Gabe Gauthier

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Gabe Gauthier
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Born (1984-01-20) January 20, 1984 (age 30)
Torrance, CA, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings
Augsburger Panther
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–2013

Gabriel Robert Gauthier (born January 20, 1984 in Torrance, California and raised in Buena Park, California)[1] is an American former professional ice hockey forward who is currently the head coach of the Las Vegas Storm in the Western States Hockey League. He played eight games in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings.

Playing career[edit]

Gauthier played Tier II Junior hockey with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League from 1999 until 2002. He then entered university with the University of Denver, where he played four seasons helping the Pioneers win two consecutive NCAA Championships in 2004 and 2005. After graduation, he was signed as a free agent to a two-year contract by the Kings in 2006.[2] He has played for the Kings organization, mostly for the Manchester Monarchs, including being selected as the team man of the year in his first season, but has periodically played in five games in the NHL with the Kings in 2006–07 and three games in 2007–08.[3][4]

After an injury stricken 2010–11 season split between the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL and the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, Gauthier left North America to sign with European team, Augsburger Panther on a one-year contract on July 15, 2011.[5] In the 2011–12 season, Gauthier struggled to adjust in his return from injury scoring only 10 points in 44 contests.

Looking for a fresh start, Gauthier returned to the state of Colorado and signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL on July 8, 2012.[6] To start the 2012–13 season, he appeared in only 3 games with the Eagles before he was mutually released. After earlier considering to play minor hockey in Colorado with the inaugural Denver Cutthroats of the CHL, Gauthier was naturally signed and re-united with former Kings teammate and Cutthroats head coach Derek Armstrong on October 30, 2012.[7][8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 46 21 34 55 24
2000–01 Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 45 30 51 81 31
2001–02 Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 50 37 62 99 67
2002–03 University of Denver WCHA 41 8 8 16 30
2003–04 University of Denver WCHA 42 18 25 43 32
2004–05 University of Denver WCHA 41 23 29 52 44
2005–06 University of Denver WCHA 38 15 24 39 35
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 69 14 28 42 54 16 1 4 5 14
2006–07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 61 23 37 60 43 3 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 69 12 30 42 32
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 71 8 27 35 36 16 7 4 11 8
2010–11 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 2 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Augsburger Panther DEL 44 2 8 10 30 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Colorado Eagles ECHL 3 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Denver Cutthroats CHL 42 12 26 38 26 5 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 8 0 0 0 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Third Team 2003–04
All-WCHA Second Team 2004–05
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2004–05
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2005 [9]
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 2005 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gabe Gauthier player profile". HockeysFuture.com. 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Kings sign forward Gabe Gauthier". Los Angeles Kings. 2006-07-12. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Gauthier named Monarchs AHL man of the year". Los Angeles Kings. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
  4. ^ "Gabe Gauthier". hockeydb.com. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Gabe Gauthier shall be a Panther" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Colorado Eagles sign former DU captain Gauthier". Colorado Eagles. 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  7. ^ "Gauthier deal announced with Eagles; former LA King considered Cutthroats". Denver Post. 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  8. ^ "Cutthroats shuffle roster; Assigned D-man from AHL". Central Hockey League. 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  9. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  10. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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