2011-12: The Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL) all-star defenseman scored 9 goals and added 12 helpers while posting a +12 rating over 12 games. Gauthier-Leduc enjoyed a record-breaking stretch in which he registered at least one goal in eight consecutive games, eclipsing a 32-year-old record previously held by Gaston Therrien.
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers