LW John Gaudreau - Boston College, HE (2011, 104th overall, Calgary)
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11-18-2012, 12:00 AM
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We all saw what Jordan Schroeder did in his draft year and as a Canucks fan I was thrilled that he dropped to us but his skillset hasn't translated into pro success and he is thicker than John is.
He excelled in the WJC as an 18 year old then looked not quite as good as a 19 year old (which is what Johnny is this year) but still had a good series.
People really under esitmate the transition to the pros for small guys can be extremely tough.
Schroeder had 1 amazing season at 17 but wasn't able to reproduce it until he had a solid season last year unlike JG who had a ppg season his first year in the NCAA and is now producing at 1.4ppg this season, not only that they are extremely different players Schroeder is a solid offensive player with a very good defensive game where as JG has a much higher offensive talent.
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