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MikeC 10-13-2012 09:59 AM

C Frederik Gauthier - Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL (2013, 21st overall, Toronto)
 
Hi guys!

This kid needs to have a thread on him.

Position: Centre
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'04"
Weight: 219
Birthdate: 1995-04-26

Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2012-13 Rimouski, Océanic 9 8 7 15 13 6

A rookie this year in the Q. I talked to a few persons from Rimouski and they say that he is a mix between Ryan O'Reilly and Sean Couturier.

QMJHLfollower 10-13-2012 11:23 AM

He's awesome. Big two-way center, very good offensively and defensively.

Will be a 1st round pick, IMO.

He's a guy I very hope the Leafs can draft him.

arsmaster 10-13-2012 12:34 PM

Such a big kid.

How is his skating?

A very impressive stat line through 9 games.

Leaf Rocket 10-13-2012 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QMJHLfollower (Post 54957637)
He's awesome. Big two-way center, very good offensively and defensively.

Will be a 1st round pick, IMO.

He's a guy I very hope the Leafs can draft him.

where is his projecting? mid or low first round?

QMJHLfollower 10-13-2012 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arsmaster (Post 54959071)
Such a big kid.

How is his skating?

A very impressive stat line through 9 games.

Very good skater, especially for a guy of his size.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leaf Rocket (Post 54959113)
where is his projecting? mid or low first round?

I don't really know, I think he could be mid first round. There's not a lot of 6'4" center with his offensive and defensive game at that age.

tuckrr 10-23-2012 02:58 PM

Why aren't more people talking about this guy??

I've seen only 1 game (streamed ugh) and he looked good.
Great hand-eye coordination.
Good passing
Decent skating (I wish I could've seen more top-speed)
Not as physical as he could be imo

Any Rimouski followers care to weigh in? I might watch Rimouski all season for this guy.

#57 10-23-2012 04:08 PM

From what I have seen Gauthier is a pretty complete player. He is physical and he is great along the boards. He's already developped a solid two-way game and has been producing offensively.

To me, he has all the tools. Has the potential to be selected in the 1st round.

untouchable21 10-23-2012 07:30 PM

What would be a good player style comparison?

IHaveNoCreativity 10-23-2012 09:01 PM

He was a junior player last year, stayed at Esther Blondin because he was a Havard commit who changed his mind when he didn't get drafted too a desirable USHL location.

tuckrr 10-24-2012 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by #57 (Post 55222843)
From what I have seen Gauthier is a pretty complete player. He is physical and he is great along the boards. He's already developped a solid two-way game and has been producing offensively.

To me, he has all the tools. Has the potential to be selected in the 1st round.

Comparable to Backes? Kopitar?
(Potential-wise)

WildcatMapleLeafs28 10-24-2012 11:29 AM

Definately a great all around player. He's a solid 2-way player that's contributing big numbers offensively. Decent skater, good hockey IQ and has a nice shot. He's a big center that is very strong on the puck. Would like to see him be more physical and use his large frame more. I havn't seen any signs of a mean streak either. If I had to compare him , I'd say he's a Vincent Lecavalier -lite .

He will be a mid-late 1st round pick. Any team would be considered lucky to draft him after #15. I think he'll be a darkhorse/steal in this upcoming draft.

untouchable21 10-24-2012 12:01 PM

Are we talking Getzlaf/Backes like upside if he reaches his full potential or is he more in the mould of Gaustad?

Obviously Getzlaf/Backes would be better, but if he's a late 1st and winds up being more like Gaustad, that wouldn't be to shabby either.

JeromeHP 10-24-2012 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by untouchable21 (Post 55244503)
Are we talking Getzlaf/Backes like upside if he reaches his full potential or is he more in the mould of Gaustad?

Obviously Getzlaf/Backes would be better, but if he's a late 1st and winds up being more like Gaustad, that wouldn't be to shabby either.

he has 2nd line upside, wont be tough like Backes/Getzlaf. think of him as a poor Couturier

WildcatMapleLeafs28 10-24-2012 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by untouchable21 (Post 55244503)
Are we talking Getzlaf/Backes like upside if he reaches his full potential or is he more in the mould of Gaustad?

Obviously Getzlaf/Backes would be better, but if he's a late 1st and winds up being more like Gaustad, that wouldn't be to shabby either.

Lecavalier-lite. He has 1st line potential imo.

hab 4ever 10-24-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeromeHP (Post 55244807)
he has 2nd line upside, wont be tough like Backes/Getzlaf. think of him as a poor Couturier

Yup, 2nd line, two-way center with size upside. Couturier, J. Staal, etc.

seafoam 10-24-2012 01:51 PM

I think he is going to be the best value pick regarding centerman to come out of this draft

Penguins23 10-24-2012 01:53 PM

I just wrote an article about him yesterday and compared him to J.Staal. I think that's a really fair comparison. I'll post the article when it gets published this week sometime.

IHaveNoCreativity 10-24-2012 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seafoam (Post 55248113)
I think he is going to be the best value pick regarding centerman to come out of this draft

It's possible, he's got all the tools. And he's playing in a good spot.

theIceWookie 10-24-2012 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuckrr (Post 55220737)
Why aren't more people talking about this guy??

I've seen only 1 game (streamed ugh) and he looked good.
Great hand-eye coordination.
Good passing
Decent skating (I wish I could've seen more top-speed)
Not as physical as he could be imo

Any Rimouski followers care to weigh in? I might watch Rimouski all season for this guy.

I've never understood why this is often labelled as a deficiency in a player. I mean most player's can play more physical. He has height, doesn't mean he's a body builder. Size is good for puck protection and not being pushed off the puck. Doesn't always have to mean the guy plays a physical game.

Circulartheory 10-24-2012 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheFinnishKulemin (Post 55255197)
I've never understood why this is often labelled as a deficiency in a player. I mean most player's can play more physical. He has height, doesn't mean he's a body builder. Size is good for puck protection and not being pushed off the puck. Doesn't always have to mean the guy plays a physical game.

Its not much of a flaw rather than wasted potential.

If Gauthier can develop into a good two-way forward that protects the puck well, skates well, and uses his size to protect the puck, all without being physical, that would be great.

But imagine if he could do all of that PLUS being physical!

#57 10-24-2012 06:56 PM

Jordan Staal seems like a good comparison. I see in Gauthier a 2nd-line center that will pot on average 60 pts a season and will contribute on the PK as well as having a great net and boards presence.

But then again, we're only a couple of games in in his junior career. Let's see how he does after Christmas and into the playoffs. This could make or break his draft rank.

jfb392 10-25-2012 04:56 PM

Craig Button's thoughts:

Penguins23 10-26-2012 07:37 AM

Here's my article mentioning Gauthier.

http://www.thescoutingreport.org/ars...ts-on-round-1/

tuckrr 10-30-2012 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jfb392 (Post 55280321)
Craig Button's thoughts:

Keith Primeau comparison

Wilsonian 10-31-2012 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seafoam (Post 55248113)
I think he is going to be the best value pick regarding centerman to come out of this draft

Wow really? you think he's going to have more value as a centerman than lets say....... Nathan MacKinnon?


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