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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Julien Gauthier

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Date of birth: October 15, 1997
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 225 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Val-D'or, QMJHL

Scouting Report

"Skilled power forward that can score. Very good skater with size and strength. Has a strong, fluid stride with deceptive speed. Plays physical game, willing to battle for pucks down low and positioning to the net. Adept hockey sense, offensive instincts and playmaking skills to get open on the play and finish his chances. Responsible and hard working in all zones." - Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting

Profile

  • Drafted by Val-d'Or Foreurs in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft.
  • He was the only draft-eligible player to end up participating in the tournament for Canada at the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships.
  • Finished 3rd in playoff scoring for Val-d'Or last season with 5 points in 6 GP.
  • Nephew of former NHL player Denis Gauthier.

Gauthier OK with being the center of attention

"I'm just making sure I'm taking care of what I can do on the ice. When you think too much on the ice, that's when you play bad and you start thinking too much and you're not in your game. You have to focus on the little details. It'll make you better on the ice." - Julien Gauthier

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