Julien Gauthier

by Kevin LeBlanc on October 13, 2016

Julien Gauthier

Julien Gauthier, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-4

Weight: 225

Born: 1997-10-15

Hometown: Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, CAN

Drafted: 1st round in 2016 by Carolina, (21st overall)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2016 - Gauthier had a good developmental summer for the Hurricanes, showcasing his NHL-level skill set at times in both prospect camp and at the Traverse City prospects tournament. He was returned to Val-d'Or to continue to develop and gain more consistency in his game. Given his NHL-ready size and shot, he may not be far from putting on a Hurricanes sweater. Kevin LeBlanc

 

July 2016 – In need of a sniper, Carolina drafted hulking winger Julien Gauthier with their second first round pick. His 41 goals in 54 games were sixth in the QMJHL last season, following up a 38-goal effort for Val-d’Or the season before. Gauthier is not a player who will thrive if forced to be a playmaker, but if he is paired with skiledlinemates he has proven he can put up high goals numbers. Armed with a lethal shot, he should be a power play weapon if his teammates can get the puck to him in high-danger situations. His size and strength is NHL ready and he could push for a roster spot as early as this coming season if he is able to impress in camp. Kevin LeBlanc

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Potential to be a top-six power forward at the NHL level with high goal scoring totals.

 

 

Footage:

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