|Assets:||Owns tremendous instincts in the offensive zone and can generate a ton of offense at lower levels. Skates very well and is extremely creative with the puck.|
|Flaws:||Must overcome significant height and weight disadvantages in order to maximize his scoring prowess at the highest level. Could also stand to be more selfish.|
|Career Potential:||Talented, albeit diminutive scoring winger with good upside.|
|NCAA||Hobey Baker Memorial Award||2013-14|
|HE||Player of the Year||2013-14, 2012-13|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2013-14, 2012-13|
|HE||First All-Star Team||2013-14, 2012-13|
|HE||Tournament MVP Award||2011-12|
|4/11/2014||Signed by the Calgary Flames to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/25/2011||Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round (104th overall) in 2011.|
Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau totaled three points Saturday against the Panthers. | 11/09/2014 10:10 AM
NewsFlames winger Johnny Gaudreau totaled three points Saturday against the Panthers.
ImpactHe had a goal and two assists, along with three shots on goal and a +2 rating. Hopefully owners took a chance on Gaudreau in fantasy drafts, as he now has 12 points and is +9 on the season.
Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau had a nice night in Friday's victory over the Ducks. | 11/01/2014 9:46 AM
NewsFlames winger Johnny Gaudreau had a nice night in Friday's victory over the Ducks.
ImpactGaudreau had one goal and one assist, along with five shots on goal and a +1 rating. He now has six points, and is +6 on the season. Owners need to continue to monitor his progress.
Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau is plus-four in game games to start his rookie campaign. | 10/25/2014 12:23 PM
NewsFlames winger Johnny Gaudreau is plus-four in game games to start his rookie campaign.
ImpactGaudreau has responded well since being a healthy scratch about a week ago. He has a goal and two assists on the season as well. He is a worthy fantasy player in most leagues.
Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau said the healthy scratch on Friday was "good" for him according to the Calgary Sun. | 10/19/2014 10:42 AM
NewsFlames rookie Johnny Gaudreau said the healthy scratch on Friday was "good" for him according to the Calgary Sun.
ImpactGaudreau was pointless in the first five games of the season, so coach Bob Hartley scratched him for Friday's game. Gaudreau said he talked to Hartley and understands its a learning experience that will benefit him in the long run. His teammates have been fully supporting the rookie in the locker room. The Calgary Sun reported Gaudreau looked great in practice on Saturday and should be back in the lineup soon, maybe as early as Sunday.
Johnny Gaudreau continues to shine | 07/10/2014 9:27 AM
NewsJohnny Gaudreau made a great impression at the Flames' development camp.
Impact"Hey, he's a talented guy," Flames GM Brad Treliving said. "You can see some of the other kids had fear in their eyes when he was coming down. I'd hate to play against him in this sort of atmosphere." Gaudreau's next step is to get ready for training camp. After winning the Hobey Baker Award, there's a good chance that he'll make the Flames' opening game roster.
Gaudreau seeks advice of other small forwards | 07/06/2014 8:59 PM
NewsJohnny Gaudreau, who is 5-foot-9, has reached out to other smaller forwards such as Martin St. Louis for advice in how to make it at the NHL level.
ImpactIn a league that is getting bigger, faster and stronger, Gaudreau, a Flames prospect, is 5-foot-9, 150 pounds. "I've got a lot of great advice," Gaudreau said. "I've just got to make sure I follow in their footsteps and do what they've been doing. They said you need to be strong in your legs, definitely work out your legs. And you don't need to be too big in your upper body because you won't be able to stickhandle that well. Just a lot of great pointers from a lot of great guys and I really appreciate it. It's just doing the little things right, keep working out, making sure I'm skating and getting stronger. Obviously I'm going to get stronger. I have to make sure I keep working out and working hard." Gaudreau had 36 goals and 80 points with Boston College last season, and he scored in his only NHL game.
College star Johnny Gaudreau aims for Flames | 07/06/2014 9:27 AM
NewsFlames prospect Johnny Gaudreau has been chosen as one of five finalists for the ESPY award - ESPN's version of the Academy Awards - as the top male college athlete.
