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 NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY- HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2001


 Brian Gionta - Aquinas


 

Brian Gionta grew up in Rochester where he went to Out Mother of Sorrows elementary school and the Aquinas Institute for high school.  While at Aquinas, he played high school hockey where he was named "Rookie of the Year" in 1993-94.  Brian went on to play collegiate hockey at Boston College where he earned:

  • 1997-98 All-Rookie Team (Hockey East)
  • 1997-98 Second Team All-Star (Hockey East)
  • 1997-98 Rookie of the Year (Hockey East)
  • 1997-98 East Second All-American Team (NCAA)
  • 1998-99 First Team All-Star (Hockey East)
  • 1998-99 East First All-American Team (NCAA)
  • 1999-00 First Team All-American (Hockey East)
  • 1999-00 East First All-American (NCAA)
  • 2000-01 First Team All-Star (Hockey East)
  • 2000-01 Walter Brown Award (New England's Outstanding American-born College player)
  • 2000-01 East First All-American (NCAA)
  • 2000-01 Player of the Year (Hockey East)

Brian was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1998 where he has played over 400 games with over 252 career points earning a Stanley Cup in 2003 and currently holds a franchise record of most goals in a season (48 in 2005-06 NHL season).  In 2006 Brian played for the U.S. in the XX Winter Games.

 

Brian was inducted into the New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, March 2001, for his dedication to the sport as a truly great player who has contributed noteworthy service to the sport of hockey.
 
 

The New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, located in the Lake Placid Olympic Center's '80 Rink hallway,  recognizes former outstanding Players, Coaches and Teams that have contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.


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