They call him “Johnny Hockey” and for good reason. He’s not even twenty-one years old and he’s already made his mark in the hockey world.
Gaudreau was selected in the fourth round (104th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames and has attended the Flames development camp twice, but has yet to play a game in the NHL. With stats like Gaudreau’s, I can’t help but wonder what’s keeping him back from the professional league.
This season, “Johnny Hockey” led Team USA to a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship where he led the team with the most goals (7) and tied for the lead in points (9).
This is Gaudreau’s third year playing for Boston College and he has improved significantly each season. During his first year, he played 44 games, earning 21 goals and 23 assists. Good numbers for a freshman.
Last season, while playing 35 games for the Boston College Eagles, Gaudreau acquired 21 goals and 30 assists. This season, in 31 games so far, he’s earned 27 goals and 34 assists.
As is explained on the Flames.com website, Johnny Gaudreau is on a 26 game point streak as of three days ago. The next Eagles game is scheduled for February 21st, and I’m confident that he will increase his game streak once again.
He’s consistent with his scoring, he’s lightning on his skates, and he has a set of mitts to outplay almost any other player at his level. I think we will be seeing a lot more of “Johnny Hockey” in the near future.