Adam Gaudette

by Cam Robinson on April 7, 2018


Adam Gaudette, C/RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 185

Born: 1996-10-03

Hometown: Braintree, MA, USA

Drafted: 2015 by Vancouver Canucks, 149th overall








April 2018 - Gaudette has won the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA's top player. The junior centre is the first Canucks' prospect to win the prestigious award. The former fifth round selection has no points and six shots on goal in four career NHL contests while seeing under-13 minutes a night. Cam Robinson

March 2018 - It's worth wondering whether Adam Gaudette will begin celebrating March 29th on a yearly basis after the day he's having this year. The 2015 fifth round pick was named a Hobey Baker Finalist (along with Henrik Borgström (FLA) and Ryan Donato (BOS)) in the morning and will suit up for his first ever NHL contest in the evening. The powerful centre finished his Junior campaign as the season leader in points (60), goals (30) and power play points (27). In games in which Gaudette recorded a point, his squad ran a record of 20-5-4 compared to a 3-5-1 mark when he was held off the scoresheet. He's certainly a worthy finalist for the top collegiate player this season. He leaves Northeastern with 68 goals and 142 points in 116 career games.  He'll get his first taste of NHL action against Connor McDavid and the Oilers. Cam Robinson

March 2018 - Gaudette has been named the Hockey East Player of the Year and one of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. Gaudette leads the NCAA in points (59), goals (30), power play points (27) and points-per-game (1.64). He's been everything for a quality Northeastern squad and will look to propel his team past the Regional tournament and into the Frozen Four before (almost assuredly) turning pro at the culmination of his campaign. Cam Robinson

March 2018 - For the second consecutive month, Adam Gaudette has been named the National Division I Player of the Month after recording 17 points (10+7) in eight games. He finished the regular season portion of his schedule as the NCAA leader in goals (29) and points (56), while sitting second in power play goals (11) and a share of third in game winners (4). The junior standout has compiled a serious resume to be awarded the Hobey Baker award. Depending on when his season concludes, he may get a chance to step in an NHL contest or two, but at the very least it is expected he'll head to Utica and see some ice as the AHL squad attempts to go on a long playoff run. Cam Robinson

February 2018 - The good times keep on rolling for the Canucks' 2015 fifth-round selection. The Junior standout led his Northeastern squad to its first Beanpot Championship in 30 years on Monday night. The powerful centre scored a hat trick in the final against rival, Boston University and was named the MVP of the tournament. The 21-year-old leads the NCAA in goals with 24 and points with 47 in 30 games and was a mildly suprising omission from Team USA's Olympic roster, but he was quoted as saying he'd rather win a Beanpot than play in the Olympics (hoo-boy!). His development is about as good as a team could possibly hope for and now all that is left is for the Canucks to sign him at the completion of his college campaign. Cam Robinson

January 2018 - The 21-year-old is making a strong case for the Hobey Baker Award - given out to the best player in college hockey (although we should mention that off-ice achievements play a role in the process as well). Gaudette is currently riding a seven game point streak where he's rattled off seven goals and 12 points to propel him to a share of the points lead with 30 in 20 contests. He also sits fourth in goals (15), second in power play goals (7) and second in shorthanded tallies (2). He led college hockey with 28 goals in the 2017 calendar year. The hard-nosed forward is very likely to sign his entry-level deal as soon as his season wraps up with Northeastern and will likely see at least a game of action with Vancouver to burn a year off that contract. Cam Robinson

November 2017 - The 2015 fifth round pick has wasted no time in picking up right where he left off as a sophomore - wracking up bushels of points. The third year player has jumped out of the gates with six goals and 13 points in seven contests - good for third most in the nation. His shot volume has dipped a tad from last season when he peppered 4.4 shots on net per contest while converting on 16 percent of those attmepts. This season, he's putting 3.85 shots per contest while clicking on 22 percent. It'd be nice to see his volume improve and that personal shooting percentage slide down to a more sustainable rate, but we're absolutely nitpicking on early season play. Thus far, Gaudette appears to be the steal of the 2015 crop and will all but asuredly turn pro at the completion of Northeastern's campaign. Cam Robinson

July 2017 – The all-around forward culminated his sophomore campaign much in the same way he spent its beginning and middle – by producing a ton of shots and a ton of points. The 20-year-old totaled 26 goals and 52 points in 37 games for Northeastern University, good for ninth in the country. He also peppered goaltenders with an NCAA-leading 162 shots, good for an average of 4.38 shots per contest. Many expected the Massachusetts-native to leave school and sign with the Canucks, but he's decided to return for his junior campaign to continue building strength and taking a serious run at the Hobey Baker Award in 2017-18. Cam Robinson

February 2017 – Gaudette continues to have an amazing sophomore season. The shoot-first center leads the nation in power-play markers with 14 and in shots on goal with 146 – 4.56 per contest. He is riding a 21-point, 12-game point streak (8+13) and sits sixth in the nation for points (51) and fifth for points per game (1.58). It should be fully expected that the 2015 fifth-rounder will turn pro at the end of Northeastern's season but whether he goes straight to Vancouver or signs a PTO with the Utica Comets of the AHL is still undetermined. Cam Robinson

