Brian Gionta

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Brayton Wilson
October 03, 2018 - 12:15 pm
For the Buffalo Sabres' season opener on Thursday night, Jack Eichel will not only have a new number on his sweater, but will now have a new letter on his chest. At the end of practice on Tuesday, head coach Phil Housley gathered his players at center ice and named Eichel as team captain. Building...
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Paul Hamilton
September 24, 2018 - 2:02 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - After 1,026 NHL games, Brian Gionta is calling it quits. The former Sabre announced his retirement on Monday at the arena. Gionta can’t believe what things turned in to for the kid from Rochester, New York, “I went into it hoping I could play one NHL game and then from there...
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February 25, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR Former Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta is back from PyeongChang, South Korea after captaining Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics. With Gionta returning from the Winter Olympics, now he is making his return to the NHL. It was announced early Sunday afternoon...
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Paul Hamilton
February 24, 2018 - 10:48 am
(WGR 550) - It looks like Brian Gionta will be back in the NHL by the end of the weekend. Kevin Oklobzija spoke to Gionta’s agent Steve Bartlett and he said that he has essentially finalized a deal to a playoff-bound team. Gionta just finished captaining Team USA at the Olympics in South Korea...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:10 am
Kyle Powell reporting @DatDude_KP The United States men's ice hockey team was sent packing on Wednesday afternoon in a heartbreaking thriller. The Czech Republic ends up sweeping away the Americans, 3-2 in a shootout in the quarterfinal round at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South...
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Brayton Wilson
February 14, 2018 - 11:37 am
It was not the start that the United States had envisioned at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. After holding a 2-0 lead heading into the third period, Slovenia storms back to force overtime with the late game-tying goal coming from Jan Mursak with 1:37 to play in regulation. In...
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Paul Hamilton
January 29, 2018 - 5:06 pm
Rochester, NY (WGR 550) - Brian Gionta will have at least one more professional hockey game. Amerks general manager Randy Sexton announced that Gionta has inked a one-game Professional Tryout contract and will be in uniform on Friday night when Rochester hosts Toronto. In a statement Sexton said, "...
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Brayton Wilson
January 02, 2018 - 5:55 pm
During the 2018 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic on Monday, USA Hockey revealed the rosters for their Olympic hockey teams to play in PyeongChang, South Korea in February. With no players from the National Hockey League participating in this year's Olympic games, the United States' men's team...
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Paul Hamilton
October 06, 2017 - 3:27 pm
New York, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Pominville had quite a return to Buffalo. Pominville got both the Sabre goals on Thursday in his first game since being reacquired from Minnesota. On opening night, each player gets introduced and Pominville said that was emotional as he came down the hallway, “It was...
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Paul Hamilton
September 28, 2017 - 1:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jordan Nolan was in Buffalo for his first practice on Thursday. The winger was claimed from Los Angeles on Wednesday. Phil Housley has talked throughout the preseason that his team hasn’t been physical enough. The head coach said that’s what he sees in Nolan, “Watching him...
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