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Paul Gaustad

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

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Gaustad (upper body) is set to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Avalanche, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

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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 73 4 10 14 7 60 54 7.4 1 0 12:26 0 0 0 0:10 143 58

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Paul Gaustad – Playing Time Overview

Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Paul Gaustad was on the ice for 12:26.

0:10

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Paul Gaustad was on the ice for 0:10 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 15:13 0:32
2013-14 13:48 0:05
2014-15 12:26 0:10

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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
Apr 25 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 12:58 0:00
Apr 23 CHI 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 14:51 0:00
Apr 21 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 2 19:20 0:00
Apr 19 at CHI 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 10:57 1:41
Apr 17 CHI 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:20 1:41
Apr 15 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 25:11 2:09
Apr 11 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:52 1:34
Apr 9 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 14:44 1:02
Apr 7 at COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 11:53 0:00
Apr 4 DAL Did Not Play
Mar 31 VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 10:43 0:07
Mar 29 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 10:04 0:00
Mar 28 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 17:30 0:00
Mar 26 at TB 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 16:38 0:33
Mar 24 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 12:07 0:14
Mar 21 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 11:31 0:00
Mar 17 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:43 0:00
Mar 15 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 14:05 0:00
Mar 14 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 11:06 0:00
Mar 12 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 9:40 0:00
Mar 9 at ARI 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 2 50.0 4 1 9:03 0:00
Mar 7 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 8:34 0:00
Mar 5 NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:44 0:00
Mar 3 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 9:43 0:00
Mar 2 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:07 0:00
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Feb 28 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 11:20 0:00
Feb 26 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 10:00 0:06
Feb 24 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:02 0:00
Feb 22 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 10:19 0:00
Feb 21 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 13:19 0:00
Feb 19 at NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 13:09 0:00
Feb 17 SJ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 14:15 0:00
Feb 14 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:02 0:00
Feb 12 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 14:18 0:00
Feb 10 TB 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 4 17:03 0:00
Feb 8 at FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 11:18 0:10
Feb 7 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 14:29 1:31
Feb 5 ANH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 10:18 0:00
Feb 3 TOR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:10 0:00
Feb 1 at PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 0 16:36 0:00
Jan 30 at COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 11:40 0:00
Jan 29 at STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 13:31 0:00
Jan 27 COL 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 10:57 0:00
Jan 20 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 15:09 0:00
Jan 17 at DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 11:09 0:00
Jan 16 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 10:31 0:00
Jan 13 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:44 0:40
Jan 10 at MIN 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 14:23 0:00
Jan 8 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:19 0:00
Jan 6 CAR 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:06 0:00
Jan 4 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:41 0:00
Jan 3 at LA 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 12:18 0:00
Dec 30 STL 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:28 0:00
Dec 29 at CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 13:25 0:00
Dec 27 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 15:17 0:05
Dec 23 at BOS Did Not Play
Dec 22 at CLS Did Not Play
Dec 20 at MIN Did Not Play
Dec 16 BOS Did Not Play
Dec 13 at SJ Did Not Play
Dec 11 at ARI Did Not Play
Dec 9 at COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0:48 0:00
Dec 6 CHI Did Not Play
Dec 4 STL Did Not Play
Dec 2 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 9:29 0:00
Nov 29 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 12:09 0:10
Nov 27 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:43 0:00
Nov 25 LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 11:56 0:00
Nov 22 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 11:16 0:00
Nov 20 at OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 10:22 0:00
Nov 18 at TOR 0 2 2 1 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 12:55 0:15
Nov 15 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:12 0:00
Nov 13 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 8:47 0:00
Nov 11 EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:49 0:00
Nov 8 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 13:36 0:00
Nov 6 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 15:22 0:06
Nov 4 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 8:02 0:00
Nov 2 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 12:37 0:00
Oct 31 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 8:48 0:00
Oct 29 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 3 12:15 0:00
Oct 25 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 11:01 0:00
Oct 23 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 17:00 0:00
Oct 21 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 14:22 0:00
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) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Stars, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.

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Gaustad left Tuesday's game against the Canucks after he took a high hit from Alexandre Burrows. The Predators didn't have an update on Gaustad's condition Wednesday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

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Gaustad was held off the scoresheet for the 13th time in the past 14 games Sunday against the Ducks. However, he delivered four hits for the fourth straight game, added two blocked shots and won 57 percent of his faceoffs (12-for-21).

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Gaustad extended his pointless streak to 12 games in Sunday's 4-0 win over Pittsburgh; however, he finished the game with a season-high six hits and won nine of 16 faceoffs.

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Gaustad picked up an assist in Saturday's 7-6 win over the Kings.

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Gaustad (lower body) was activated from injured reserve ahead of Saturday's game against the Flyers. He ended up skating 15:17 in a 4-1 victory.

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Gaustad (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

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Gaustad (lower body) will likely remain out for Saturday's game against the Sharks, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

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Gaustad (lower body) isn't expected to play Thursday against the Coyotes.

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Gaustad left Tuesday's win over the Avalanche with a lower-body injury and didn't return, the Associated Press reports.

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Gaustad (lower body) is slated to return Tuesday versus the Avalanche, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

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Gaustad will miss Thursday's game with a lower-body injury.

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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.