 8 0 8
2008-09 29 81 20 40 60 12 32 248 8.1 1 3 16:58 3 8 11 2:25 44 28
2009-10 30 61 28 18 46 3 26 237 11.8 3 0 20:45 10 6 16 2:58 36 33
2010-11 31 NHL MON 82 29 17 46 3 24 298 9.7 6 2 19:37 7 4 11 3:10 87 31
2011-12 32 NHL MON 31 8 7 15 -7 16 75 10.7 0 0 19:26 2 1 3 2:54 35 13
2012-13 33 NHL MON 48 14 12 26 3 8 112 12.5 3 0 18:07 5 2 7 3:05 37 23
2013-14 34 NHL MON 81 18 22 40 1 22 184 9.8 3 0 17:51 2 5 7 1:30 46 52
2014-15 35 NHL BUF 69 13 22 35 -13 18 153 8.5 2 1 18:03 3 6 9 2:04 61 31
2015-16 36 NHL BUF 79 12 21 33 -5 12 169 7.1 2 0 17:44 1 5 6 2:00 46 36
2016-17 37 NHL BUF 24 5 5 10 -1 8 51 9.8 1 0 17:08 0 0 0 1:50 21 10
2016-17 Proj 37 NHL BUF 78 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Brian Gionta

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

No Yes

Brian Gionta – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#3Right Wing

2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

17:08

Average Time On Ice

On average, Brian Gionta was on the ice for 17:08.

1:50

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Brian Gionta was on the ice for 1:50 during power plays.

1:56

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Brian Gionta was on the ice for 1:56 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 18:03 2:04 1:17
2015-16 17:44 2:00 1:26
2016-17 17:08 1:50 1:56

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Brian Gionta

<a href='/hockey/showArticle.htm?id=27368'>NHL Barometer: Mika-Boo!</a>

NHL Barometer: Mika-Boo!

Surprise! Ottawa has a new top dog down the middle. Read who else makes the cut and falls short in this week's Barometer.

More Brian Gionta Articles   View Last 30

Yahoo DFS Hockey: Thursday Picks  

NHL Barometer: Rask for Forgiveness  

Yahoo DFS Hockey: Friday Picks  

Yahoo DFS Hockey: Saturday Picks  

2016-17 NHL Game Log   Brian Gionta
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 3 BOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 14:07 1:33
Dec 1 NYR 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 15:08 0:17
Nov 29 @OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 15:36 1:53
Nov 25 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:29 1:26
Nov 23 DET 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 20:05 1:59
Nov 21 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 17:08 2:59
Nov 19 PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 20:14 2:24
Nov 17 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:33 3:28
Nov 15 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 16:55 1:51
Nov 12 @NJD 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 17:10 0:30
Nov 11 NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:00 0:29
Nov 9 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:19 1:21
Nov 7 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 15:43 1:13
Nov 5 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:59 1:03
Nov 3 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 18:28 1:42
Nov 1 @MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:34 1:02
Oct 30 @WPG 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 14:13 0:50
Oct 29 FLA 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 17:19 1:45
Oct 27 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:53 2:10
Oct 25 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:13 3:05
View Brian Gionta's Full Game Log
Oct 20 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:18 2:14
Oct 18 @CGY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:01 2:26
Oct 16 @EDM 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 66.7 1 0 17:04 1:33
Oct 13 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 15:52 4:43

Brian Gionta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gionta directed the puck into the cage Wednesday in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Red Wings.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta netted a point for the third straight game Tuesday against Minnesota, notching an assist.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta scored a goal and added four shots on net in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Jets.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta scored twice in Sunday's win over Buffalo.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta lit the lamp twice -- including the game-winner -- in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against the Islanders.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta (illness) will play Tuesday against the Devils.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta (flu) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against New Jersey, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta picked up two assists Thursday in a 6-3 victory over Calgary.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta scored and added an assist -- both on the power play -- in Sunday's loss to the Penguins.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta scored his seventh goal of the season Wednesday in a 4-2 win over Montreal.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta notched an assist and then a goal in a 20-second span during the first period of Tuesday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Gionta tallied an assist in 15:36 worth of ice time in Sunday's win over the Jets.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 outlook.

