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Born August 14, 1984 (1984-08-14) (age 25),
Kelowna, BC, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Montreal Canadiens
San Jose Sharks
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 was 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, NHL.com 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 projects him as a future #3 or #4 defenceman.

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

On July 9, 2008, Gorges signed a three-year contract worth US$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.

At every game, right before he steps on the ice, Gorges does the Sign of the Cross.

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Awards

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Kelowna Rockets WHL 57 4 6 10 24 6 1 1 2 4
2001–02 Kelowna Rockets WHL 72 7 34 41 74 15 1 7 8 8
2002–03 Kelowna Rockets WHL 54 11 48 59 76 19 3 17 20 16
2003–04 Kelowna Rockets WHL 62 11 31 42 38 17 2 13 15 6
2004–05 Cleveland Barons AHL 20 3 3 6 4 0 0 0 0 2
2005–06 San Jose Sharks NHL 49 0 6 6 31 11 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Cleveland Barons AHL 18 2 3 5 12 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 47 1 3 4 26 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 7 0 1 1 2 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2006–07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 0 0 0 0 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2007–08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 62 0 9 9 32 12 0 3 3 0
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 4 19 23 37 4 0 1 1 7
NHL totals 246 5 37 42 126 27 0 5 5 11

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