Frederik Gauthier will join the Toronto Marlies for the playoff run on an ATO, meaning he’ll use the facilities and work with the Marlies development staff, as the Leafs like to do at year’s end with their eligible prospects. With centers Peter Holland, Trevor Smith, Greg McKegg, Sam Carrick and Jerred Smithson on the roster, it seems unlikely he will be thrust into his first AHL action during playoff time.
After 52 points in 54 games in the regular season, Gauthier added 3 goals and 9 points in 11 games in the playoffs. Nothing to shake a stick at, and he’s widely regarded as a ‘complete’ player for his age to go along with the size, but it’s a little underwhelming for a +1 season from a first-round prospect.
Here’s how his season stacked up against other CHL prospects in the same draft range:
Meanwhile, Andreas Johnson, selected 181 picks later in the 7th round of the same draft, has been awarded rookie of the year honours in the Swedish Hockey League for his 15 goal, 24-point season with Frolunda. Winners of the award since 2000 include, as well some no names, Henrik Zetterberg (fellow 7th round pick.. *excited squeal*), Nicklas Backstrom, Louis Eriksson, Victor Hedman, Tobias Enstrom and Patrick Hornqvist.
Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson announced as SHL's Rookie of the Year. Beat Wennberg (CBJ), Fiala (2014), Nilsson (TOR) for it.
— Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) April 20, 2014
Wennberg was drafted 188 picks earlier than Johnson, 14th overall to Columbus, in the same draft. Johnsson had three more points in six less games this season.
Some context for those SHL numbers:
Calle Jarnkrok 27 pts in 49 gms (.55 ppg), Andreas Johnson 24 pts in 44 gms (.54), Mika Zibanajed 13 pts in 26 gms (.50)…
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) April 21, 2014
…Alex Wennberg 21 pts in 50 gms (.42), Jacob De La Rose 13 pts in 49 gms (.26) & Sebastian Collberg 9 pts in 40 gms (.22).
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) April 21, 2014
Johnson also added three goals and three assists in 7 World Junior appearances for Sweden, garnering ample praise from Jimmy Hughes for his performances in Malmo. It seems Johnson will remain in the SEL for at least another season, but he’s certainly put himself on the radar with this draft+1 season.
He’s even got a last name Don Cherry could handle.
A few Monday links:
- Blackhawks vs. Blues Game 3 Preview – Best first round series by a mile.
- Official – All of Rielly, Kadri and Reimer are going to the World Championships for Team Canada. Gardiner for USA.
- How the Marlies schedule vs. the Admirals was decided.
- Wakey Wakey Backes T Shirts have been made. Yikes.
- The 2013-‘14 Leaf season upon reflection: perhaps the Leafs needed not only leadership, but better followers, too…
@dlb meh PK better improve drastically then
@dlb meh is this an LSAT logic game?
Seriously JvR and Kessel on the wings is a defensive nightmare... Swapping Lupul and JvR is equally poor defensively too.
Mclean the super pussy backing down on his comments. Fuck I wish people could have their own opinions in 2014. WE all have to think the same way or you are racist, xenophobic etc etc.
@NotTheCanucksnaphook What opinion is he backing down on?
@CanuckUKinToronto Just said it was a bad assignment for a french ref to be in that montreal/tampa game. Basically implying there would potentially be perceived bias from the fans.
@NotTheCanucksnaphook Teflon-head Fraser was backing up the ref too , saw him on TSN this morning, then O'Neil spoke the truth.
Morning gents and ladies. Been watching other games and noticed a lot of the so called great goalies really suck. Here we were crucifying our goalies who faced 40+ shots a night and then you see guys like Quick face more than the accustomed 18 to 25 shots let many in once the shot pace picked up. I guess we in Toronto don't appreciate what we have in Reimer and Bernier. Even Price starts to suck when you get into the 30+ shot range on him. So, the conclusion I'm getting from all of this? Toronto's defensive play sucks. It was never their goalies. We have 2 number one starting goalies period. Anyone who's talked smack about them should dig a hole and stick their head in it. And if you even entertain a trade for one of them you better get something huge in return or don't trade them.They are top ten in the league. Especially on any other team.
