Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

Andreas Johnson Leafs

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:

Emile Poirier634344871.4
Hunter Shinkaruk18511160.9
Morgan Klimchuk573044741.3
Jason Dickinson682652781.2
Kerby Rychel311833511.6
Anthony Mantha5757631202.1
Ryan Hartman522528531.01
Frederik Gauthier541834520.96

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.

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:

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.

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  • Xxxxxnew

    Andreas joins a pretty good group of rookies of the year.
    2000–01 Henrik Zetterberg Timrå IK
    2001–02 Rolf Wanhainen Södertälje SK
    2002–03 Tobias Enström Modo Hockey
    2003–04 Loui Eriksson Västra Frölunda HC (2)
    2004–05 Oscar Steen Färjestad BK (4)
    2005–06 Nicklas Bäckström Brynäs IF
    2006–07 Patric Hörnqvist Djurgårdens IF (4)
    2007–08 Daniel Larsson Djurgårdens IF (5)
    2008–09 Victor Hedman Modo Hockey (2)
    2009–10 Jacob Markström Brynäs IF (2)
    2010–11 Mattias Ekholm Brynäs IF (3)
    2011–12 Johan Larsson Brynäs IF (4)
    2012–13 William Karlsson HV71
    2013–14 Andreas Johnson Frölunda HC (3)

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Fuckin Freddy Gauth !!!

  • PEIleafnation

    who drafted this gyy

  • steele123

    Thommie Bergam

  • Bruffins

    the man, the legend

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Wait did you guys managed to dump on Gauthier in this article?
    Crabby fucks.

  • Bruffins

    people just don’t know what to do when they come across true greatness…

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Bruffins NotTheCanucksnaphook  and the fact he was playing midget AAA less than two years ago.

  • darthNihilus

    Bruffins NotTheCanucksnaphook  yeah nothing like the excitement of adding another potential 4th liner to the roster lol

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    darthNihilus Bruffins NotTheCanucksnaphook  Wow.  Just wow…..I see nothing has changed in the last week of not being here.  Fuckin fan base is incredible.