ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports that the Buffalo Sabres have signed the former captain of the Montreal Canadiens, Brian Gionta, to a contract.
The deal is reportedly worth $4.25 million over three seasons. It includes a no-movement clause for the first two seasons and a limited no-trade clause in the third year.
A Rochester native and a former U.S. Olympian, Gionta has 249 goals and 485 points in 776 games.
Sabres land Gionta
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hate all you want people but this is a good leader for young core.
Welcome back to upstate...................... GO SABRES
if they really signed mccormick again that's a major sign, for me, that he is going to get a lot of ice time, hopefully get some stats on paper, and be a trade deadline deal again. I like cody, but this is assurance the sabres are going to be a poor low scoring team again.
STANLEY CUP HERE WE COME!!! LOL!!! 10 years too late clowns....what a joke...
Hope Brad May is wrong about McCormick.
Please be wrong.
I would have preferred two years @ $4.5M/year
But I'll take this. He probably won't be too valuable in that third year, given his size and age.
Works for me
Give Gionta the "C" and Georges the "A."
Character guys who will lead the youngsters.
Like the moves and TSN does to.
This may not be the big splash on goal scoring but it is a leadership role that neeeded to be filled. There are still plenty of free agents out there. This is a solid start.
Like it, like it
PERFECT!!! 5 FOOT 8!!!
THE BRUINS ARE REALLY WORRIED NOW!!! LOL!!!! DARCY IS CONSULTING!!!!
Good to see him in Blue and Gold.
Giaonta & Georges
Two overhyped, overpaid, veteran players signed to reach the cap floor. I must have blinked and missed all the Stanley Cups won by Montreal during their tenure. Granted, when Myers is your veteran defenseman .... you need HELP but taking on his contract was more then enough compensation - no need to throw away a draft pick. As for Gionta, 35, mediocre, and 5' 7" says it all. The suffering continues.
yawn yawn and more yawn
get some heart but its spelled OTT !!!!!!
Another excellent move by Murray.
I'm beginning to like this guy more and more. Getting rid of Ehrhoff, picking up Gorges, and now Gionta. This guy is fast becoming another Darcy Regier...and that's a good thing!
He will be good role model for yougsters
Are you kidding me? Over 4M for a very washed up forward and Ehrhoff walks away
A train wreck called Buffalo, just throwing money away.
good job murray
Heard a rumor
That the Habs wouldn't even give him ONE year for 3 million.
The league should ....
either heavily fine the Sabres or take away picks for a team that is obviously tanking.
The Sabres Should Be Fined Heavily
for pretending to win with signings like this. Close to $13 million for a guy when the team he was captain of didn't want him anymore. The Sabres are now in the midst of being a laughing stock throughout the league. The question is do their fans know this or are they drinking the cool-aid?