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Josh Gorges

30-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

A surprise exit from Montreal saw the reliable veteran land in Buffalo where the team’s young defensemen will need a strong voice and mentor to guide them in the right path. Gorges is an excellent positional player and will be counted on heavily to block shots and leave the ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 203   DOB: 8/14/1984   BORN: Kelowna, British Columbia   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a six-year extension with Montreal in January of 2012.

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The Canadiens have traded Gorges to the Sabres for a 2016 second-round pick, CBC.ca reports.

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Josh Gorges NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 21 49 0 6 6 5 31 25 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 22 54 1 3 4 -4 26 40 2.5 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 23 62 0 9 9 0 32 41 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 24 81 4 19 23 12 37 63 6.3 0 0 20:08 2 3 5 1:10 93 161
2009-10 25 82 3 7 10 2 39 52 5.8 1 0 21:01 0 3 3 0:50 85 158
2010-11 26 NHL MON 36 1 6 7 -3 18 20 5.0 1 0 21:10 1 0 1 0:41 55 79
2011-12 27 NHL MON 82 2 14 16 14 39 59 3.4 1 0 22:38 0 0 0 0:25 131 250
2012-13 28 NHL MON 48 2 7 9 4 15 40 5.0 0 0 21:23 0 0 0 0:30 68 116
2013-14 29 NHL MON 66 1 13 14 6 12 35 2.9 0 0 21:15 0 1 1 0:30 97 177
2014-15 30 NHL BUF 9 0 0 0 -3 6 2 0.0 0 0 21:36 0 0 0 0:10 14 41
2014-15 Proj 30 NHL BUF 71 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Josh Gorges

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Time On Ice Stats

21:36

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Josh Gorges was on the ice for 21:36.

0:10

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Josh Gorges was on the ice for 0:10 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:23 0:30
2013-14 21:15 0:30
2014-15 21:36 0:10

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Josh Gorges 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 25 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 21:37 0:00
Oct 23 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 20:14 0:00
Oct 22 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 24:14 0:00
Oct 18 BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 8 19:22 0:06
Oct 17 FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 19:45 0:10
Oct 14 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 6 25:31 0:40
Oct 13 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 7 21:33 0:20
Oct 11 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 20:06 0:12
Oct 9 CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 22:03 0:00

Josh Gorges: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gorges is "in shock" that the Canadiens are trying to trade him, reports TSN.ca. "I want people to know that I never wanted to leave Montreal. I have never asked for a trade -- this is (general manager) Marc Bergevin's call. I am in shock."

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The Canadiens are looking to trade Gorges, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. He has provided the team with a list of 15 cities he's willing to be dealt.

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Gorges (hand) registered an assist and a minus-1 rating in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago.

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Gorges (hand) will return to the lineup Wednesday night against Chicago, Hockey Inside Out reports.

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Gorges (hand) practiced Monday and should be ready to play Wednesday night in Chicago, pending final medical clearance Tuesday, the Montreal Gazette reports.

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Gorges (hand) will return next week, TVA's Renaud Lavoie reports.

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Gorges (hand) skated with the team's strength and conditioning coach Monday, Hockey Inside Out reports.

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Gorges is targeting a return from his hand injury April 9, when the Canadiens play the Blackhawks in Chicago, Hockey Inside Out reports. He has missed nearly a month because of a broken hand.

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Gorges underwent surgery on his fractured left hand Monday and is expected to miss four weeks.

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Gorges has a broken bone in his right hand, the Montreal Gazette reports.

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Gorges is slated to be evaluated for a hand injury.

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Gorges has one goal and 10 assists in 58 games so far this season.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Gorges had nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 48 games for the Canadiens in 2012-13, but we know by now, scoring isn't what makes him valuable. It's his leadership and penchant for blocking shots. He led Montreal with 116 blocked shots (seventh in NHL). He'll occupy a spot in one of the top two defensive pairings.

2012-13

Gorges, who entered the 2011-12 season rehabbing offseason knee surgery, proved to the Canadiens the knee was sound, so they wasted little time inking the pending unrestricted free agent to a six-year deal in January 2012. That should tell you all you need to know about how much the team values him. Playing in all 82 games in two of the last three seasons, Gorges is a stay-at-home type that is a constant on the penalty kill and blocks a ton of shots. While recording 16 points, he led the team with a plus-14 and will play major minutes on the first defensive pairing.

2011-12

Gorges suffered a right knee injury that required reconstructive surgery and limited him to 36 games in 2010-11. Despite the serious injury, the Canadiens re-signed him in the offseason to a one-year deal. He’s not afraid to get in front of pucks, having averaged two blocked shots per game in his three seasons in Montreal. He’ll skate on one of the top two pairings in what will be a contract year before becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer.

2010-11

Gorges is currently battling with P.K. Subban for the first line right blue liner slot next to Andrei Markov. Gorges has shown great durability the past two seasons playing in 82 games last year and 81 the season prior. It is going to be very hard to keep Subban off the front line but Gorges should be no worse the second on the depth chart and will provide good puck handling and stellar defensive play.

2009-10

Gorges may have been the steadiest player on the Canadiens’ roster in 2008-09. The defenseman, playing with top blue-liner Andrei Markov much of the season, posted career-highs in games played (81), goals (4), assists (19), points (23), plus-minus (plus-12), and penalty minutes (37) in his fourth season, and second full season in Montreal, last year. His plus-minus and blocked shot tallies led the team in ’08-’09, while his goal, assist, and point totals more than doubled his previous career-highs. Barring injury, Gorges should get as much playing time as last year, and should be able to at least match his numbers from last season.

2008-09

Gorges came virtually out of nowhere to become a key member to the Canadiens defensive corps last season. However, with just nine assists, Gorges has yet to establish any roto credence in the Bigs. Gorges will play with Francis Bouillon on the Canadiens' third defensive pairing this season and may see limited minutes on the second power play unit. Still, we'd stay away from drafting him unles you're in a 40-team league.

2007-08

Gorges is a fringe NHL defenseman and strictly a depth player with little skill offensively.

2006-07

He's not guaranteed a spot in the final rotation, and even if Gorges gets on the ice, he's a defense-first type all the way. The Sharks have guys who can move the puck, so Gorges probably won't see time on the power play.