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Gaudreau named USA Hockey's College Player of the Year

Friday, 23.05.2014 / 11:33 AM / Future Watch
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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Gaudreau named USA Hockey\'s College Player of the Year
USA Hockey honors Gaudreau as top college player

CALGARY, AB -- Johnny Gaudreau will have yet another award to add to his mantle as USA Hockey has named the Carneys Point, NJ native the College Player Of The Year.

In his junior season at Boston College, Gaudreau led all NCAA players with 36 goals and 80 points through 40 games. The 20-year-old picked up 10 goals and 18 points on the power play in 2013-14 and chipped in with one short-handed goal and one short-handed assist.

The winger led all Boston College skaters with 159 shots on net and Gaudreau's plus-42 rating was second only to his fellow Flames prospect, Bill Arnold.

His 31-game point streak matched the Hockey East record set by Maine's Paul Kariya during the 1992-93 season.

He helped lead the Boston College Eagles to the Frozen Four, where they fell in the semi-final to Union.

Gaudreau and Arnold signed entry-level deals with the Flames following the loss and played in their first NHL game on Apr. 13. Gaudreau notched his first NHL goal in the battle against the Canucks.

He was named to American roster for the 2014 World Championship, scoring two goals and 10 points in the round robin portion of the tournament. He was held pointless in the American's quarterfinal loss to the Czech Republic.

Gaudreau completed a clean sweep of awards in the 2013-14 campaign. He captured the Hobey Baker Award, was tabbed as the Hockey East Player of the Year (back-to-back), Walter Brown Award winner, Leonard Fowle Award winner, Herb Gallagher Award winner and a Hockey East First-Team All Star.

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