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Fantasy Summary

Well-rounded forward with an array of dangerous shots in his arsenal. Plays a strong game off the puck and should grow into a two-way goal-scoring winger at the NHL level.


Observations

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July 2022 – Gauthier has been selected by the Philadelphia Flyers with the fifth overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

June 2022 – Gauthier spent some time playing down the middle but was used mostly as a winger with the NTDP during his draft year. NHL teams, however, reportedly view him as a center at the pro level and Gauthier also stated at the NHL Scouting Combine that Boston College plans to play him as a center when he begins his collegiate career next fall. His draft stock was already rising in the latter part of the season and the fact that NHL teams believe he can play center will only increase it further. Nick Richard

May 2022 – After netting 20 goals in 44 games with the U17 squad a year ago, Gauthier exploded for 34 goals in 54 games with the NTDP’s U18 team in 2021-22 – second-most on the team behind Rutger McGroarty. He would go on to add another three goals and six assists through six games at the U18 World Championships, earning a silver medal with Team USA. Perhaps more impressive than the goal t