January 2017 – Gaudette continues to blister through his sophomore season at Northeastern University. The talented two-way centre has been an offensive force, recording 13 goals and 34 points through 23 contests - good for the eighth most in the country and his 1.48 point-per-game output is good for seventh. He is also one of the leading shot producers in the nation with a whopping 100 shots on goals - an average of over four per contest. It sure seems like the Canucks snagged a beauty in the fifth round and it wouldn't be shocking to see Gaudette turn pro after this season. Cam Robinson

January 2017 – The Canucks' 2015 fifth round pick and Northeastern sophomore continues to rack up points with ease this season. His 28 points in 18 games are good for ninth most in the nation and his 1.56 point-per-game output sits 10th best. These are fantastic offensive results for the already competent defensive centre. It sure appears that Vancouver snagged themselves a mid-round gem and it's fairly likely that the Massachusetts native will turn pro at the end of his NCAA team's season. Cam Robinson

November 2016 – Gaudette has continued to impress at Northeastern University. The sophomore forward sits tied for 13th in NCAA scoring with six goals and 12 points through eight games – 11 of which have come on his current five-game point streak. Cam Robinson

October 2016 – Gaudette began his sophomore season at Northeastern last weekend and has looked strong. Through two games, the fifth-round selection has scored a goal and recorded 10 shots on net to go along with a plus-4 rating. The talented and responsible centre looks to have carried over his confident play from the back half of last season into 2016-17 and is now looked upon as a leader for last season's national championship runners-up. Cam Robinson

August 2016 – Gaudette had a very strong draft+1 season. Expected to play another year in the USHL, the intelligent centre joined Northeastern university early. The first portion of the year witnessed some growing pains for the 20-year-old and just five points in 18 games. He then went on to a scorching pace recording 25 points in his final 23 games helping the Huskies to a Hockey East Championship. Gaudette will return to Northeastern for a sophomore season this fall. Cam Robinson

August 2016 – Gaudette is a hard working, two-way centre who can also play the ride wing. Despite being a slighter sized player, he plays the game with tenacity and has a knack for reading plays develop. He owns a quick release and heads up distribution skills. Lauded for his contributions on special teams, it’s his continued success during even-strength play that will surely separate him once he turns professional. Cam Robinson


Fantasy Outlook: B+

A jack-of-all-trades pivot with speed to burn and a heavy release. Shows more offensive acumen with each passing season.



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  • monsieurthibz

    Where do you see Gaudette in 2 years, considering the needs the Canucks have in the middle? I think he committed to Northeastern Uni next year but would it be possible that he progressed quicker and in a way Vancouver was not expecting?

    • Mark Allan

      A lowly fifth-round pick, Gaudette is increasingly looking like a classic overachiever due to his strong character, outstanding work ethic and on-ice tenacity. Decent size, defensive responsibility and a willingness to fire pucks at nets hint at a mature, well-rounded, two-way player who might be really close to stepping into the NHL when he graduates from Northeastern in two years.

      Don’t count on him being a top-six player, but don’t count this guy out either.

    • Mark Allan

      A lowly fifth-round pick, Gaudette is increasingly looking like a
      classic overachiever due to his strong character, outstanding work ethic
      and on-ice tenacity. Decent size, defensive responsibility and a
      willingness to fire pucks at nets hint at a mature, well-rounded,
      two-way player who might be really close to stepping into the NHL when
      he graduates from Northeastern in two years.

      Don’t count on him being a top-six player, but don’t count this guy out either.

      • Dissin’ Terry

        Middle-six seemly likely to me, with the swiss army knife ability to plug anywhere in the line-up following an injury to another forward on the team.

  • Malcolm Metcalf

    I’m surprised that Palmu is rated above Gaudette, I’m not sure if I agree but maybe I just not listening well enough. Gaudette is 2 year Palmu senior and I tend to believe the later you judge a player the better chnace you have of success in your predictions.

    • Cam Robinson

      He’s going to be very close to NHL-ready and I believe most in the game recognize that. Schedule permitting, he’ll get a taste of NHL action at the completion of his junior season and (expected) signing. He’ll come to camp and battle for a bottom six job next fall and should have an inside track.

      There may be some AHL time required and until we see him in the pros it’s difficult to say, but he’ll be knocking on the door at the very least.

      • jeff

        I think Gaudette is under-rated as far as NHL upside. So much so that being out waiver deadline in a pool at midnight tonight, I’m debating picking up him over Necas. Probably end up taking Necas as I see more opportunity and likely more immediate trade value but still says a lot of Gaudette.

        I remember Canucks development camp and scrimmage last summer. Gaudette was the best player on the ice, slightly ahead of Petterson and seemingly far ahead of Boeser who didn’t seem to be pushing it like he could. Yes I realize that Gaudette was one of the older player but still impressive, and he’s developed since then.

      • Dobber

        I’d take Gaudette over Necas for sure. And I actually did.
        I have Gaudette ranked 39th, Necas 43rd here:

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