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Gaudreau, former AYHL left winger, to take ice at Men’s World Championship

PRAGUE, Czechia - Johnny Gaudreau is headed back to the international arena for Team USA at the IIHF Men’s World Championship in Ostrava and Prague, Czechia starting May 10. A member of Philadelphia Little Flyers and Team Comcast rosters during his youth playing career, Gaudreau has gone on to the USHL, NCAA and NHL following a solid foundation of skill development in the AYHL.

Hailing from Salem, New Jersey, Gaudreau had a standout time during youth play. A two-sport athlete, he spent the fall on the soccer pitch. His 2006-2007 season stats recorded 90 points split evenly between goals and assists. The following season he went on to earn another 62 points. Following youth, he immediately went to the USHL where he played for one season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints, helping them make a run at the Clark Cup.

The following season, he went on to play at Boston College, and made his debut on the international stage at World Juniors with Team USA. He stayed at Boston College for two more years, before making his debut with the Calgary Flames in 2014. He would also make an appearance with Team USA at the same tournament, the Men’s World Championship, that year.

In the NHL, he has been a prolific player for the Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets. He recorded an astounding 115 points with the Flames two seasons ago and earned the Assistant Captain mark with his first season at the Blue Jackets.

In pre-tournament play, he had an assist, helping Team USA defeat Slovakia 6-2 on Tuesday. He will take the ice for the preliminary round on Friday at 2:20 p.m. ET for the game against Sweden.
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