Sound Tigers Sign Longtime Devil Stephen Gionta
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today forward Stephen Gionta has agreed to terms on a one-year, American Hockey League contract.
Entering his 11th professional season, Gionta had spent each of the last 10 years in the New Jersey Devils organization. He played 270 games with New Jersey from 2010-16 and recorded 50 points (15 goals, 35 assists) and 93 penalty minutes, helping the team to a Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 2012. The 33-year-old notched 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) in 82 games with the Devils last season.
A native of Rochester, New York, Gionta has also played 374 AHL games with the Albany River Rats, Lowell Devils and Albany Devils, producing 146 points (63 goals, 83 assists) and 171 penalty minutes.
The 5’7, 175-pound winger spent four seasons at Boston College prior to turning pro. He totaled 90 points (33 goals, 57 assists) and 182 penalty minutes in 151 games with the Eagles and won the NCAA (Hockey East) Championship during his junior season in 2014-15.
Opening Night: The Sound Tigers celebrate the start of a new season next Saturday, October 15 by giving away free magnet schedules to the first 2,000 fans presented by the CT Department of Transportation. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the puck drops at 7 p.m. against the Providence Bruins at Webster Bank Arena. Make it a family night and enjoy the Kid Zone on the Plaza presented by Big Y. In addition, receive $5.00 off your game ticket at the box office when showing your AAA Membership Card before October 14 at 5 p.m.
Storm Team Mascot Garden Gnome Giveaway: Be one of the first 2,000 fans on Saturday, October 29 and receive a free Storm garden gnome courtesy of Buckle Up Connecticut. Plus, receive $2.00 off your game ticket at the box office when you show your AAA Membership Card.
For additional details or to reserve seats for any of the 2016-17 giveaway and theme nights, please call the Sound Tigers’ front office at (203) 345-2300. If you are interested in group outings with your friends, family, co-workers, or clients an unforgettable experience at a discounted rate, call the group sales hotline at (203) 345-2300 Ext. 7.
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