Glenn Gawdin

Calgary Flames
elite prospects

Fantasy Summary

Two-way C who could be an effective bottom-six NHLer.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.2
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 25, 1997
Height 6‘1”
Weight 186 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 4; Overall: 116

Observations

May 2018 – After going unsigned by St Louis, Gawdin attended Calgary’s training camp in the fall as an invite and was noticably one of the best. By all accounts, Calgary was hesitant in signing Gawdin but once he began his year with Swift Current collecting 40 points in the first 18 games, they put the pen to paper. He finished the 2017-18 season with 56 goals, 69 assists for 125 points in 67 games; a huge increase from his 59 points in 52 games the year before. Swift Current just advanced to the Memorial Cup and Gawdin was named MVP of the playoffs with 32 points in 24 games. His limemates play a huge roll in the two-way C’s success as Florida’s second-round selection in 2017 Aleksi Heponiemi and Arizona’s overage selection of Tyler Steenbergen made for one of the top lines in the WHL. With that being said, Gawdin is a smooth skating, strong two-way C who can be effective on both areas of the ice. Calgary’s system could use a player like Gawdin to be a workhorse in the AHL and push others to be better. While at a first glance, you might hope the big numbers translate to NHL fantasy, Gawdin will have work ahead of him. Gawdin will most likely begin as a depth C in the AHL and look to improve as the season progresses. Joel Henderson

September 2017 – Gawdin spent 2016-2017 with the Swift Current Broncos.  In 52 Games he had 26 goals and 33 assists.  Gawdin has proven he can score at the WHL level.  Even so, Gawdin is likely to spend 2017-2018 back with Swift Current as an over age player.  It is too soon to project Gawdin as a player likely to break into the NHL or likely to be a career AHL player. Doug Abrams

January 2016 – The versatile and hard-working centerman is playing in the WHL for the Current Swift Broncos. He was drafted last summer in the fourth round, but his biggest value to the Blues appears to be his balanced game, which may not translate to significant fantasy value. The offensive skill is there, but some speculate the Blues will try to develop his defensive play rather than creating a scoring weapon. Gawdin has a good shot with a quick release, and has shown the ability to create scoring chances with a savvy pass. He’s a relentless defender who excels in the corners, and is responsible in all zones. Gawdin has been a standout for the Broncos with eight goals and 15 assists in 23 games this season, and 54 points in 2014-15. The WHL numbers seem to be trending upward, but many scouts project him as a bottom-six NHL player. Most notably, he was one of the stars for Canada in the 2015 U-18 World Junior Championship with two goals, and two assists in seven games. Gawdin has a lot of work to do, but he’s young with plenty of time to work on deficiencies in the WHL and AHL. Look for him to stay with the Broncos for the rest of the season, and he could get a chance in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves in the near future. Matt Kowalski


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Seafair Islanders Midget A1 PCBHL 43 58 32 90 34 |          
  Greater Vancouver Canadians BCMML 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1
 2012-2013 Team British Columbia WCCC-16 - - - - - |          
  Greater Vancouver Canadians BCMML 37 17 29 46 49 | Playoffs 6 7 4 11 14 
  Swift Current Broncos WHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 Swift Current Broncos WHL 66 10 12 22 34 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0
  Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 6 3 3 6 0 |          
 2014-2015 Team Red U18-Dev 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 15 39 54 59 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 2 2 4 4 |          
 2015-2016 Swift Current Broncos WHL 53 19 34 53 63 |          
 2016-2017 Swift Current Broncos WHL 52 26 33 59 80 | Playoffs 14 6 5 11 18 
 2017-2018 Swift Current Broncos WHL 67 56 69 125 101 | Playoffs 24 14 18 32 32 
  Swift Current Broncos M-Cup 3 2 1 3 6 |          
 2018-2019 Stockton Heat AHL - - - - - |          

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