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Nathan
Gaucher

Nathan Gaucher is a highly competitive two-way center who has a formidable frame and some good physical tools. He uses his big body effectively, throws his weight around, leans on opponents, has a rocket of a shot and some really nice touch around the net. He does it all in every situation. He’s a beast…

Date of Birth
November 6, 2003
Position
Center
Height
6'3"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Longueuil, QC  
Shoots
Right
Weight
207 lbs
Draft Result
1/22 (ANA)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jan 16/22 Gaucher Nathan 23205 – Quebec vs. Drummondville QMJHL by Zacharie Labrie View Report
Dec 6/21 Gaucher Nathan 22893 – Drummondville vs. Quebec QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Nov 24/21 Gaucher Nathan 22839 – Quebec vs. Rimouski QMJHL by Joey Fortin Boulay View Report
Oct 11/21 Gaucher Nathan 22607 – Chicoutimi vs. Quebec QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Oct 2/21 Gaucher Nathan 22539 – Quebec vs. Chicoutimi QMJHL by Théo Lambert View Report
Jun 11/21 Gaucher Nathan 22232 – Quebec vs. Drummondville QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Nov 30/20 Gaucher Nathan 21393 – Shawinigan vs. Quebec QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Québec Remparts qmjhl 66 31 26 57 0.86 30 74
2020-2021 Québec Remparts qmjhl 30 14 17 31 1.03 6 22
2019-2020 Québec Remparts qmjhl 59 13 11 24 0.41 -15 24
August 2, 2022
Connor Bedard fronts Canada’s entry at World Juniors
July 9, 2022
Each team’s haul at the 2022 NHL Draft
July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker
June 30, 2022
FCHockey’s full first round mock up of the 2022 NHL Draft
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
FCHockey releases Spring Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
Slafkovsky, Korchinski rise in FCHockey’s Spring ranking
March 23, 2022
CHL releases results from Top Prospects Game sports combine testing
March 11, 2022
Rosters set for CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
February 15, 2022
Wright headlines participants in 2022 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
February 8, 2022
The Pipeline: A conversation with Nathan Gaucher
February 1, 2022
Wright retains, Cooley rises in FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for 2022 draft
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
January 20, 2022
The Analysis: A deep look at Nathan Gaucher’s game
December 2, 2021
Wright retains No. 1 spot in FCHockey’s Winter ranking
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
November 22, 2021
Doing it Wright: The Way-Too-Early 2022 NHL Draft Mock
October 1, 2021
Wright tops FCHockey’s preliminary ranking for 2022 draft
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft
September 19, 2021
2022 NHL Draft: QMJHL players to watch

Nathan Gaucher is a highly competitive two-way center who has a formidable frame and some good physical tools. He uses his big body effectively, throws his weight around, leans on opponents, has a rocket of a shot and some really nice touch around the net. He does it all in every situation. He’s a beast on the cycle, can make the occasional sneaky pass and, while he doesn’t string together a collection of maneuvers in sequence, his hands are decent enough to go forehand to backhand and show some patience to out-wait a goalie. He’s a nightmare for defenders to face, as he’s very comfortable with the puck on his stick while at top speed. When he wants access to a patch of ice there isn’t much that stops him. He challenges opponents one-on-one, can drive to the net like he’s skating downhill, shoot in-stride, or dip his shoulder and pull pucks around the defenseman. As an offensive net-front presence he is at an NHL level already. He creates screens and can slip away from defenders and find loose pucks and rebounds. He has no wasted movements or hesitation and the puck is on and off his stick in an instant. He comes back deep in his zone to support his defensemen, and he’s really good at picking up speed behind the puck and gaining possession in full flight. Defensively, he puts in a lot of effort on the backcheck, takes away passing lanes and attempts to gain inside positioning. He can anticipate sudden changes in possession, defend the slot area and identify potential threats. Gaucher doesn’t have a lot of glaring deficiencies but he would benefit from increased stride frequency. Continued skill development will show he’s NHL potential as a second line center or first line winger.

– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide