Johnny Gaudreau never will be mistaken for Zdeno Chara. But with his skill and work ethic, he believes he can be a contributor for the Calgary Flames this season.
"It's just keeping working hard; as hard as you can," Gaudreau told NHL.com correspondent Aaron Vickers. "I talked to both [coach Bob Hartley and general manager Brad Treliving] in the summer time, making sure that everything I'm doing, three or four extra reps either in the weight room or on the ice, you have to make sure you're one of the better players out there for main camp."
Gaudreau is No. 26 on the NHL.com Top 60 prospect rankings.
He's been putting on a show at the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, British Columbia, including this beautiful goal.
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