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Josh Gorges  #26

Montréal Canadiens  Defenseman
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: August 14, 1984  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Kelowna, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 201
Shoots: Left

Played his 400th career game with the Canadiens, on Oct. 5 vs. PHI… Scored a goal and blocked 6 shots on Oct. 12 at VAN… Produced 1 assist, a +1 differential and 3 blocked shots on Oct. 15 at WPG… Totaled 1 assist and a +1 differential on Oct. 17 vs. ANA… Led the team in Oct. with 39 blocked shots… Recorded 1 assist and a +2 differential on Dec. 5 vs. BOS… Totaled 8 blocked shots on Dec. 31 at CAR… Led the team in Dec. in differential (+3) and blocked shots (38)… Blocked 7 shots on Jan. 2 at DAL… Tied a personal-high with 2 assists on Nov. 22 at WSH and on Jan. 18 at TOR… Recorded 1 assist, 7 blocked shots and was named the 3rd star of the game on Jan. 28 vs. CAR… Led the team in Jan. with 43 blocked shots… Registered 1 assist and 5 blocked shots on March 1 vs. TOR… Returned to action on April 9 at CHI, posted an assist and 6 hits, after missing 15 games with a hand injury suffered on March 1 vs. TOR…

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 choice (Max Pacioretty) in 2007 Entry Draft for Craig Rivet and Montreal's 5th round choice (Julien Demers) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 25, 2007. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to knee injury at NY Islanders, December 26, 2010.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1