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

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10-13-2012, 10:59 AM
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C Frederik Gauthier - Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL (2013, 21st overall, Toronto)

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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.

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10-13-2012, 12:23 PM
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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.

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10-13-2012, 01:34 PM
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Such a big kid.

How is his skating?

A very impressive stat line through 9 games.

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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?

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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.

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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.


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10-23-2012, 03:58 PM
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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.

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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.

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What would be a good player style comparison?

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Here's my article mentioning Gauthier.

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

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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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