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Frédérick Gaudreau

Frédérick "Freddy" Gaudreau (born May 1, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He is currently playing for the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Frédérick Gaudreau
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Born (1993-05-01) May 1, 1993 (age 26)
Bromont, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Nashville Predators
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Gaudreau played in the 2006 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Missiquoi, Quebec.[1]

Gaudreau played midget hockey in the QMAAA with the Magog Cantonniers before embarking on major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Shawinigan Cataractes and the Drummondville Voltigeurs.[2]

Undrafted, Gaudreau signed his first professional contract with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL, on June 12, 2014.[3] In the 2014–15 season, he added to the depth of the Milwaukee attack, contributing with 11 points in 43 games. He was also loaned for 14 games to ECHL partner, the Cincinnati Cyclones, in producing 5 goals. On May 21, 2015, Gaudreau was extended by the Admirals for a further season.[4]

In the midst of a break-out 2015–16 season, having established himself in a scoring role with the Admirals, Gaudreau was signed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the NHL affiliate, the Nashville Predators on January 6, 2016.[5] He completed the season in the AHL, placing third on the Admirals in scoring with new professional highs with 15 goals and 42 points in 75 games.

After attending the Predators training camp, he was reassigned to continue with Milwaukee to begin the 2016–17 season. On October 22, 2016, Gaudreau received his first NHL recall to the Predators, after the team suffered a bout of food poisoning.[6] He immediately made his NHL debut with the Predators in a 5–1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.[7] He was returned to the Admirals following the game.

In Game 5 of the 2017 Western Conference Finals against the Anaheim Ducks, Gaudreau made his playoff debut after injuries to Ryan Johansen and Mike Fisher necessitated his presence in the line-up.[8] Gaudreau scored the winning goal in the Predators' 5–1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals.[9] In Game 4, Gaudreau again scored the game winner as the Predators defeated the Penguins 4–1 to even the series at two games apiece. In doing so, Gaudreau became the first player since Johnny Harms of the 1944 Chicago Blackhawks to score his first three career NHL goals in a Stanley Cup Final.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Magog Cantonniers QMAAA 41 14 11 25 6 4 0 3 3 0
2010–11 Magog Cantonniers QMAAA 42 14 25 39 2 13 7 5 12 2
2011–12 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 64 5 15 20 2 8 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 68 13 30 43 22
2013–14 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 27 13 18 31 0
2013–14 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 36 19 21 40 2 11 10 4 14 0
2014–15 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 43 4 7 11 12
2014–15 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 14 5 2 7 4
2015–16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 15 27 42 31 3 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 66 25 23 48 14 3 3 1 4 0
2016–17 Nashville Predators NHL 9 0 1 1 0 8 3 0 3 0
2017–18 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 54 22 21 43 2
2017–18 Nashville Predators NHL 20 0 3 3 2
2018–19 Nashville Predators NHL 55 3 1 4 2
NHL totals 84 3 5 8 4 8 3 0 3 0

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
QMJHL
Memorial Cup (Shawinigan Cataractes) 2012
Most Sportsmanlike player 2014
AHL
AHL All-Star Game 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  2. ^ "Frederick Gaudreau is now a Voltigeur". Drummondville Voltigeurs. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  3. ^ "Admirals sign Gaudreau to AHL contract". Milwaukee Admirals. 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  4. ^ "Ads re-sign Gaudreau". Milwaukee Admirals. 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  5. ^ "Predators sign Gaudreau to entry-level contract". Nashville Predators. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  6. ^ "Bout of food poisoning forces Predators to call up five". The Hockey News. 2016-10-23. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  7. ^ "Predators fight off food poisoning in victory over Penguins". CBS Sports. 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
  8. ^ "Predators left surprised, determined by Johansen's injury". Associated Press. 2017-05-20. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  9. ^ "Predators ride raucous home crowd to Game 3 win over Penguins". ESPN. 2017-06-03. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  10. ^ "Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2–2, beat Penguins 4–1". ESPN. 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017-06-05.

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