To those that follow NCAA hockey, seeing John Gaudreau's name among the goal-scoring leaders at the 2013 World Junior Championship is not a big surprise. The Boston College forward has been tearing it up offensively this season after helping lead that team to a National Championship in 2012 in his freshman season.
The Calgary Flames prospect hasn't missed a beat at this WJC, scoring five goals and adding one assist through five tournament games. At Boston College this season, Gaudreau is scoring at better than a point-per-game pace, netting 11 goals and adding 12 assists in 14 games.
While Gaudreau doesn't have the ideal size that some NHL teams look for in their forwards, he more than makes up for it with his speed, skill, and deft hands. Despite that talent, he may still have to prove himself at the pro level, but his play at the amateur level suggests that he could be a productive player when he finally lands in Calgary.
Gaudreau spoke with the media following the USA's 7-0 win over the Czech Republic, with most of those comments being captured in this HF video.
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