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Fantasy Summary

A slight, but shifty winger with a knack for offensive creativity.


Observations

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June 2022 – Although his point totals did not explode this year, there was one specific area that Fontaine needed to improve, and that was his discipline. He passed with flying colours. In 2020-21, Fontaine averaged 1.38 penalty minutes per game; in 2021-22, he dropped that number to 0.51 penalty minutes per game. This one stat shows his commitment to growing and improving in all areas of his game, which is especially important for late-round picks such as him. Fontaine also scored eight goals and 25 points in 39 contests, good enough for third in team scoring. The next step is to become a truly dominant player at the NCAA level. He will have a chance to do so going into his junior year, and we will wait to see if he can rise to the occasion. Curtis Rines

 

May 2021 – In his first year at Northeastern, Fontaine was a primary contributor offensively. His 15 points through 21 games were good enough for fourth in team scoring. He offered a two-tiered attack showing the ability to finish plays and set up his linemates. In his transition to the NCAA, Fontaine also added a feisty element to his game and developed his forechecking and puck pursuit. He is still refining that area of his game as he racked up 29 penalty minutes. Next season, Fontaine will look to be selective and minimize his infractions in order to continue his regular shift and support offensively as he does best. Nicholas Kawka

 

October 2020 – With their second pick from the Chicago Steel program, Nashville selected Gunnarwolfe Fontaine.  He is a scoring winger with a knack for puck possession and finishes.  He is also defensively aware and gives a strong effort on both ends of the ice. Fontaine is most deadly with cruising through the center of the ice with the puck.  His size enables quick edgework and he eludes defenders with strong head fakes and shoulder dips.  He is very confident with the game on his stick and can finish as well as he distributes. His overage status limits his potential for growth, but he remains a potential late-round find. Nicholas Kawka

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 16, 2000
Height 5‘8”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 7; Overall: 202

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Team Orange USA-S155 0 22 -|        
  Providence Capitals 16U AAAUSPHL 16U30 14 1529 10|Playoffs2 0 22
 2016-2017 Team Forest USA-S165 2 24 -|        
  Moses Brown School USHS-Prep24 25 2045 -|        
  Boston Jr. Bandits 16U AAAEJEPL 16U11 0 00 0|        
  Cape Cod Whalers 16U AAAMHSL U1613 15 1530 2|        
 2017-2018 Team Orange USA-S175 2 24 -|        
  Lawrence Academy USHS-Prep32 19 3150 -|        
  Boston Little Bruins 18U AAA