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Contract with Islanders a ‘Good Christmas gift’ for Gionta

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – Stephen Gionta called his new contract with the New York Islanders “a good Christmas present” following his first practice on Thursday, a day after signing a one-year, two-way deal with the team. “It’s good to be back finally healthy and everything,” Gionta said. “That’s all I can say I guess. I’m just pumped to be back.” The 33-year-old forward...
Via Islanders Insight
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Sign Stephen Gionta to Two-Way Deal; Recall Him

The New York Islanders signed veteran forward Stephen Gionta to a two-way deal for the rest of the season, and have recalled him from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL. In seven games with the Sound Tigers this season (he was playing on an AHL deal), he had one goal and two assists.  In 270 NHL games, Gionta has 50 points (15 goals, 35 assists) all coming with the New Jersey...
Via Islanders Insight
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Stephen Gionta, recall him from Bridgeport

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders signed forward Stephen Gionta to a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday and recalled him from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League. The 33-year-old Gionta had a goal and two assists in seven games for Bridgeport. Last season, he had a goal and 10 assists in 82 games for the New Jersey Devils. The former Boston College star has 15 goals...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The Other Gionta, Strome Deal, Tavares Ready

The New York Islanders announced yesterday that Stephen Gionta has agreed to a professional tryout (PTO). Around the same time last year, the Islanders signed another former Devils forward, Steve Bernier, who would eventually make the team, though he spent a majority of his time in a suit. It’s anyone’s guess if Gionta has a shot, but, as Newsday’s Arthur Staple has mentioned...
Via Islanders Insight
September 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils F Stephen Gionta fined for spearing

NEW YORK (AP) New Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta has been fined for spearing Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki. The league announced the $2,284.95 fine on Friday. Gionta was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for spearing, which occurred at 18:18 of the second period in the Devils' 5-4 win on Thursday night. Lee Stempniak tied it with 32 seconds left in...
Via Associated Press
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils' Gionta fined by league following spearing incident

New Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta was fined $2,284.95 for his spear to the groin of Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during Thursday's game.The amount of the fine is one half of Gionta's average daily salary, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.Gionta speared Borowiecki in response to a crosscheck late in the second period of New Jersey...
Via FOX Sports
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Stephen Gionta spears Mark Borowiecki in the junk

Here’s a play which will make you cringe. Stephen Gionta received a five-minute major penalty and a misconduct for spearing Mark Borowiecki in an all too sensitive place. Via Reddit Hockey: Gionta clearly felt like Borowiecki was trying to target him with a late hit, but the retaliation far exceeded anything which should take place in hockey. He also looked pretty surprised...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Using Youth to Drive Offense

  FEBRUARY 27: David Pastrnak #88 of the Boston Bruins and Stephen Gionta #11 of the New Jersey Devils pursue a loose puck during the game at the Prudential Center on February 27, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images) With the hope of securing the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins have started to rely on...
Via The Sports Journal
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey beats Merrimack and other links

In a midweek battle, the Hockey team held off Merrimack 2-1.Stephen Gionta is sidelined with an injury, but is still getting attention from his hometown paper.A new kicker is on the way. I will have more on him Thursday.
Via Eagle in Atlanta
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils Forward Stephen Gionta Takes Puck To Face, Doesn’t Miss A Shift (Video)

In today’s episode of hockey players are tougher than the average human being, New New Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta is the star. During the second period of their game against the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium, Mats Zuccarello‘s pass deflected off a Devils defenseman’s stick and struck Gionta in the face. The Devils forward immediately fell to the ice, clutched...
Via NESN.com
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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