2015-16

At 36 years old, Gionta is clearly entering the twilight of his career. But the diminutive winger still has gas in the proverbial tank, and the influx of talent to his Sabres squad could just give him the high-octane jolt he needs to remain fantasy relevant. He finished last season with a decent 35 points in 69 games, with 16 of those coming in the final 14 contests. Gionta wonít finish like that again, but playing within the Sabresí top six and alongside either Ryan OíReilly or Jack Eichel could allow him to give his fantasy owners another 35- or 40-point season. But should Gionta falter again early on, he could be passed up on the depth chart by youngster Johan Larsson, so keep a finger on the wire just in case.

2014-15

The 35-year-old is seeing his scoring touch fade season after season, but his speed and quick release still suggests the ability to score 20 goals. The Sabres donít have many reliable wingers to speak of, which means Gionta will most likely play on either of the top two lines to bring some stability to the lineup. Giontaís best days are clearly behind him and in Buffalo he will serve in a veteran leadership role rather than be an offensive lynchpin.

2013-14

Gionta rebounded from an injury-shortened 2011-12 to score 14 goals and 12 assists in 48 games for Montreal last season. He's entering the final year of his contract and, at 34, his skills are starting to diminish. And there are some young guys on the roster that have earned more ice time. Walking hand-in-hand with age is health. For the second straight season, Gionta underwent surgery on his biceps. He's expected to be ready for the start of the season. Gionta will have a spot on one of the top two lines, but don't be surprised if he's losing minutes to Alex Galchenyuk before long.

2012-13

Gionta missed more than half of the 2011-12 season after he underwent surgery to repair a torn biceps. A return to full health is expected and he'll skate as the second line right wing alongside center Tomas Plekanec and a to-be-determined left winger. You can typically pencil in Gionta for a 20-20 campaign, but he's approaching his 34-year-old season and we always worry about injuries to smaller-stature guys like Gionta, especially ones that like to initiate contact the way Gionta does.

2011-12

The 48 goals Gionta pocketed in 2005-06 may be an outlier, but the Habs' captain has been an automatic 20-goal guy for seven straight seasons. He led Montreal for a second straight season with 29 goals in 2010-11, though it was largely considered a sub-par year for Gionta. There's a notion out there that Gionta was held down by the poor play of linemate Scott Gomez, and the two will likely remain on the same line this coming season. For a small player, he plays with some grit and isn't afraid to put his body in the high-traffic areas. With a full season of Max Pacioretty as a scoring threat on the left wing and an elevation in Gomez' play, Gionta could break the 30-goal mark.

2010-11

Gionta had a very impressive 28 goals but a very disappointing 46 points in only 61 games last season. After proving to be very durable the previous few seasons, Gionta missed 21 games with a broken bone in his foot. With Scott Gomez centering his line and feeding him the puck, look for Gionta to have great luck again scoring goals and if he remains healthy he could end up with 30-plus tallies.

2009-10

There are a lot of expectations for Gionta, who is coming off his most productive season since 2005-06. In New Jersey last season, he had 60 points with 20 goals and 40 assists. His 60 points would have been third among the Canadiens last season. The speedster is a main addition to the club who was brought in to bolster the scoring lost with the departures of Koivu, Kovalev and Tanguay. He has proven to be durable, having missed just five games in the past three seasons.

2008-09

Gionta's first season without Scott Gomez went as expected. His 48-goal campaign in 2005-06 appears to be an aberration. Last season, Gionta scattered 22 goals over all 82 games with just eight on the power play. He's still one of the team's top offensive options, but don't expect any more than 60 points this season.

2007-08

Gionta's first season without Scott Gomez went as expected. His 48-goal campaign in 2005-06 appears to be an aberation. Last season Gionta scattered 22 goals over all 82 games with just eight on the power play. He's still one of the team's top offensive options, but don't expect any more than 60 points at the most.

2005-06

The scrappy, but undersized winger, scored 20 goals while skating on the first line, but his potential is limited to whom he skates with. He could see some power play time, but 20 goals probably is his ceiling.