Josh Gorges
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Montreal Canadiens
San Jose Sharks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 14 1984 (1984-08-14) (age 35),
Kelowna, BC, CAN
Pro Career 2005 – present

Josh Gorges (born August 14 1984 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey player currently with the Montreal Canadiens. After going undrafted, Gorges was signed as a free agent by San Jose in 2002. 2005–06 is his first season in the NHL. In 2004–05, he set the Cleveland Barons record for the fastest goal from the start of a game (20 seconds).

He played his junior hockey with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL, where he helped the Rockets to a Memorial Cup championship in 2004 as their captain. He was also the captain for the WHL in the Canada-Russia challenge in November 2003. Gorges was also a member of Team Canada at the 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he won a silver medal.

In 2003, wrote an article about him, praising him for his work ethic and for exceedings expectations at every level. Hockeysfuture calls him "a solid skater with adequate speed" who "is a good puckmoving defenceman who's effective on the power play with a decent point shot and playmaking abilities". What Gorges lacks in size and strength, he makes up for with his discreet and efficient abilities. Hockeysfuture website projects him as a future #3 or #4 defenceman.

On February 25, 2007, Josh Gorges was traded to the Montreal Canadiens alongside a 2007 first round pick (Max Pacioretty) for Craig Rivet and a 2008 fifth round pick.

On July 9, 2008, Gorges signed a three-year contract worth $3.3 million with the Canadiens.

Gorges scored his first NHL goal against the Detroit Red Wings on January 4, 2007, and didn't score until November 24, 2008 against the New York Islanders, making it his first goal in a Canadiens uniform.

Gorges is nicknamed "the Boss", as in Josh the Boss Gorges.


Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01Kelowna RocketsWHL5746102461124
2001–02Kelowna RocketsWHL727344174151788
2002–03Kelowna RocketsWHL5411485976193172016
2003–04Kelowna RocketsWHL621131423817213156
2004–05Cleveland BaronsAHL20336400002
2005–06San Jose SharksNHL4906631110114
2005–06Cleveland BaronsAHL1823512
2006–07San Jose SharksNHL4713426
2006–07Worcester SharksAHL70112
2006–07Montreal CanadiensNHL70000
2007–08Montreal CanadiensNHL6209932120330
2008–09Montreal CanadiensNHL81419233740117
NHL totals 246 5 37 42 126 27 0 5 5 11

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