Dubbed "Johnny Hockey" by local newspapers in his hometown, Johnny Gaudreau, 20, is hoping to bring another title to Boston College in the coming week. This past season, he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker trophy, the most prestigious collegiate hockey awards. One main reason for this was the fact that he won the scoring title with an astonishing 77 goals. This kid is for real. Not to mention he's already been drafted by the Calgary Flames (4th Round, 2011) but turned them down for a soon to be widely successful collegiate career. But he's no stranger to playoffs either, as a high-schooler for Gloucester Catholic High School in Southern New Jersey, he reached the NJSIAA State Championship.
Overall, the junior forward has shown some good numbers and has career highs of 4 assists in one game (at Northeastern, Jan 19, 2013; at Vermont, Mar 09, 2013) and has recorded two goals in 8 games during his career at Boston College. At only age 20, I can see that he has quite a bright future in the NHL in I would say probably the next two seasons or three at most. He, however, will most likely declare for the NHL draft this coming offseason as he was already drafted once but decided on playing for Boston College instead. It may be the smarter idea to just stay for his senior year and declare prior to the 2015-2016 NHL season instead. Regardless, I see that he has a bright future as an NHL star and will be here for a while. I'll be periodically posting about him as much as I can!
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