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Fantasy Summary

Raw offensive upside with a heavy shot from the blueline; could take plenty of seasoning in the minors before he’s ready to make the jump to the NHL.


Observations

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April 2020 – Gawanke signed a three-year entry level contract prior to the year and had a strong first season with the Moose, tallying 26 points in 48 games. The offensive upside is there, it will just be a matter of putting together all facets of the game to stick at the NHL level. Jamie Zadow

March 2019 – The German defenseman is having quite the season in the QMJHL, leading all Cape Breton blueliners with 54 points through 59 games. He has great offensive potential and it’s certainly showing this year. Gawanke also represented Germany at the U20 World Junior Championships for the third straight year. Jamie Zadow

September 2018 – Gawanke got off to a slow start last season, but finished strong and his 32 points (4 G, 28 A) in 62 games was good enough for second amongst defencemen on the Cape Breton roster. Often overlooked in prospect circles, he’s started to gain some notoriety around the QMJHL, where he is back for his third season with the Screaming Eagles. A product of the youth hockey system in Germany, Gawanke has plenty of upside and is thought of as a long-term project. He possesses a heavy shot from the point and needs to be less gun shy and let it rip more often. Jamie Zadow

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country GER
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 31, 1999
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 5; Overall: 136

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Eisbären Juniors Berlin U16Schüler-BL2 0 00 0|        
 2013-2014 Eisbären Juniors Berlin U16Schüler-BL29 4 1822 22|Playoffs3 0 11
 2014-2015 Eisbären Juniors Berlin U16Schüler-BL28 14 3953 44|Playoffs5 1 45
  Eisbären Juniors Berlin U19DNL Q6 0 00 2|        
  Eisbären Juniors Berlin U19DNL2 0 00 0|        
  Germany U16 (all)International-Jr7 3 58 4|        
 2015-2016 Eisbären Juniors Berlin U19DNL41 11 2536 18|Playoffs QC2 1 34
  Eisbären Juniors Berlin U19DNL Endrunde4 1 34 0|        
  Germany U18WJC-18 D1A5 0 11 0|        
  Germany U18 (all)International-Jr9 1 23 0|        
 2016-2017 Cape Breton EaglesQMJHL54 8 2432 26|Playoffs11 1 34
  Germany U18 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        
  Germany U20WJC-20 D1A4 0 11 0|        
  Germany U20 (all)International-Jr6 1 12 0|        
 2017-2018 Cape Breton EaglesQMJHL62 4 2832 39|Playoffs5 1 12
  Germany U20WJC-20 D1A5 2 35 2|        
  Germany U20 (all)International-Jr9 6 511 4|        
 2018-2019 Cape Breton EaglesQMJHL62 17 4057 26|Playoffs11 2 57
  Germany U20WJC-20 D1A5 0 33 2|        
  Germany U20 (all)International-Jr7 0 77 4|        
 2019-2020 Manitoba MooseAHL48 4 2226 21|        
 2020-2021 Eisbären BerlinDEL- - -- -|        

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