Frederik Gauthier
Frederik Gauthier
23-Year-Old CenterC
Toronto Maple Leafs
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Goat has never lived up to his first-round draft status, but it's not for a lack of trying. Despite improved skating, he hasn't been able to deliver offense at the pro level. Gauthier works extremely hard, but even his advanced stats -- the ones that might allow him to be a defensive specialist -- have been cough worthy. There's still hope Gauthier will become a fourth-line pivot in the NHL, but he's in tough to earn a job in camp. Avoid him on draft day and steer clear of the waiver wire. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Maple Leafs in July of 2018.
Coach likes his game
CToronto Maple Leafs
October 23, 2018
Gauthier isn't getting a lot of ice time, but coach Mike Babcock still likes what he sees from the Leafs' fourth-line center, reports Lance Hornsby of the Sun Media Group.
ANALYSIS
"In our situation, we have three centers who want a lot of ice," said Babcock. "We just want [Gauthier] to do what he's doing. He's big, he's on the defensive side of the puck." Gauthier is behind Auston Matthews, John Tavares and Nazem Kadri. He won't produce offense, but he will provide defensive support on a deep squad.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    8:26
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:02
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
9:42
0:06
1:03
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
8:45
0:03
1:19
2018–19
8:26
0:02
0:01
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2014
2013
Gauthier is an intelligent, shutdown center with suspect wheels - his skating is his biggest weakness. He's big, as indicated by his 6-foot-5 frame, and he wouldn't look out of place in Blue and White, but he could use another year in junior to grow his game. After that, he'll likely need a couple years in the AHL. When he hits the NHL, Gauthier will be a faceoff specialist that brings a smothering presence which seldom translates into fantasy value. Sorry, Leaf fans.
Gauthier is a big (6-5), cerebral centerman who projects as a shutdown pivot who can occasionally pitch in some offense. In fact, he's the best defensive forward in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He’ll be valuable to his on-ice team in a Martin Hanzal – Michal Handzus kind of way, but neither of those guys can be considered anything more than fantasy fringers. Leafs' general manager Dave Nonis believes Gauthier has some untapped offensive ability, but we'll wait to see if it becomes more than a promise before we draft him. Watch from a distance for now.
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Still with Leafs for now
CToronto Maple Leafs
September 30, 2018
Gauthier remains with the Leafs after roster cuts, but there is no guarantee he will stay with the team after the start of the season, reports the Toronto Sun.
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Cleared to play, won't Wednesday
CToronto Maple Leafs
September 26, 2018
Gauthier (shoulder) has been cleared to play ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Canadiens, but he will still sit that one out, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
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Sustains shoulder injury
CToronto Maple Leafs
Undisclosed
September 20, 2018
Gauthier is dealing with a shoulder issue that occured in Wednesday's clash with Ottawa, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
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Suffers injury Wednesday
CToronto Maple Leafs
Undisclosed
September 19, 2018
Gauthier was injured during Wednesday's game against the Senators, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs' official site reports.
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Pens two-year contract
CToronto Maple Leafs
July 11, 2018
Gauthier inked a two-year, two-way deal with Toronto on Wednesday.
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