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Paul Gaustad

32-Year-Old Center – Nashville Predators

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Gaustad finished the season on a strong note last year, with a goal and four assists in his last five games. Otherwise, it was a pretty dismal campaign for the 32-year-old center, as he registered just 16 points in his previous 70 games. Typically one of the better face-off ...

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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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Gaustad scored the game-winning goal, picked up an assist, got in a fight, and was a plus-3 in Saturday's win over Dallas.

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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
2014-15 32 NHL NSH 5 1 3 4 5 7 5 20.0 1 0 13:25 0 0 0 0:00 11 4

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Paul Gaustad was on the ice for 13:25.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Paul Gaustad was on the ice for 0:00 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 15:13 0:32
2013-14 13:48 0:05
2014-15 13:25 0:00

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Paul Gaustad 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 18 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 13:26 0:00
Oct 17 at WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:58 0:02
Oct 14 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 14:41 0:00
Oct 11 DAL 1 1 2 3 5 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 10:57 0:00
Oct 9 OTT 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 14:05 0:00

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

Gaustad (upper body) returned to practice Thursday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

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Gaustad left Tuesday's practice with an upper-body injury, The Tennessean's Eric Stromgren reports.

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Gaustad (concussion) returned to the ice Saturday against the Sharks.

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

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 which has always been a challenge for him. His career-best was a 36-point season with Buffalo back in 2007-08 and it's been mostly downhill ever since.

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.