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Gaudreau looking to trademark 'Johnny Hockey'

Matt Dewkett

According to multiple published reports, former Boston College star and 2014 Hobey Baker Award winner Johnny Gaudreau is attempting to trademark the term 'Johnny Hockey.' The Carneys Point, NJ native opted to turn pro following the conclusion of his junior season last April. Many in the hockey world questioned Gaudreau's size and whether his game would translate to the NHL level, but he's proven his doubters wrong. He has 13 goals and 19 assists in 42 games played this season for the Calgary Flames.

Gaudreau was the undisputed top player in college hockey last winter. His scoring prowess and highlight reel goals were the constant topic of media and fans alike. Members of the media and fans began to call Gaudreau 'Johnny Hockey' as a copycat of Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel, who people in the football world called 'Johnny Football.'

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.