Gauthier

 

Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 192

Born: 1992-07-30

Hometown: Quebec, QC

Drafted: 2010 by Buffalo Sabers, 68th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

December 2013 – Leduc has not shown himself the same weapon he was in junior, but has already surpassed his production of last season and is becoming more assertive. He has been working on rounding out his game which will only make him more attractive as he develops. Buffalo drafted a pair of big game defensemen that will ascend to the Sabers much quickly than him, but Leduc has the pure pedigree to run a power play and while they will allow more room for him to develop, it does not change his projection as the main offensive catalyst in the Buffalo blueline stable. Jason Banks

 

March 2013 - An offensive juggernaut in junior, it's clear that JGL will need some time in order to translate that to the pros....Given the depth of the Sabres when it comes to offensive blueliners, time is what he'll have in spades. Dobber

 

March, 2012: Gauthier-Leduc has improved every year and this year was no different. He led the QMJHL in scoring by defenseman while putting up an impressive 28 goals. He has elite offensive vision, a good shot and great puck moving ability but struggles defensively at times. He has been one of the best defenseman in the QMJHL this year but will have to prove he can handle the defensive side of the game before Buffalo gives him a shot. Derek LeBlanc

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

Good upside and potential power play quarterback. Will need time to develop and is likely a few years away.

 

Footage:

 

Jumps off the point and scores during the recent 'Frozen Frontier' game

 

 

Jerome Gauthier-Leduc goal:

 

 

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