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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Brendan Gaunce

North American Skater - Belleville, OHL
Final Rank:13Midterm Rank:11
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:215
Born:March 25, 1994Hometown:Markham, ON
Born in:Sudbury, ON, CAN
Drafted: 2012: VAN (1st Round / 26th Overall)  Vancouver Canucks
• He won gold with Canada at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and with Team Ontario at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he finished the tournament with four points (3-1--4) in six games including a goal and an assist in the title game. Most recently, he won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Under-18 Championships.

• After being selected second overall in the 2010 OHL Priority draft Gaunce led Belleville in rookie scoring in 2010-11 finishing with 36 points (11-25--36) in 65 games.

• His older brother, Cameron, was selected 50th overall by Colorado in 2008 and is a defenseman for the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey League -- he played 11 games with the Avalanche in 2011.

• Gaunce also laced up the cleats in high school, serving as the punter on Markham District High’s Metrobowl winning football team.

• A Markham minor hockey product, he was the highest scoring Minor Midget player in Ontario recording 55 goals and 93 assists in 86 games for the Waxers in 2009-10.

• His hockey hero growing up was Brendan Shanahan and the one thing most people don’t know about Gaunce is that he has done a bit of acting at school – most recently the play Hairspray in eighth grade.

FAVORITES


NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL player: Steven Stamkos
Goal celebration: “Simple hands up”
Video game: Call of Duty
TV show: Dexter
Actor: Shia Labeouf
Cartoon character: TJ from Recess
Website: YouTube and Facebook
Restaurant: The Keg
Sport (other than hockey): Football
Breakfast food: Eggs
Place to visit: England

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2009-2010MARKHAM WAXERSOMHA865593148
2009-2010MARKHAM WAXERS MINOR MIDGETOMHA865593148
2010-2011BELLEVILLEOHL6511253640
2011-2012BELLEVILLEOHL6828406868
2013-2014BELLEVILLEOHL2210162627
2013-2014ERIEOHL4321254632




I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round