Frédérik Gauthier (born April 26, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Maple Leafs in the first round, 21st overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Gauthier with the Toronto Marlies in 2018
April 26, 1995|
Laval, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)|
|NHL team||Toronto Maple Leafs|
21st overall, 2013|
Toronto Maple Leafs
As a youth, Gauthier played in the 2008 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Montreal Canadiens minor ice hockey team. He played junior ice hockey with Rimouski Océanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) after he was originally selected 40th overall in the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft. He was a top prospect who was ranked eighth on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's final ranking of North American skaters. He fulfilled the expectation to be a first-round selection at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, when he was selected 21st overall by the Maple Leafs.
Gauthier joined the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Toronto Marlies for the 2015–16 season. After receiving a call-up by the Toronto Maple Leafs, he made his NHL debut on March 19, 2016, in a game against the Buffalo Sabres. He played seven games with the Maple Leafs before being sent back to the AHL.
While playing with the Marlies, Gauthier was injured in the second-round of the 2017 Calder Cup playoffs against the Syracuse Crunch. He required surgery to repair an avulsion of the hamstring, ending his season. Although his projected recovery time was six months, he was back skating in less than three months.
On January 2, 2018, Gauthier was called-up to the Maple Leafs to play against the Tampa Bay Lightning, a 2–0 loss. He was sent back down to the AHL on January 11 after playing five games in the NHL so that he could continue playing hockey while the Leafs were on a bye week. Gauthier and fellow Marlies player Travis Dermott were recalled on January 15. On January 23, after playing a total of nine games in the NHL during which he scored one goal, Gauthier was returned to the Marlies.
On July 11, 2018, Gauthier signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Maple Leafs.
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|IIHF World U20 Championship|
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2015–16||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||7||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||21||2||1||3||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||9||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||70||3||11||14||12||7||0||0||0||2|
Awards and honoursEdit
|CHL Top Prospects Game||2013|
|Guy Carbonneau Trophy||2015|
|Calder Cup (Toronto Marlies)||2018|||
|IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal (Team Canada)||2013|||
|IIHF World U20 Championships – Gold Medal||2015|
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- "Frederik Gauthier plays all-round game well beyond his years". National Hockey League. June 21, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
- "NHL Draft Lottery 2013: Teams That Will Strengthen Playoff Chances in Newark". Bleacher Report. June 21, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
- "ISS Hockey Releases Final Mock Draft Picks for Sunday's NHL Draft". prweb.com. June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- "Maple Leafs sign Gauthier to three-year deal". Toronto Maple Leafs. November 28, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- Johnston, Chris (March 19, 2016). "Frederik Gauthier brings size, smarts and personality to young Leafs". Sportsnet.ca. Toronto: Sportsnet. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- Zwolinski, Mark (November 8, 2017). "The long and the short of Frederik Gauthier's return from his leg injury". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- "Leafs send defenceman Dermott, Gauthier back to Marlies". Sportsnet.ca. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- Johnston, Mike (January 15, 2018). "Maple Leafs recall Travis Dermott, Frederik Gauthier from AHL's Marlies". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- "Leafs recall Kasperi Kapanen from AHL Marlies, demote Frederik Gauthier". sportsnet.ca. January 23, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
- "Maple Leafs Sign Frederik Gauthier to Two-Year Contract". NHL.com. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
- "Canada ends U.S. run of dominance at U-18s". National Hockey League. February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
- "Marlies bring a hockey championship to Toronto, win Calder Cup". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. June 15, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- "Canada crowned under-18 hockey champions". The Globe and Mail. February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
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|Awards and achievements|
| Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick