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Bruins sign 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.

Brian Gionta is seen here playing for Team USA in the 2018 Olympics (Getty Images)

Brian Gionta is seen here playing for Team USA in the 2018 Olympics (Getty Images)

The 39-year-old last played in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres in 2016-17. 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.

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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