On February 15th, Boston College will be retiring the jersey of BC men’s hockey legend Brian Gionta. Gionta played at Boston College for 4 seasons, graduating in 2001 and going in to play 16 seasons of professional hockey before retiring in 2018. He has 1 NCAA Championship (2001) and 1 Stanley Cup Championship (2003), and went to the Olympics for Team USA twice.
He is the all-time leading goal scorer in Boston College men’s hockey history with 123, and is second in program history with 232 career points. He also leads all BC MIH players with 9 career hat tricks as an Eagle.
Gionta split most of his professional career between the New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, and Buffalo Sabres. He also played 20 games for the Boston Bruins in his last professional season. Gionta captained his NHL teams from 2010-2017, and captained Team USA at the 2018 Olympics.
You can watch Martin Jarmond and Jerry York give Gionta the news below:
NEWS: @BCHockey’s all-time leading goal scorer Brian Gionta '01 will have his jersey retired at Kelley Rink on Feb. 15! @MartinJarmond and Jerry York deliver the news...— BC Eagles (@BCEagles) November 20, 2019
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