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Former Sabres captain and Rochester native Brian Gionta hangs up his skates, retires from NHL

Posted: 1:04 PM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 18:01:57Z

Rochester native and former Buffalo Sabres player Brian Gionta is hanging up his NHL skates for good.

Gionta was named captain of the U.S. Men's Hockey Team this past year. He played for both the New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens for most of his career.

Gionta signed a contract with the Sabres in 2014 and played four seasons for the team.

The Olympian played a total of 1,026 games in the NHL. He scored a total of 291 goals and 595 points over his 16-year NHL career. 

Gionta announced that he will join the Sabres organization. It's unclear as in what capacity and role Gionta will play.

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