Looking for a player to dazzle you with pure offensive skill? Johnny Gaudreau is your guy. The diminutive winger turned more than a few heads during his freshman season with Boston College, racking up 44 points in 44 games.
In addition to sublime vision, Gaudreau handles the puck extremely well and is an excellent skater. He can be described as a pure scorer – as his goal totals will attest to – but his commitment to developing the defensive of his game has allowed coaches to place him in all situations.
To get the upper hand against players larger than him, Gaudreau has worked diligently on his strength training. He has put in a lot of work on improving his core strength, allowing him to dodge or absorb checks effectively.