Cam Russell, General Manager of the Halifax Mooseheads, announced this morning that the Club has signed free agent forward Philippe Gadoury from the Nepean Raiders of the Central Canada Hockey League.
The nineteen-year-old Gadoury, who plays center and left wing, is 5’10” and 180 lbs. As of yesterday Gadoury was the leading scorer for Nepean with 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points in 42 games. He was tied for third in league scoring.
Gadoury was planning to play college hockey at Northeastern University but opted to join the Mooseheads for the final year and a half of his junior eligibility.
Russell stated, “We are thrilled to add a player of Philippe Gadoury’s ability to our Club. We look forward to seeing how Philippe fits in with the other top forwards on our team.”
And your basing him bumping one or two of those three players on??? numbers from junior a? saw him play numerous games? did he play everyy power play and first line in Junior A or is he on a powerhouse team that averages a high number of goals each game?
sometimes numbers can be deceiving
look at Campinis numbers playing with ashley and Boudreau with lots of power play time last year
Season Team GP G A PTS PIM +/- SH SH% PPG SHG GWG TG SOG SOGW SSH SSH%
2010-11 Halifax 37 8 11 19 12 -3 50 16.0 2 - - - 1 - 1 100.0
2011-12 Halifax 68 11 24 35 33 -7 107 10.3 4 - 1 - 1 - 2 50.0
2012-13 Halifax 65 25 46 71 37 42 160 15.6 9 - 4 - - - 1 -
2013-14 Halifax 40 9 18 27 12 2 96 9.4 5 - 1 - - - 1 -
Total 210 53 99 152 94 34 413 12.8 20 - 6 - 2 - 5 40.0
just wanted to point that out
+/- is 0 but has 55 points? where did he play as an 18 yr old if he only played 2 games last year with that team
For the last two spots you have
Ryan (LW) 31pts
Ciampini (LW) 27pts
Meier (RW) 20pts
I could easily see Gadoury eventually bumping two of these 3 to land a top 6 spot.
There's no doubt those are our top 4 forwards, but no one is bumping a healthy Ryan... He's played great with Andrews over the past year and a half, his spot on the top two lines (whatever that may be when we get healthy) is secure...
Best case scenario is that he bumps Meier or Ciampini, as both are questionable in a top 6 role long-term for the post-season, although they are both improving.. We have nothing to go on until tomorrow night when he's expected to suit up for us... All we know is that he played in the CCHL, and the same team that Weegar played for and the same league we got Lussier from... Weegar was a point-per-game player in Nepean, and look how he turned out for us... If he could have that kind of impact, except on forward I would be over the moon.... but again, let's wait to watch him play.
The CCHL does not record +/-, so who knows what it is.
Anyways, +/- is for the most part a worthless statistic.
He played at a US prep school near Albany, NY when he was 18, then played CÉGEP hockey (RSEQ collégial D1) last year.
Anyways, I like Gadoury and was going to keep an eye on him in college.
Kid can score in bunches.
Agree. I've seen him play and that's a very nice pickup. He played on a Nepean team where he was the scorer and whoever was second was pretty far back. He's a strong skater and once he gets the feel of the Q he'll make it.
Is he not 19? I would hazard to guess if he is here for 3 months then there was a chance he didn't developed the way the NCAA team thought he would and pulled the offer which happens quite a bit especially to canadian kids now the in the last 10 yrs with the growth of hockey in the USA. There is no way he gave up a scholarship for 3 months because what are the chances he is back as a 20?