Adam Gaudette

Vancouver Canucks
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Fantasy Summary

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


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 3, 1996
Height 6‘1”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 5; Overall: 149

Observations

March 2019 – Adam Gaudette sure looks like an NHL player. After a couple of trips down to the farm where the 22-year-old produced 11 points in 14 AHL games, he’s back up and earning more respect in the NHL of late. With Brandon Sutter on the shelf once again, Gaudette has been a mainstay pivot in the Canucks’ bottom six. He’s even carved out about a minute of power-play deployment per game on the second unit. You can see him becoming more comfortable with each outing as the offensive tools that earned him the Hobey Baker award a season ago are beginning to flash. With more opportunities, he could be a worthy addition to a fantasy squad. The key will be getting him the ice.  Cam Robinson

December 2018 – After failing to crack the NHL squad out of camp, some early injuries helped bring Gaudette up and there he has stayed. The 22-year-old scored his first career goal last week but that hasn’t earned him much more ice. In fact, he’s been regularly seeing under 10 minutes a game the last six contests. It’s easy to wonder if he’d be better off centring the top line in Utica and developing his entire game. Cam Robinson

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Thayer Academy USHS-Prep 15 1 0 1 - |          
  Boston Advantage U16 T1EHL U16 7 2 1 3 0 |          
 2012-2013 Thayer Academy USHS-Prep 11 2 3 5 - |          
  Boston Advantage U16 T1EHL U16 6 2 2 4 2 |          
 2013-2014 Thayer Academy USHS-Prep 27 29 38 67 - |          
 2014-2015 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 50 13 17 30 55 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  USA U19 WJAC-19 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Northeastern Univ. NCAA 41 12 18 30 20 |          
 2016-2017 Northeastern Univ. NCAA 37 26 26 52 20 |          
 2017-2018 Northeastern Univ. NCAA 38 30 30 60 41 |          
  Vancouver Canucks NHL 5 0 0 0 0 |          
 2018-2019 Vancouver Canucks NHL 50 5 7 12 16 |          
  Utica Comets AHL 14 5 6 11 12 |          

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