|Junior Team: (QMJHL) Rimouski Oceanic|
|Stats: 62 GP / 22 G / 38 A / 60 P / 22 PIM|
Frederik Gauthier is ranked 8th among North American players by Central Scouting and 18th by International Scouting
If the Red Wings are looking for a power forward, Gauthier their guy. At a whooping 6’5″, he could be the biggest player taken in the 2013 NHL Draft.
In his first season in the QMJHL with Rimouski Oceasic, he was over a point per game player before hitting the rookie wall with 18 games left. In those 18 game he only put up another 8 points.
He is already a very polished player and while his offensive game might not work as well in the NHL, he would be a very good edition to the Detroit Red Wings.
Gauthier will spend at least one more season in the QMJHL before reporting to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Frederik Gauthier’s breakdown:
Why He Interests The Red Wings:
|The Red Wings have been missing a true power forward, who can not only play a physical game, but is also be able to light the lamp consistently and that is what Gauthier could become for the Red Wings.|
|A top six power forward, who could bring back memories of Brendan Shanahan, but with a bit less offensive fire power and could fill the void left by Tomas Holmstrom.|