Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Adam Gaudette to a three-year, entry-level contract.
"Adam has had a remarkable season and college career playing at Northeastern," said Benning. "He's a very talented player and has shown an ability to score, make plays and contribute in all situations at the collegiate level. We're excited to have him join our team and continue his development as a professional."
Gaudette, 21, led the NCAA in scoring with 60 points (30-30-60) in 38 games with the Northeastern Huskies this season. He finished first in the NCAA in goals (30), points per game (1.58) and power play points (27). Among his accolades this season, the 6-1, 184-pound forward was named the 2018 Hockey East Player of the Year, the Beanpot MVP, the Hockey East Player of the Month (January and February), the Hockey Commissioners' Association National Player of the Month (January and February) and Hockey East Player of the Week on three occasions. Gaudette is also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, awarded annually to the top NCAA men's ice hockey player. In 116 career games for Northeastern from 2015 to 2018, Gaudette has registered 142 points (68-74-142).
A native of Braintree, Massachusetts, Gaudette was originally drafted by Vancouver in the fifth round, 149th overall, at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.