Julien Gauthier

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Julien Gauthier
Born (1997-10-15) October 15, 1997 (age 22)
Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Carolina Hurricanes
Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2016
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2017–present

Julien Gauthier (born October 15, 1997) is a Canadian ice hockey player, currently playing with the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Gauthier was drafted 21st overall by the Hurricanes in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Gauthier was drafted by Val-d'Or Foreurs in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft, and played with Val-d'Or from the 2013–14 season to the 2016–17 season.

On July 9, 2016, Gauthier was signed to his first NHL deal in agreeing to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[1] In the following 2016–17 season, his fourth season with the Foreurs, Gauthier had registered 27 points in 23 games before he was traded to contending team, the Saint John Sea Dogs in exchange for future picks and Nathan Cyr-Trottier on January 6, 2017.[2] After playing one season for the Sea Dogs, Gauthier attended the Hurricanes training camp prior to the 2017–18 season and was assigned to the Charlotte Checkers, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Hurricanes.[3]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2017 Canada

On December 1, 2015, Gauthier was invited to the Team Canada selection camp for the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships.[4] He was the only draft-eligible player to end up participating in the tournament for Canada.

Personal[edit]

He is the nephew of former NHL player Denis Gauthier. His father and grandfather were bodybuilders.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 62 8 21 29 19 24 0 7 7 2
2014–15 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 68 38 35 73 46 17 5 5 10 6
2015–16 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 54 41 16 57 24 6 2 3 5 8
2016–17 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 23 7 20 27 22
2016–17 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 20 10 14 24 18 16 11 6 17 13
2017–18 Charlotte Checkers AHL 65 16 9 25 24 8 1 1 2 2
2018–19 Charlotte Checkers AHL 75 27 14 41 57 17 5 3 8 10
AHL totals 140 43 23 66 81 25 6 4 10 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada Québec U17 4th 6 0 0 0 4
2016 Canada WJC 6th 5 0 2 2 0
2017 Canada WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 5 2 7 2
Junior totals 18 5 4 9 6

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Charlotte Checkers) 2019 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julien Gauthier signed to entry-level contract". Carolina Hurricanes. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sea Dogs acquire Julien Gauthier from Foreurs". Saint John Sea Dogs. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Gauthier among 7 players Canes send to Charlotte". The News & Observer. September 24, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Neysmith, Graham. "Five QMJHL Players Invited to World Junior Selection Camp". The Q News. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "Top prospect Julien Gauthier is a man among boys thanks to family of bodybuilders". The Hockey News. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Check and Mate! Charlotte wins Calder Cup". American Hockey League. June 8, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jake Bean
Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
2016
Succeeded by
Martin Nečas