MEN'S HOCKEY: Overnight Veteran
Johnny Gaudreau Must Fill A Vastly Different Role On His Young Team
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013 06:10
“Our team goal is just getting better every day,” he said. “Getting better every day is obviously going to make us a better team, and hopefully ultimately get us to the Frozen Four and hopefully win a national championship.”
Making the transition from kid-wonder to a leader- ship role does not happen overnight. This season will be a big test for Gaudreau as he plays what could be some of his last games in a BC uniform, but if he succeeds, he will have set the tone for years ahead as the young team learns from his example.
Standing still on the ice, Gaudreau doesn’t look like anything special. Sitting in the locker room, you may not hear his voice. Put a puck on his stick and he becomes an offensive powerhouse, but in his final seasons as an Eagle, he needs to be more than that.