Frederik Gauthier - Photo Courtesy of NHL.com

 

Frederik Gauthier, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-4

Weight: 219

Born: 1995-4-26

Hometown: Mascouche, QC, Canada

Drafted: 2013 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 21st Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

December 2013 - Frederik Gauthier is one of 13 forwards selected to the Canadian Under-20 World Junior roster for the upcoming Championships in Malmo, Sweden. Gauthier will serve as a bottom six pivot and will be looked upon by coach Brent Sutter to shutdown the opposition's top offensive lines while providing a physical presence. Brendan Ross

 

November 2013 - The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed their 2013 1st round selection, Frederik Gauthier of Rimouski Océanic, to a three-year entry level contract. The big pivot has recorded just five goals and 21 points in 23 games this season but as expected, his true value has been as a defensive forward where he plays against teams' top offensive players and is counted on for winning big face offs. Gauthier is a player who projects as a borderline top-six pivot at the NHL level so temper your fantasy expectations.  Brendan Ross


December 2012 – Gauthier is an absolute beast. At 6’4” and 219-pounds as a rookie, this guy is only going to get bigger. He is producing over a point-per-game and has led the rookie scoring race most of the year. He skates pretty well for a big man and is becoming a reliable two-way centre. Gauthier is an interesting prospect and will gather a lot of attention at the draft. He is a classic project pick but has first round potential. He has a similar frame to another former Rimouski Oceanic - Vincent Lecavalier. - Derek Leblanc

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: D+

 

A lot of potential but will not have a fantasy impact for a while.

 

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