Former Sabre Gionta is going to play another professional game

January 29, 2018

Rochester, NY (WGR 550) - Brian Gionta will have at least one more professional hockey game. Amerks GM 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, "Brian has been practicing with us on a regular basis since early in the season.

“These practices were part of his preparation for the Olympics and, given the Olympics are just around the corner, a game was the final tune-up for him to get ready to captain the U.S. Olympic team. The entire Buffalo Sabres organization wishes Brian all the very best in his pursuit of a gold medal.”

Gionta played 1006 games in the NHL including 230 with Buffalo. He scored 40 goals and 63 assists with the Sabres. Gionta also played 303 games with Montreal and 473 with New Jersey.