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Josh Gorges
Josh Gorges
Defenceman
(ZHOHR-jes)
Number: 26
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 201
Shoots: Left
Born: 14 Aug 1984  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Kelowna, BC, Canada
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Acquired: Acquired on February 25, 2007 along with the San Jose Sharks' first round pick in 2007 (Max Pacioretty) in return for defenseman Craig Rivet and the Canadiens' fifth round pick in 2008.
2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS
- Scored his 1st goal of the season on Jan. 24 at WSH
- Blocked 6 shots on Jan. 29 vs. WPG
- Blocked 7 shots on Feb. 3 vs. OTT
- Blocked 5 shots on Feb. 12 at TBL
- Recorded 1 assist and a +2 differential on Feb. 16 vs. PHI and on Feb. 19 at NYR
- Maintained a +2 differential on Feb. 23 vs. NYR
- Led the team in Feb. in blocked shots (32) and differential (+6, tied with F. Bouillon and B. Prust)
- Registered 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 differential on March 7 at CAR
- Blocked 5 shots on March 13 vs. OTT
- Blocked 6 shots on March 30 vs. NYR… Led the team in March with 29 blocked shots
- Blocked 6 shots and maintained a +1 differential on April 6 vs. BOS
- Maintained a +2 differential on April 18 vs. TBL
- Obtained 1 assist and blocked 5 shots on April 20 vs. WSH
- Led the team in April with 34 blocked shots
- Tanked 7th in the NHL with 116 blocked shots

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS


Tied a personal-best with 2 assists, maintained a +3 differential with 4 hits, on October 26 against Philadelphia.

Played his 300th career game with the Canadiens on December 15 against Philadelphia.

Played his 400th NHL career game on December 22 at Winnipeg.

Had 6 hits and 10 blocked shots, while playing 11:20 on the penalty kill on March 16 at Ottawa.

Set a new personal-high with a 3-game assist streak and tied his personal-best with a 3-game point streak (April 4 to 7), posting a 0-3-3 record.

Recipient of the Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy in 2011-12.

One of only 2 players (E. Cole) to take part in the team’s 82 games.

Led the team in differential (+14), blocked shots (250 – 1st in the NHL), time on ice total at even strength (1,502:01) and on the penalty kill (319:13 – 2nd in the NHL), the average time on ice per game at even strength (18:19) and on the penalty kill (3:53 – 3rd in the NHL).

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS

Tied a personal-best with a 2-game assist streak (October 9 and 13, October 23 and 25).

Scored his first goal of the season (game-winning goal) and played a team-high 22:27, while being named the second star of the game on October 15 at Buffalo.

Tied his personal-best with a 3 game point streak (October 9 to 15), posting a 1-2-3 record.

Led the team in October with 32 blocked shots.

Suffered a knee-injury on December 26 at NY Islanders.