Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Josh Gorges
Josh Gorges was born August 14, 1984 in Kelowna, British Columbia. A free-agent signing of the San Jose Sharks in the summer of 2002, Gorges is a graduate of the WHL's Kelowna Rockets.

A steady defenseman who can contribute offensively, Gorges spent four seasons in Kelowna, helping the club capture the 2004 Memorial Cup. In his four seasons with the club, Gorges registered 152 points (33-119-152) before going on to make his professional debut with the AHL's Cleveland Barons in the fall of 2004.

A member of Canada's silver medal winning World Junior team in 2004, Gorges went on to make his NHL debut with San Jose during the 2005-06 season while seeing limited action with the club's AHL affiliate.

In the 2006-07 season, Gorges saw regular action with the Sharks appearing in 47 games with the club before he was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens.

After playing eight quality years in Montreal, Gorges was traded to the Buffalo Sabres for a second round draft pick.

On the international stage, Gorges represented Canada only once during the 2004 Silver Medal performance at the World Junior Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Kelowna Rockets WHL 57 4 6 10 24 +1 6 1 1 2 4
2001-02 Kelowna Rockets WHL 72 7 34 41 74 -12 15 1 7 8 8
2002-03 Kelowna Rockets WHL 54 11 48 59 76 +27 19 3 17 20 16
2002-03 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 4 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Kelowna Rockets WHL 62 11 31 42 38 +22 17 2 13 15 6
2003-04 Canada WJC-A 6 0 3 3 4 +8
2003-04 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 4 0 2 2 0
2004-05 Cleveland Barons AHL 74 4 8 12 37 -2
2005-06 San Jose Sharks NHL 49 0 6 6 31 +5 11 0 1 1 4
2005-06 Cleveland Barons AHL 18 2 3 5 12 +1
2006-07 San Jose Sharks NHL 47 1 3 4 26 -3
2006-07 Worcester Sharks AHL 7 0 1 1 2 -5
2006-07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -1
2007-08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 62 0 9 9 32 0 12 0 3 3 0
2008-09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 4 19 23 37 +12 4 0 1 1 7
2009-10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 3 7 10 39 +2 19 0 2 2 14
2010-11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 36 1 6 7 18 -3
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 2 14 16 39 +14
2012-13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 2 7 9 15 +4 5 0 0 0 4
2013-14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 66 1 13 14 12 +6 17 0 2 2 6
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 46 0 6 6 16 -28
2015-16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 2 10 12 72 -7
2016-17 Buffalo Sabres NHL 66 1 5 6 50 -3
NHL Totals 749 17 105 122 387 68 0 9 9 35


WHL West Second All-Star Team (2003) WHL West First All-Star Team (2004) George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup - Most Sportsmanlike Player) (2004) Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 20, 2002. Traded to Montreal by San Jose with San Jose's 1st round pick (Max Pacioretty) in 2007 NHL Draft for Craig Rivet and Montreal's 5th round pick (Julien Demers) in 2008 NHL Draft, February 25, 2007. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to knee injury at NY Islanders, December 26, 2010. Traded to Buffalo by Montreal for Minnesota' 2nd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Chad Krys) in 2016 NHL Draft, July 1, 2014.
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