Glenn Gawdin

by dabrams2021 on September 4, 2017

 

Glenn Gawdin, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 192

Born: 1997-03-25

Hometown:  Richmond, BC, CAN

Drafted: 4th round 2015 (116th overall)

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

September 2017 - Gawdin spent 2016-2017 with the Swift Current Broncos.  In 52 Games he had 26 goals and 33 assists.  Gawdin has proven he can score at the WHL level.  Even so, Gawdin is likely to spend 2017-2018 back with Swift Current as an over age player.  It is too soon to project Gawdin as a player likely to break into the NHL or likely to be a career AHL player. Doug Abrams

January 2016 – The versatile and hard-working centerman is playing in the WHL for the Current Swift Broncos. He was drafted last summer in the fourth round, but his biggest value to the Blues appears to be his balanced game, which may not translate to significant fantasy value. The offensive skill is there, but some speculate the Blues will try to develop his defensive play rather than creating a scoring weapon. Gawdin has a good shot with a quick release, and has shown the ability to create scoring chances with a savvy pass. He’s a relentless defender who excels in the corners, and is responsible in all zones. Gawdin has been a standout for the Broncos with eight goals and 15 assists in 23 games this season, and 54 points in 2014-15. The WHL numbers seem to be trending upward, but many scouts project him as a bottom-six NHL player. Most notably, he was one of the stars for Canada in the 2015 U-18 World Junior Championship with two goals, and two assists in seven games. Gawdin has a lot of work to do, but he’s young with plenty of time to work on deficiencies in the WHL and AHL. Look for him to stay with the Broncos for the rest of the season, and he could get a chance in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves in the near future. Matt Kowalski

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Gawdin’s competitive drive and quick shot make him an interesting prospect, but his biggest contribution may come from PIMs and blocked shots for fantasy formats that record those.

Footage:

Glenn Gawdin showcasing his “sandpaper” nature:

 

 

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