Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Gaudreau Named USA Hockey College Player of the Year

Release Date : 5/27/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League is pleased to announce that Philadelphia Little Flyers and Team Comcast alumnus Johnny Gaudreau (’93 birth year/Carneys Point, NJ/Boston College) was again recognized for his outstanding 2013-2014 campaign when he was named USA Hockey’s College Player of the Year. “Johnny Hockey” was already received the Hobey Baker Award, as the nation’s top Division I collegiate hockey player and signed a professional contract with the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau scored a goal in his only game with the Flames. The USA Hockey College Player of the Year recognizes an individual’s outstanding performance during the U.S. college hockey season.

The USA Hockey release reads as follows:
     “One of the most prolific scorers in Boston College men’s ice hockey history, Johnny Gaudreau made sure to save his best college hockey season for his last. The Carneys Point, New Jersey, native took home the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the top player in NCAA Division I men’s college hockey, received American Hockey Coaches Association All-America East First-Team recognition and was the Hockey East Association Player of the Year in 2013-14. Additionally, he was named to the All-Hockey East First Team and climbed his way to 10th all-time in the Boston College annals with 175 career points. Just a junior in 2013-14, Gaudreau led the nation in goals (36), assists (44) and points (80), becoming the first NCAA player to reach the 80-point plateau since 2002-03. Gaudreau also tied a Hockey East record by notching at least one point in 31 straight games. In all, he found the scoresheet in 38 of Boston College’s 40 outings and tallied three or more points on 12 occasions. Gaudreau’s dynamic offensive ability helped the Eagles win the Hockey East regular-season title and advance to the NCAA Frozen Four. Following the completion of Boston College’s season, Gaudreau made his National Hockey League debut with the Calgary Flames and scored on his first career shot and then went on to represent the United States at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.”

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