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32-Year-Old Center – Nashville Predators

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

It was a disappointing campaign for Gaustad last year, who underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in April after scoring just five points in 23 games. This year, he will likely battle Matt Cullen for the role of third-line center for the Preds, assuming he can stay healthy...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 223   DOB: 2/3/1982   BORN: Fargo, North Dakota   DRAFTED: 7th Rd, #220 Overall in 2000   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed to a four-year, $13 million deal with the Predators in June of 2012.

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Paul Gaustad NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 25 82 10 26 36 -4 85 136 7.4 2 0 5 0 5
2008-09 26 62 12 17 29 4 108 122 9.8 1 1 16:06 3 5 8 1:59 141 39
2009-10 27 65 12 10 22 -7 82 111 10.8 1 0 15:45 3 2 5 2:22 112 34
2010-11 28 NHL BUF 81 12 19 31 7 101 117 10.3 3 0 15:08 1 1 2 1:00 128 44
2011-12 29 NHL BUF 56 7 10 17 -1 70 62 11.3 3 0 15:05 0 0 0 0:06 98 40
2011-12 29 NHL NSH 14 0 4 4 0 6 13 0.0 0 0 13:31 0 0 0 0:04 16 7
2012-13 30 NHL NSH 23 2 3 5 -1 20 35 5.7 0 0 15:13 0 0 0 0:32 40 19
2013-14 31 NHL NSH 75 10 11 21 -6 61 74 13.5 0 0 13:48 0 0 0 0:05 122 55
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#3 Center
  1. Mike Fisher
  2. Colin Wilson
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Time On Ice Stats

13:48

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Paul Gaustad was on the ice for 13:48.

0:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Paul Gaustad was on the ice for 0:05 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 13:31 0:04
2012-13 15:13 0:32
2013-14 13:48 0:05

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Paul Gaustad 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 13 at MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:40 0:00
Apr 12 CHI 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 15:37 0:05
Apr 10 PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 17:01 0:00
Apr 8 at DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 17:39 0:00
Apr 5 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 0 15:43 0:12
Apr 4 at ANH Did Not Play
Mar 30 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 28 at DAL Did Not Play
Mar 27 BUF Did Not Play
Mar 25 COL Did Not Play
Mar 23 at CHI Did Not Play
Mar 21 at CGY Did Not Play
Mar 19 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 4:57 0:00
Mar 18 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 13:26 0:02
Mar 15 STL 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 14:15 0:00
Mar 14 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 14:40 0:00
Mar 11 at BUF 1 0 1 1 17 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 10:39 0:00
Mar 10 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:51 0:03
Mar 8 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:00 0:16
Mar 6 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:15 0:00
Mar 4 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 13:35 0:00
Mar 1 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 8:17 0:00
Feb 27 TB 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 11:17 0:06
Feb 8 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:01 0:00
Feb 6 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 14:15 0:00
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Feb 1 at STL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 14:17 0:00
Jan 31 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 11:30 0:00
Jan 28 at WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 15:41 0:00
Jan 26 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:38 0:00
Jan 24 at CGY 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:33 0:00
Jan 23 at VAN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 16:54 0:00
Jan 20 DAL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:23 0:04
Jan 18 COL 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 11:58 0:25
Jan 16 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 13:22 0:00
Jan 14 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:09 0:10
Jan 12 MIN 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 13:13 0:08
Jan 11 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 13:52 0:00
Jan 9 ANH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 16:29 0:00
Jan 7 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 20:03 0:00
Jan 5 at CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 12:46 0:00
Jan 4 at FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 12:49 0:00
Jan 2 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:11 0:02
Dec 30 DET 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 13:18 0:41
Dec 28 LA 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 11:38 0:05
Dec 27 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:19 0:00
Dec 23 BOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 9:27 0:00
Dec 21 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:25 0:00
Dec 19 at TB 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 12:17 0:14
Dec 17 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 13:26 0:16
Dec 14 SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 10:45 0:00
Dec 12 DAL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 18:23 0:00
Dec 10 at NYR 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 12:18 0:14
Dec 7 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 11:09 0:00
Dec 5 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 11:35 0:51
Dec 3 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 13:30 0:00
Nov 30 PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 10:06 0:00
Nov 28 EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 12:45 0:00
Nov 27 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:30 0:00
Nov 25 PHO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:57 0:00
Nov 23 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 12:42 0:00
Nov 21 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:19 0:00
Nov 19 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:16 0:10
Nov 16 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 14:15 0:00
Nov 15 at PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:11 0:00
Nov 12 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 15:00 0:00
Nov 10 at NJ 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 13:46 0:11
Nov 8 at WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:53 0:00
Nov 6 at COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 1 13:50 0:00
Nov 2 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 15:48 0:00
Oct 31 at PHO 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 2 15:50 0:00
Oct 26 STL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 12:23 0:08
Oct 24 WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 14:38 0:05
Oct 22 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 12:05 0:00
Oct 20 at WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:04 0:00
Oct 19 at MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 17:36 0:02
Oct 17 LA 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:40 0:14
Oct 15 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:16 0:00
Oct 12 NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:34 0:00
Oct 10 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 12:07 0:14
Oct 8 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 17:09 0:03
Oct 4 at COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 14:41 0:08
Oct 3 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:43 0:29

