Adam Gaudette

by Cam Robinson on November 1, 2017

 

Adam Gaudette, C/RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 180

Born: 1996-10-03

Hometown: Braintree, MA, USA

Drafted: 2015 by Vancouver Canucks, 149th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2017 - The 2015 fifth round pick has wasted no time in picking up right where he left off as a sophomore - wracking up bushels of points. The third year player has jumped out of the gates with six goals and 13 points in seven contests - good for third most in the nation. His shot volume has dipped a tad from last season when he peppered 4.4 shots on net per contest while converting on 16 percent of those attmepts. This season, he's putting 3.85 shots per contest while clicking on 22 percent. It'd be nice to see his volume improve and that personal shooting percentage slide down to a more sustainable rate, but we're absolutely nitpicking on early season play. Thus far, Gaudette appears to be the steal of the 2015 crop and will all but asuredly turn pro at the completion of Northeastern's campaign. Cam Robinson

July 2017 – The all-around forward culminated his sophomore campaign much in the same way he spent its beginning and middle – by producing a ton of shots and a ton of points. The 20-year-old totaled 26 goals and 52 points in 37 games for Northeastern University, good for ninth in the country. He also peppered goaltenders with an NCAA-leading 162 shots, good for an average of 4.38 shots per contest. Many expected the Massachusetts-native to leave school and sign with the Canucks, but he's decided to return for his junior campaign to continue building strength and taking a serious run at the Hobey Baker Award in 2017-18. Cam Robinson

February 2017 – Gaudette continues to have an amazing sophomore season. The shoot-first center leads the nation in power-play markers with 14 and in shots on goal with 146 – 4.56 per contest. He is riding a 21-point, 12-game point streak (8+13) and sits sixth in the nation for points (51) and fifth for points per game (1.58). It should be fully expected that the 2015 fifth-rounder will turn pro at the end of Northeastern's season but whether he goes straight to Vancouver or signs a PTO with the Utica Comets of the AHL is still undetermined. Cam Robinson

January 2017 – Gaudette continues to blister through his sophomore season at Northeastern University. The talented two-way centre has been an offensive force, recording 13 goals and 34 points through 23 contests - good for the eighth most in the country and his 1.48 point-per-game output is good for seventh. He is also one of the leading shot producers in the nation with a whopping 100 shots on goals - an average of over four per contest. It sure seems like the Canucks snagged a beauty in the fifth round and it wouldn't be shocking to see Gaudette turn pro after this season. Cam Robinson

January 2017 – The Canucks' 2015 fifth round pick and Northeastern sophomore continues to rack up points with ease this season. His 28 points in 18 games are good for ninth most in the nation and his 1.56 point-per-game output sits 10th best. These are fantastic offensive results for the already competent defensive centre. It sure appears that Vancouver snagged themselves a mid-round gem and it's fairly likely that the Massachusetts native will turn pro at the end of his NCAA team's season. Cam Robinson

November 2016 – Gaudette has continued to impress at Northeastern University. The sophomore forward sits tied for 13th in NCAA scoring with six goals and 12 points through eight games – 11 of which have come on his current five-game point streak. Cam Robinson

October 2016 – Gaudette began his sophomore season at Northeastern last weekend and has looked strong. Through two games, the fifth-round selection has scored a goal and recorded 10 shots on net to go along with a plus-4 rating. The talented and responsible centre looks to have carried over his confident play from the back half of last season into 2016-17 and is now looked upon as a leader for last season's national championship runners-up. Cam Robinson

August 2016 – Gaudette had a very strong draft+1 season. Expected to play another year in the USHL, the intelligent centre joined Northeastern university early. The first portion of the year witnessed some growing pains for the 20-year-old and just five points in 18 games. He then went on to a scorching pace recording 25 points in his final 23 games helping the Huskies to a Hockey East Championship. Gaudette will return to Northeastern for a sophomore season this fall. Cam Robinson

August 2016 – Gaudette is a hard working, two-way centre who can also play the ride wing. Despite being a slighter sized player, he plays the game with tenacity and has a knack for reading plays develop. He owns a quick release and heads up distribution skills. Lauded for his contributions on special teams, it’s his continued success during even-strength play that will surely separate him once he turns professional. Cam Robinson

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

A jack-of-all-trades pivot with speed to burn and a heavy release. Shows more offensive acumen with each passing season.

 

Footage

 

Adam Gaudette - 2015/16 Highlights

 

 

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  • monsieurthibz

    Where do you see Gaudette in 2 years, considering the needs the Canucks have in the middle? I think he committed to Northeastern Uni next year but would it be possible that he progressed quicker and in a way Vancouver was not expecting?

    • Mark Allan

      A lowly fifth-round pick, Gaudette is increasingly looking like a classic overachiever due to his strong character, outstanding work ethic and on-ice tenacity. Decent size, defensive responsibility and a willingness to fire pucks at nets hint at a mature, well-rounded, two-way player who might be really close to stepping into the NHL when he graduates from Northeastern in two years.

      Don’t count on him being a top-six player, but don’t count this guy out either.

    • Mark Allan

      A lowly fifth-round pick, Gaudette is increasingly looking like a
      classic overachiever due to his strong character, outstanding work ethic
      and on-ice tenacity. Decent size, defensive responsibility and a
      willingness to fire pucks at nets hint at a mature, well-rounded,
      two-way player who might be really close to stepping into the NHL when
      he graduates from Northeastern in two years.

      Don’t count on him being a top-six player, but don’t count this guy out either.