Philippe Gadoury
Image: QMJHL

Philippe Gadoury

Hometown:

Greenfield Park Quebec

Team:

QMJHL

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1994-02-21

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success

History

2009-10: Philippe Gadoury played for College Charles-Lemoyne in Quebec midget AAA hockey. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 30 games. The Riverains reached the Quebec playoff semifinals but Gadoury did not see any action in the post-season.

2010-11: Gadoury skated in 40 regular season games and five playoff contests for College Charles-Lemoyne in his second midget AAA season. He scored 10 goals with 17 assists and 42 penalty minutes during the regular season as the Riverains finished fourth in the Reebok Division. Gadoury scored 2 goals with 1 assist and 8 penalty minutes in four playoff games.

2011-12: Gadoury left Quebec AAA hockey to play prep hockey at the Hoosac School in New York. He was the leading scorer for the Owls as a junior with 21 goals and 18 assists in 19 games.

2012-13: Gadoury returned to Canada — appearing in two games with the junior A Nepean Raiders in Ontario — and skated for Andre-Laurendeau in Quebec. He had no points and 2 penalty minutes with the Raiders. Playing for Andre-Laurendeau he scored 20 goals with 15 assists and was +26 with 24 penalty minutes in 31 regular season games. Gadoury was +1 with no points nor penalty minutes in one playoff game. In July he committed to playing college hockey at Northeastern in 2014-15.

2013-14: Gadoury spent the first half of the season with Nepean before joining the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads in January — foregoing a college hockey career. Gadoury scored 20 goals in 19 regular season games with Halifax — missing three weeks after suffering a concussion on January 25th in a game against Cape Breton — and was +21 with 6 assists and 12 penalty minutes. He scored 25 goals with 30 assists and had 10 penalty minutes in 42 CCHL games with Nepean.

 

Talent Analysis

A late bloomer, Gadoury's innate ability to be in the right spot at the right time has paid dividends. Not the biggest, strongest or fastest player on the ice, his vision and hands still make him a danger in the offensive zone. Quite simply, he sees the ice and thinks the game extremely well. Along with a quick release, Gadoury could end up being a surprising contributor.