CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Former Boston College men’s hockey All-American Brian Gionta ’01 will have his jersey retired by the program at intermission during the Eagles’ home game against Merrimack on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 4:30 p.m.
Gionta was a three-time Hobey Baker finalist (1999, 2000, 2001) and captained the Eagles to the 2001 NCAA Championship, the program’s first since 1949. A native of Rochester, New York, Gionta graduated as the program’s all-time leader in goals (123) and hat tricks (nine). He ranks second all-time in points (232) behind David Emma and sits eighth in assists (109).
The forward was a three-time First Team All-American and was named the Hockey East Player of the Year in 2001 and Rookie of the Year in 1998. A Walter Brown Award winner in 2001, Gionta was honored as BC’s Eagle of the Year as a senior after leading Boston College to four straight Frozen Four appearances.
Gionta, who was inducted into the BC Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in October, was also named to the Class of 2019 for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. He will be enshrined along with Gary Bettman, Neal Henderson, Tim Thomas and Krissy Wendell on Dec. 12 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C.