Yes - and even more important (IMHO) is the risk to the physical health of our goalies when you permit 40+ shots a game. If this isn't changed soon, Bernier will be in a wheelchair by the time he's 30
@deedrag Fix the forwards, and you fix the team.
I'm hoping to see a Gallagher sandwich.....the first time he tries to run Rask.......hope Chara turns him into a pretzel
@wendelsway1 Thornton and Krug sandwich Gallagher? Or Smith and Krug since they're 2 of the smaller Bruins.
@NotTheCanucksnaphook Ban Hammer please
@MaxwellHowe Jeremy Jacobs trumps Via Rail every time.
Just saw that late penalty call , what a joke. The Scab player crosschecked the Tampa player, held him on the ice while he molested him and no call, then the Tampa player swipes for the puck and up goes the arm. It was the French-Canadian ref too...go figure. Shameful
@ingy56 Its a disgrace Ingy, a bloody farce...
@ingy56 Apparently you can't say that though, because you can't prove the French ref is a Habs fan.
Even with that particular incident aside though, Ron and Don hit the whole issue on the head. Immediately after the conclusion of the game Don said it was a bit disgusting that the refs let murder go the whole night and then call that garbage with 2 minutes left. Ron said he would have liked to see two refs from outside Quebec in the game - which is huge, because Ron is the biggest supporter of referee nonsense.
Good Morning Gents....Boston in 5?.....I'm hoping in four and that they beat the shit out of 'em every game. Saw a guy in a Habs tee, in the supermarket the other day....honestly felt like clubbing him with a leg of lamb...lol :)
@wendelsway1 lol....I hold them on, you whack em lol....I saw a car with ScHAB flags on either side this morning, I wanted to ram him with my F-150!
@wendelsway1 Just tell one of the workers that you saw him stuffing lamb chops down his pants.
@wendelsway1 Morning WW
@MaxwellHowe Hope not. I'd like them to win. Them or Anaheim.
@Cameron19 I'm hoping for SJ or St. Louis myself. Mostly because it'd be nice to see a new team take it.
@MaxwellHowe they may be using up all their bounces :)
@MaxwellHowe There is one team, the San Jose Sharks.
@darthNihilus So if they make a "magical" run at the Cup you think they'll get the support that Vancouver got a few years back?
@~Keon I have a friend who happens to be a Habs fan (I know, poor company), who told me he would rather have Montreal's centers than San Jose's or Colorado's. I cannot support that fan base.
@Cameron19 Outside of Price there's nothing the Habs have to compare to those 2 teams. Unless they want to say that Subban's also the best defender in the league.
@~Keon The Lenny treatment?
@darthNihilus Did you see the goals Lindback let in? A God dam wrist shot from that puke Galligirl and a little snap shot from Ellers Degenerous just inside the blue line??? Are you kidding me...man, that's beer league goaltending...if Cooper started his back up the Bolts would have won that game and maybe 2 of the others.
The stars aligned for the Schabs didnt it? Bishop goes down and Lindback was garbage.....they won the first one in OT, a good call called back by a french referee in game 3 (not the first...See JVR goal back in Oct/Nov, also a french ref) and last night no call on Bourque for a blatant golaie interference and a tripping penalty with 2 to go....sons a bitches....I hope the Bruins demolish those puke 4 straight....
@phaneufoundlander @darthNihilus I thought Cherry was right on the money with Lindback, too. Said he wasn't awful in the series and was basically what you would expect from a goalie who had been looking in all year and then suddenly thrust into the limelight with the season on the line (kinda like Reimer - "oh by the way, we need you now"). But said he would have gone with Gudlevskis earlier because he WANTED to play and didn't feel the pressure that Lindback felt.
@dlb meh @Cameron19 Yep, plus it was just a level-headed response. He wasn't blaming Lindback. Acknowledged he's a good goalie who can play better than he showed. So many guys in the media feel the need to blame someone and treat any kind of counter argument as an 'excuse'. Can there not be reasons anymore?
That attitude has seeped into the fan bases of the NHL as a result. Sad when Cherry is more reasonable than everyone else.