The New York Islanders announced today that Stephen Gionta has agreed on a one-year, two-way contract.
Gionta, 33, played in 26 games for the Islanders last season, scoring six points (one goal and five assists). The Rochester, N.Y., native also played in seven games with the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring one goal and two assists.
Entering his 12th professional season, Gionta had spent 10 years in the New Jersey Devils organization, playing 270 games and helping the team to a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2012.
Gionta has played 381 games in the AHL with Bridgeport, the Albany Devils, the Lowell Devils and the Albany River Rats, totaling 64 goals and 85 assists for 149 points.
The 5-foot-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 championship during his junior season in 2004-05.