Summer is going a lot faster than I thought it would. I must say, I am very happy about that! With 55 days left until the my life is worth living again, I present to you, Сергей Викторович Гончар Days!
Gonch was the 1st round pick, 14th OA, of the Washington Capitals in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Capitals on February 7, 1995 against the Buffalo Sabres.
On March 3, 2004, in his 9th season with the Capitals, Sarge was traded to the Boston Bruins for Shaone Morrisonn and two draft picks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Between 2000 and 2004, he recorded more points than any other defenseman, with 74 goals and 241 points.
During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Gonch returned to Russia to play for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, where he played with Petr Sykora and Evgeni Malkin. After the lockout, our good buddy, Gonch, signed a 5-year, $25 million deal with the Pens on August 4, 2005. Wooooooooo!
Gonch is a two-time Olympic medal-winner with Team Russia. He earned a silver medal at the 1998 Games in Nagano, and a bronze medal at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.
The man of the hour had his day with Lord Stanley on August 4. He took the Cup to sunny Miami, where he and his wife, Ksenia own a home.