|Written by Brendan Ross|
March 2013 - Gaudreau was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, one of only 10 players in the nation to be named. He led the nation with 1.5 points per game (49 in 33), and was fifth in NCAA scoring. Don't get too far ahead of yourself though - at this point his progress is comparable to Nate Gerbe, so still a couple of years from the NHL and once there is a couple more years from producing. - Dobber
January 2013 - Gaudreau was the best forward for the Gold Medal Champion USA team, other than Alex Galchenyuk. Gaudreau flashed loads of skill and was hard for opposing defensemen to handle. He oftentimes had the puck on a string and his shiftiness made him difficult to hit. His stickhandling really stood out - he could do it in a phone booth....Scored seven goals and nine points in seven games...Was selfish with the puck at times. May be accustomed to having to do so much on his own with Boston College...Was named by Team USA as one of their Top 3 players. - Dobber
December 2012 - Johnny Gaudreau was one of the 27 American players named to the USA Preliminary roster for the upcoming 2013 World Junior Championships. On a USA squad that has struggled to score goals in recent years, Gaudreau will be counted on for his scoring prowess that has seen him notch 10 goals for 21 points in just 13 games this season for Boston College. Brendan Ross
November 2012 - Gaudreau has picked up right where he left off last season as the small offensive collegiate star has recorded a point in every game this season for Boston College. With seven goals (five of them game-winning) and five assists, Johnny Gaudreau's hockey sense and slick puck handling have him tied for 11th in NCAA Division I scoring with 12 points through nine games. Size will continue to be a challenge for Gaudreau but his hockey intelligence and offensive prowess are extremely attractive in fantasy hockey. Brendan Ross
August, 2012 – An offensive catalyst by definition, Jersey native John Gaudreau has proven to be larger than life on the ice and that’s a good thing for the extremely undersized Flames prospect. After lighting the USHL on fire with 72 points in 60 games, Gaudreau was quickly named the league’s top rookie. The Flames’ fourth round selection headed to Boston College taking his talents with him featured by his insane puck skills. Gaudreau, despite being generously listed at 5’8” continues to prove people wrong. In his first NCAA season, he was named NCAA (Hockey East) Tournament MVP finishing second in team scoring (only to Rangers’ Chris Kreider by one point) en route to bringing home a championship. He owns deft puck skills, plays with an element of elusiveness and is simply one of the most dangerous players with the puck on his stick. Brendan Ross
John Gaudreau could be one of the closest smaller players to Martin St. Louis, a comparison used too liberally with undersized players. Calgary has a potential steal on their hands with this shrewd mid-round pick as he continues to produce offensively. Gaudreau is worth owning in deep keeper leagues.
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|Last Updated on Saturday, 23 March 2013 09:06|