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Benjamin
Gaudreau

Gaudreau’s composure, patience and focus stand out in his play. He’s in full possession of his crease, and when he senses trouble around, he never hesitates to freeze the play and go for the defensive faceoff. His fluidity in the crease is very impressive, where his movements seem free of resistance even though they are…

Date of Birth
January 11, 2003
Position
Goal
Height
6'2"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
North Bay, ON  
Shoots
Left
Weight
160 lbs
Draft Result
3/81 (SJS)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 1/21 Gaudreau Benjamin 22037 – Canada vs. Latvia WJC-18 by Olivia McArter View Report
Feb 13/21 Gaudreau Benjamin 21715 – Sault Ste. Marie vs. Sarnia OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Jan 16/21 Gaudreau Benjamin 21576 – Guelph vs. Sarnia OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Nov 15/20 Gaudreau Benjamin 21313 – Sarnia vs. London OHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Nov 13/20 Gaudreau Benjamin 21296 – Sarnia vs. Erie OHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Nov 11/20 Gaudreau Benjamin 21280 – Sarnia vs. Barrie OHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP GAA SVP
2020-2021 Sarnia Sting ohl 0
2019-2020 Sarnia Sting ohl 28
November 23, 2021
POW Watch: Week ending Nov. 22, 2021
July 30, 2021
The Tumble: Meet the fallers of the 2021 Draft
July 26, 2021
Scout Survey: Post 2021 NHL Draft
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
10 storylines to watch at the 2021 NHL Draft
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 22, 2021
Scout Survey: 2021 NHL Draft class
July 21, 2021
Holmes 10 Takes: Pre-Draft Thoughts
July 17, 2021
Scout Series: Dylan Galloway and Dylan Krill on the USHL, OHL & NCAA
July 8, 2021
Power tops FCHockey’s Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
June 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Post Lottery Edition
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 11, 2021
10 risers from the 2021 Under-18s
April 25, 2021
SCOUT SURVEY: 2021 World Under-18s roundtable
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Spring ranking for 2021 draft
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 1, 2021
Guenther, Clarke among eligibles named to Canada’s U18 entry
February 10, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Winter ranking for 2021 Draft
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Gaudreau’s composure, patience and focus stand out in his play. He’s in full possession of his crease, and when he senses trouble around, he never hesitates to freeze the play and go for the defensive faceoff. His fluidity in the crease is very impressive, where his movements seem free of resistance even though they are not flashy, plus the way he can move from backward to forward in butterfly position is sublime. Another aspect of his game that looks underestimated is his capability to reset and to gain back his composure. He can go from down and up in a hurry and be ready for the next shot at any time. His poise and maturity level is almost unheard at his age. Gaudreau rebounds tend to stay in close to him, which can be a blessing if played right or can be a curse if the opposition jumps on the puck. Gaudreau’s long arms and legs gripped together help him to protect the corners of his net and he can even stretch to reach wide pucks with his blocker or his glove without much apparent difficulty. His great athleticism also helps him to get out trouble on broken plays, where pucks tend to go in any direction; but still you can’t count Gaudreau defeated. He can make his move to go down on his knees, extend his leg and still have a chance to stop the puck, which is very impressive. In full control of play, his rebound management is on point as is his catching technique. He will present his glove wide open to the shooter and when the puck is in it, Gaudreau makes sure to squeeze the puck so he avoids allowing any dead pucks close to him and the net. The same thing happens on high shots as he is careful to block the shot with his chest protector and then close in on the puck with both his blocker and glove together. His rebound management is still not perfect, but it’s not a weakness in his game. Either way, he plays his angles very well, especially on lateral plays, but he could also do a better job when it comes down to sealing his post. At times, there’s a clear distance between the post, his arm. and his body.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide