Brian Gionta will be the captain of the american team to the Games in Pyeongchang

Photo: Rick Scuteri Associated Press

At the age of 38, Brian Gionta has tallied 289 goals and 299 aid in 1006 games in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, the Canadian and the Sabres.

New York — The former captain of the Montreal canadiens ‘ Brian Gionta will be the captain of the american team in the olympic Games to Pyeongchang in February.

 

USA Hockey unveiled its olympic training Monday, during the second intermission of the winter Classic the NHL between New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field.

 

Gionta has not played this season, having played the last three campaigns with the Sabres.

 

38-year-old, he scored 289 goals and 299 aid in 1006 games in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, the Canadian and the Sabres.

 

Another ancient door- – colour of the Canadian has been chosen, the defender James Wisniewski, who now plays with the Huskies in Kassel, Germany.

 

Chris Bourque, the son of former defender star Raymond Bourque, was also selected. He played for the Bears from Hershey in the american hockey League.

 

The formation of 22 players includes one goaltender, Ryan Zapolski, that evolves with Jokerit of Helsinki, in the continental hockey League (KHL). Two other guards should be appointed no later than January.

 

Zapolski is one of the five players playing in the KHL to have been retained. Five players from the national League, in Switzerland, four of the circuit, american university, three of the american hockey League, three of the League’s elite of Sweden and two of the leagues in germany.

 

The Games in Pyeongchang will take place from 9 to 25 February. The NHL players will not participate in the Olympics for the first time since 1994.

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