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Bruins sign Brian Gionta to one-year deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Boston Bruins have signed Brian Gionta to a one-year, one-way contract. He’ll make $700,000 in the deal.

His contract covers the rest of the 2017-18 season. He was the Team USA captain at the 2018 Winter Olympic games.

Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta battles Montreal Canadiens player Nikita Nesterov for the puck during an NHL game
Brian Gionta battles Montreal Canadiens player Nikita Nesterov for the puck during an NHL game (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

The 39-year-old last played in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres in 2016-17. Following his stint with the Sabres, he considered retirement but had offers.

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In 82 games, he had 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points.

In his career with the New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, and Sabres, he has appeared in 1,006 games. He has 289 goals and 299 assists for 588 points.

Gionta joins the Bruins on the same day the team went out and acquired Rick Nash in a deal with the New York Rangers.

In the Olympics, Team USA finished in seventh place. In five games, he did not register a point.

This was the first-time Gionta played in the Olympics since 2006 when Team USA finished in eighth place. He had four goals in those games.

Gionta played in one game, where he had one goal, for the Rochester Americans, before leaving for the Olympics. He had one point and one +/- in that one game.

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When Gionta played for the Americans, it was the first time he played in the American Hockey League since the 2004-05 season when he played in 15 games with the Albany River Rats. In those 15 games, he had five goals and seven assists for 12 points. He also had 10 PIM.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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