Glenn Gawdin
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Glenn Gawdin

Hometown:

Richmond British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-03-25

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

4th round (116th overall), 2015

Weight:

191 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Glenn Gawdin joined the Greater Vancouver Canadians midget minor team for the British Columbia playoffs after turning 15 years old in March. He scored 1 goal with no penalties in four BCMML playoff games. Gawdin was a captain for the Seafair Islanders Midget A1 team during the season and  scored 58 goals with 32 assists in 43 games. He was selected by Swift Current in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. 

2012-13: Gawdin made his WHL debut — playing in two December games with the Swift Current Broncos with no points nor penalties — and was the leading scorer for the Greater Vancouver Canadians. He scored 17 goals with 29 assists and 49 penalty minutes in 49 regular season games. The Canadians reached the BCMML semifinals, falling to Vancouver Northwest. Gawdin scored 7 goals with 4 assists and 14 penalty minutes in six playoff games. He played for Team British Columbia in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup. 

2013-14: Gawdin skated for the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos as a 16-year-old and played for Canada Pacific in the 2014 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 10 goals with 12 assists and was -11 with 34 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games. The Broncos finished second in the East Division, falling to Medicine Hat in a first-round playoff series. Gawdin had an even plus/minus with no points and 2 penalty minutes in six playoff games. He scored 3 goals with 3 assists in six games for Canada Pacific, which won a silver medal at the WHC, losing 3-0 to the USA in the gold medal game. 

2014-15: Gawdin was Swift Current’s fourth-leading scorer, finishing tied with leading scorer Jake DeBrusk for second on the club with 39 assists, one behind Bruins’ prospect Colby Cave. He scored 15 goals and was -9 with 59 penalty minutes in 72 regular season games. Swift Current finished third in the East Division and was swept by Regina in a first-round series. Gawdin scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -2 with no penalties in four playoff games. He joined Canada’s bronze medal-winning U18 team at the 2015 World Juniors in Switzerland following the WHL playoffs, scoring 2 goals with 2 assists in seven games and finishing +2 with 4 penalty minutes. Canada defeated host Switzerland in the bronze medal game. Gawdin was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine in June and was ranked 59th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. He was selected by St. Louis in the fourth round (116th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

2015-16: Gawdin was the second-leading scorer for Swift Current despite missing 19 games after suffering an injury in November. Skating on the Broncos’ top line with leading scorer Jonathan Martin and Jake DeBrusk (BOS) at the beginning of the year before DeBrusk was traded to Brandon, Gawdin scored 19 goals with 34 assists and was +7 with 63 penalty minutes in 53 games. The Broncos finished fifth in the East Division, missing the playoffs.

Talent Analysis

Gawdin is a playmaking, right-handed shooting center with a long reach. He will become more dynamic as his skating improves.

Future

Gawdin was one of the top scorers for a young Swift Current Broncos team in 2015-16. More of a playmaker than a pure scorer, he did a little bit of everything for the Broncos. He will attend his second training camp with the Blues in 2016-17 and could receive an invitation to Canada's U20 camp before returning to Swift Current for his fourth WHL season. He projects as a second or third line center who is responsible in all three zones and has the ability to contribute on the scoresheet.

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