Paul Gaustad: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gaustad (concussion) will not play in Friday's game against the Ducks, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports.

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Gaustad (concussion) took part in Wednesday's practice, Chip Cirillo of The Tennessean reports.

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Gaustad (upper body) is not playing in Sunday's game against the Capitals.

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Gaustad will not play in Friday's game against the Stars, The Tennessean's Joshua Cooper reports.

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Gaustad (upper body) is not in Thursday's lineup, The Tennessean's Nick Cole reports.

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Gaustad (upper body) will not play Tuesday against Colorado, the Tennessean reports.

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Gaustad left Wednesday's game against the Canucks with an upper-body injury and will not return, Josh Cooper of The Tennessean reports.

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Gaustad scored an empty-net goal, went plus-1 and posted 17 PIM in Tuesday's win over the Sabres.

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Gaustad scored his eighth goal of the season during Saturday's shootout loss to the Blues, giving him four points in his last seven games.

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Gaustad recorded an assist during Mondayís 6-4 win over Detroit.† It was his first point in eight games.

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Gaustad picked up a pair of assists and an empty-net goal in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

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Gaustad skated a season-low 11:19 during Thursday's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs, compared to the 14-15 minutes per game he was averaging at the start of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Gaustad, who came to Nashville from Buffalo at last yearís trade deadline, had just four assists in 14 games for the Preds, but this was obviously enough for them to re-sign him to a new $13 million, four-year deal in June. Gaustadís career high in points (36) came four years ago with the Sabres and itís difficult to envision him challenging that total now that heís with the offensively-starved Predators.

2011-12

Gaustad was made to play in Buffalo. The hard-nosed and feisty center embodies what the city is all about, but that doesn't do anybody any good from a fantasy perspective. Gaustad had 31 points (12 G, 19 A) in 2010-11, despite playing in 81 games. Expect more of the same from him in 2011-12, which won't merit a place on many fantasy rosters.

2010-11

Gaustad's hard-nosed style of play has made him a fan favorite in Buffalo, but, it has also made him susceptible to injuries. He is great on face-offs, which means he will always have a spot in the lineup, so long as he stays healthy. Thirty-five to 40 points is a reasonable expectation for the man they call "Goose."

2009-10

Gaustad is a versatile player who mixes grit with decent scoring ability. After four seasons with Buffalo, it looks like Gaustad will take a permanent spot on Buffalo's third line, giving him the consistency he needs to put up the numbers he is capable of. Consider Gaustad a good option for those in deeper leagues.

2008-09

Gaustad recorded 36 points (10G, 26A) and 85 penalty minutes in 82 games last season. He's a gritty two-way player that should center Buffalo's third line once again this season. Gaustad is the kind of player whose contributions are more intangible; he may have reached his statistical ceiling.

2007-08

An ankle injury cost Gaustad nearly three months last year. When he was healthy, he impressed head coach Lindy Ruff with rugged play in front of the net and leadership skills that Ruff thinks will make him a future NHL captain. Gaustad centered the Sabresí fourth line and received significant power-play time in 2006-07. He is expected to center a scoring line this season and could win a power-play role as well.

2006-07

Gaustad had a decent season in 2005-06 on Buffalo's third/fourth line with 24 points in 78 games. Tim Connolly and Daniel Briere have the top two lines well sewn up, but Gaustad is still young and can develop well on the third and fourth lines. He might be a fantasy threat in a couple years, but not right now.

2005-06

Gaustad has size (6' 4", 225 pounds) but is lacking in natural talent. He'll likely start the season in the AHL and may see the occasional cup of NHL coffee. With the Sabres already being set through three lines and part of a fourth, we don't see much room for fantasy value with Gaustad.

2004-05

Gaustad has size (6' 4", 225 pounds) but is lacking in natural talent. He'll likely start the season in the AHL and may see the occasional cup of NHL coffee. With the Sabres already being set through three lines and part of a fourth, we don't see much room for fantasy value with Gaustad.