Adam Gaudette

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Adam Gaudette
Born (1996-10-03) October 3, 1996 (age 22)
Taunton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 149th overall, 2015
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2018–present

Adam Gaudette (born October 3, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played with the Northeastern University Huskies of the NCAA, where he won the Hobey Baker Award, Hockey East Player of the Year, and was named to the AHCA East First-Team All-American.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

In the 2013–14 season, Gaudette scored 29 goals in 27 games at Thayer Academy.[1] In 2014, he committed to playing for Northeastern University.[2]

Skating as a freshman for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League, Gaudette scored 30 points in 41 games.[3]

The Vancouver Canucks drafted Gaudette 149th overall in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft after acquiring the pick from the New York Rangers in exchange for Raphael Diaz.[4] Despite being drafted, Gaudette agreed to play for Northeastern University, as he committed to do in 2014.

College[edit]

In 2016, he tallied a goal and an assist to beat fellow Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko of Boston College to propel Northeastern to the Hockey East Championship.[5]

Two years after being drafted in the fifth round, he was called a "first-rate prospect," ranking first in NCAA power-play goals with 14 and third in points after 31 games and in the top 10 nationally.[6][7] Pierre McGuire described him as, "the steal of the 2015 draft."[8]

During the 2017–18 season Gaudette recorded career highs in goals and assists while leading the Huskies to their first Beanpot championship in 30 years. During the 66th Beanpot Final, Gaudette recorded a hat trick to help Northeastern beat Boston University 5–2. He earned the Most Outstanding Player for his efforts.[9] Gaudette signed an entry level contract with the Canucks on March 26, 2018, after he finished the 2017–18 season first in the NCAA with 60 points.[10] At the end of the season, Gaudette won Hockey East Player of the Year and was awarded the Hockey East Scoring Champion title.[11] He was also named to the First All-Star Team.[11] On April 6, 2018, Gaudette was announced as the Hobey Baker Award winner.[12] He was also named a AHCA East First-Team All-American along with teammates Dylan Sikura and Jeremy Davies.[13]

Professional[edit]

Gaudette made his NHL debut on March 29, 2018, in a game against the Edmonton Oilers.[14] As the Canucks failed to make the post season, he only appeared in 5 games.

After attending Canucks training camp prior to the 2018–19 season, Gaudette was reassigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Utica Comets.[15] However, his stint in the AHL did not last long as he was called up to the NHL on October 15 after playing in four games for the Comets, where he tallied two goals and two assists.[16] On October 25, he earned his first career NHL point, assisting on a Darren Archibald goal, the only Canucks goal scored in a 4–1 loss at the Arizona Coyotes.[17] He scored his first NHL goal on November 24, scoring the first Canucks goal in a 4–2 victory at the Los Angeles Kings.[18]

Playing style[edit]

Gaudette says he tries to model his game after players like Jonathan Toews and Patrice Bergeron.[19][20] He has been described as a center "known for his defensive prowess and his 200-foot game."[21]

Personal[edit]

Gaudette has two brothers; youngest brother Cam plays in the North American Hockey League for the Northeast Generals. Brady is committed to play in the Hockey East for the University of Maine.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 50 13 17 30 55 3 0 0 0 4
2015–16 Northeastern University HE 41 12 18 30 20
2016–17 Northeastern University HE 37 26 26 52 20
2017–18 Northeastern University HE 38 30 30 60 41
2017–18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Utica Comets AHL 14 5 6 11 12
2018–19 Vancouver Canucks NHL 56 5 7 12 18
NHL totals 61 5 7 12 18

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year Ref
College
Hockey East Player of the Year 2018 [11]
Hockey East Scoring champion 2018
Hockey East First All-Star team 2018
Hobey Baker Award 2018 [12]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2018 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, John. "Braintree's Adam Gaudette a spark for surging Northeastern hockey team". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Cox, Jeff. "Thayer Academy's Adam Gaudette commits to Northeastern". SB Nation College Hockey. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Giuriato, Tyson (January 3, 2017). "December prospects report". NHL. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  4. ^ Staff, NHL. "Rangers pick up defenseman Diaz from Canucks". NHL. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Wagner, Daniel. "The Prospector: Adam Gaudette dominating in 2016". Vancouver Courier. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  6. ^ Kuzma, Ben. "Ben Kuzma: Gaudette's rapid NCAA scoring rise has Canucks mapping pro plan". The Province. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Blinn, Michael. "Offensive outburst putting Northeastern's Zach Aston-Reese into the spotlight". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Sekeres, Matt. "Pierre McGuire: Boeser ready to step in, Gaudette steal of 2015 draft". TSN. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Canucks prospect Gaudette scores hat trick in Beanpot championship game". sportsnet.ca. February 12, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "Canucks sign Adam Gaudette". NHL.com. March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "ADAM GAUDETTE NAMED HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE YEAR". gonu.com. March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  12. ^ a b Hermann, Adam (April 6, 2018). "College hockey: Northeastern junior Adam Gaudette wins 2018 Hobey Baker Memorial Award". ncaa.com. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Gaudette, Sikura, Davies give Northeastern three 2017-18 first-team All-Americans". uscho.com. April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  14. ^ Woodley, Kevin (March 29, 2018). "Oilers at Canucks preview". NHL.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "Canucks reduce pre-season roster". NHL.com. September 27, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  16. ^ "CANUCKS RECALL FORWARD ADAM GAUDETTE". uticacomets.com. October 15, 2018. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  17. ^ "Keller, Coyotes pull away from Canucks". NHL.com. October 25, 2018. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  18. ^ "Canucks defeat Kings to end eight-game losing streak". NHL.com. November 24, 2018. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  19. ^ Lawson, Matt (March 9, 2018). "Canucks Adam Gaudette Continues to Dominate NCAA". thehockeynews.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018. Gaudette says that he models his game after Jonathan Toews and Patrice Bergeron.
  20. ^ Kuzma, Ben (March 28, 2018). "Canucks Post Game: The Biega picture, the Sedins' future, the Sutter show, the Gaudette files". The Province. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  21. ^ Beichler, Janik. "Canucks News: Future Plans for Brock Boeser, Adam Gaudette". The Canuck Way. Retrieved March 11, 2017.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Zach Aston-Reese
Hockey East Player of the Year
2017–18
Succeeded by
Cale Makar
Preceded by
Anders Bjork
Clayton Keller
Tyler Kelleher
Hockey East Three-Stars Award
2017–18
Succeeded by
Cayden Primeau
Preceded by
Tyler Kelleher
Hockey East Scoring Champion
2017–18
Succeeded by
Mitchell Chaffee
Preceded by
Zach Aston-Reese
Mike Vecchione
Tyler Kelleher
NCAA Ice Hockey Scoring Champion
2017–18
Succeeded by
Taro Hirose
Alex Limoges
Preceded by
Will Butcher
Hobey Baker Award
2017–18
Succeeded by
Cale Makar