ImpactThe honour is a slam dunk for Gaudreau, an offensive dynamo with 36 goals and 80 points in 40 games for Boston College before turning pro for the Flames season finale. The winger, who'll celebrate his 21st birthday next month, has a legitimate shot to be a full-time NHLer as early as next season. His size is an issue - the Flames are fooling nobody by listing him as 5-foot-9 - but Gaudreau's wizardry with the puck is obvious. After scoring a goal in his NHL debut, Gaudreau joined the U.S. team for the world championships and racked up two goals and 10 points in eight games. "It gave me a lot more confidence," Gaudreau said. "I learned a lot out there playing with NHL guys, playing against NHL guys. Getting to play against (Alex) Ovechkin and (Jaromir) Jagr - I think Jagr was playing in the NHL before I was even born - is something pretty special. I think it's going to help me in the long run."
Johnny Gaudreau has been excellent at WHC | 05/20/2014 10:37 AM
NewsJohnny Gaudreau produced a goal and three assists to help Team USA defeat Germany 5-4 in preliminary round action at the World Hockey Championship on Tuesday.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"It was a fun game," Gaudreau said. "Thanks to my linemates, Abdelkader and Stapleton, two older guys who just help me get better every single day." The 20-year-old Calgary Flames prospect has two goals and 10 points in seven games during the tournament. Gaudreau scored in Calgary's regular-season finale in his NHL debut and he'll be among the favorites to win the Calder Trophy next year.
John Gaudreau joins Team USA | 04/23/2014 3:30 PM
NewsJohn Gaudreau will play for Team USA in the 2014 World Championship.
ImpactGaudreau had 80 points in 40 NCAA games in 2013-14. He signed an entry-level contract with Calgary and found the back of the net in his only NHL game. This is a great chance for him to gain more experience playing at a high level before he competes for a spot on the Flames' opening game roster.
John Gaudreau scores first goal with Flames | 04/13/2014 11:39 PM
NewsJohn Gaudreau scored the Calgary Flames' only goal in their 5-1, season-ending loss to the Canucks in Vancouver on Sunday night.
ImpactNeither the Flames nor the Canucks qualified for the playoffs in a season to forget for both of these Canadian teams. Gaudreau signed an entry-level contract with the Flames on Friday and made his season debut in Vancouver. Gaudreau was an outstanding college player and could be a wise fantasy choice for next season.
John Gaudreau signs, set for NHL debut Sunday | 04/12/2014 10:25 AM
NewsJohn Gaudreau signed an entry-level contract with the Flames on Friday and he'll make his NHL debut on Sunday in Calgary's season finale.
ImpactBoston College was eliminated from the NCAA's Frozen Four tournament in a 5-4 loss to Union College on Thursday. Gaudreau enjoyed a spectacular season in 2013-14, where he racked up 36 goals and 80 points in 40 games en route to the Hobey Baker Award. He should be on your radar going into next season.
John Gaudreau's mom wants him to stay at BC | 03/30/2014 2:56 AM
NewsJohn Gaudreau's mom wants him to stay at Boston College for his final season.
ImpactGaudreau is the favorite to win the Hobey Baker Award that goes to college hockey's best player. The Flames are expected to offer the diminutive Gaudreau a contract once again but Gaudreau could choose to return to college hockey. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in August 2015 and a lot of teams will be clamoring for his signature on a contract but the Flames have treated Gaudreau very well thus far and it's not expected to get that far. He has 35 goals and 75 points in 38 games this season and is expected to be a top six forward in the NHL when he makes it.
Gaudreau on amazing points streak | 02/15/2014 9:10 AM
NewsFlame prospect John Gaudreau has a 25-game points streak with Boston College at present.
ImpactHe has been nothing short of amazing this season with 51 points over that 25-game span and 58 points overall. Gaudreau who has overachieved as Calgary's fourth-round pick in 2011, is the favorite for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in the NCAA. Keep an eye on him.
|10/17/2014||Cgy||CBJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||3 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 8||1|
|Assists||2||2 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 8||0|
|Points||3||at Fla||Nov 8||1|
|Penalty Minutes||0||21 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Nov 22||0|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Nov 18||1|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 8||0|
|Power Play Points||1||5 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Nov 20||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||21 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Nov 22||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||21 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Nov 22||0|
|Shots||6||vs. Mtl||Oct 28||1|
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