The 2013 Draft Thread: Not Winnin' For #(??)...
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03-20-2013, 10:44 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York, NY
Frederik Gauthier (C/W, 2013), Rimouski via
A potential power pivot given his size and physical approach .. uses size assertively to create initial space, slight shoulder nudges to knock an opponent off course .. boasts smooth skating mechanics – and excellent lateral mobility for his size .. light and agile – able to reverse directions with speed and fluidity .. boasts a terrific top gear, but can still add power to a stride that already has good length, flexibility, and thrust .. needs to work on his skating quickness and acceleration .. developing strength and building muscle mass will fill in the pieces here .. his frame is still rangy and relatively thinnish – with plenty of muscle potential .. notably talented with his feet – and accentuated by excellent foot-eye co-ordination – proactively moves his feet in order to block passes or make plays .. remarkably co-ordinated on his feet for such a big man .. exhibits decent skill and control with the end of his blade – able to deliver sharp passes using the tip of blade at full stretch .. could be a more assertive shooter .. excels defensively and distinguishes himself killing penalties .. demonstrates tremendous stamina – able to sustain a high work rate through a full two-minute shift in his own end – and still have some jump left at the end .. could be killing penalties in the NHL within a couple of years .. works diligently to get back in proper lanes and close gas on his checks .. can engulf opponents with an imposing gull-like wingspan .. decent playmaker – moves the puck with confidence and skill – in open ice – but will require work on his puckhandling in tighter quarters – and heavier traffic .. can struggle with control at times and also shows limits in his ability to sense stick pressure .. gaps close on him .. must work on refining his play selection and puckmoving decisions .. makes blind passes to areas rather than to specific targets .. seems to miss some field of vision at times .. tends to fixate and gravitate to the puck in pursuit situations – and will waste energy on fruitless routes.
His latest measurements are: 6'5" 210.
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