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Flames' Gaudreau named March's Rookie of Month

by NHL Public Relations / NHL.com

NEW YORK – Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau, who led all rookies with 16 points (7-9—16) in 15 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for March.

Gaudreau edged Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone (4-11—15 in 16 GP), Boston Bruins teammates Ryan Spooner (7-7—14 in 15 GP) and David Pastrnak (3-10—13 in 15 GP), Carolina Hurricanes center Victor Rask (3-8—11 in 15 GP), and Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (6-2-0, 2.50 GAA, .918 SV%) for the honor.

Gaudreau, a fourth-round selection (104th overall) by the Flames in the 2011 NHL Draft, recorded at least one point in 10 of his 15 March appearances, highlighted by four multi-point efforts. Those included his fourth career multi-goal game in a 6-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks March 11 (2-0—2) and his fourth career game-winning goal in a 5-3 triumph over the Dallas Stars March 30 (1-1—2).

With his performance, the 21-year-old Salem, N.J., native moved into first place in rookie scoring with 22-38—60 (76 GP). He also paces all rookies in assists (38), power-play goals (7), power-play assists (t-13) and power-play points (20) this season.

Gaudreau, who also earned the award in December, joins Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (October), Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (November), Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (January) and New York Islanders center Anders Lee (February) as Rookie of the Month winners this season.

Johnny Gaudreau in March
Date Opponent G A PTS Result
March 3 at Philadelphia 0 1 1 3-2 win (OT)
March 5 at Boston 1 0 1 4-3 win (SO)
March 6 at Detroit 0 1 1 5-2 win
March 8 at Ottawa 0 1 1 5-4 loss (SO)
March 11 ANAHEIM 2 0 2 6-3 win
March 13 TORONTO 1 2 3 6-3 win
March 14 at Colorado 0 0 0 3-2 loss
March 17 ST. LOUIS 0 0 0 4-0 loss
March 19 PHILADELPHIA 1 2 3 4-1 win
March 21 COLUMBUS 0 1 1 3-2 loss (OT)
March 23 COLORADO 0 0 0 3-2 win
March 25 DALLAS 1 0 1 4-3 loss (SO)
March 27 at Minnesota 0 0 0 4-2 loss
March 29 at Nashville 0 0 0 5-2 win
March 30 at Dallas 1 1 2 5-3 win
Total   7 9 16 9-3-3

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