Brendan Gaunce
North American Skater
LAST CLUB TEAM: Belleville, OHL
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 215
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: March 25, 1994
HOMETOWN: Markham, ON
BORN IN: Sudbury, ON, CAN
MID RANK: 11
FINAL RANK: 13
• 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