Brian Gionta, a graduate of Boston College, was named to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Wednesday. Gionta joins Neal Henderson, Tim Thomas, Krissy Wendell, and Gary Bettman in the class.
During his time at BC, Gionta was a Hobey Baker Award Finalist three times, and was the captain on the 2001 BC team that won the national championship. Gionta is second son the all time list at BC in points behind David Emma.
During his career in the NHL, Gionta won the Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2003. He represented his country in the Winter Olympic Games two times, in 2006 and 2018, the latter as team captain. Gionta is also 43rd all time in points amongst American-born skaters with 595 (291 goals and 304 assists).
The U.S. Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will occur on December 12 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington.