Gaudreau Earns Third Player of the Month Honor
March 3, 2014
WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Junior forward Johnny Gaudreau gathered his third Hockey East Player of the Month award on Monday afternoon after a 12-point February. The 5-foot-8 left winger has earned Warrior Hockey East Player of the Month honors in December and February this season.
The Carneys Point, N.J., native tallied six goals, including four power play markers, along with six assists and a +3 rating throughout the course of February.
Gaudreau currently leads the NCAA in points per game (1.88) and goals per game (0.88) and is second in assists (1.00). His nine power play goals are fifth in college hockey and his is only one of six skaters in the country with six game-winning goals this season. Gaudreau's 17 game-winning goals over the course of his collegiate career also rank as the standard in the NCAA.
Gaudreau is in the midst of a 29-game point streak. Over that period, Gaudreau has accounted for 27 goals and 29 assists over the course of the streak. Gaudreau is two games shy of matching Paul Kariya's Hockey East single-season record of 31-straight games with a point set over the course of the 1992-92 season.
After scoring a power play goal in his fifth-straight game on Saturday, March 1, against Notre Dame, Gaudreau moved into a tie for 20th, all-time, in the Boston College scoring record books. In 113 games, Gaudreau has accounted for 159 points (72-87-159), tying Steve Heinze (1988-91). He is also tied for 17th, all-time, in the goals scored chart (72).
Monday's Player of the Month honor marks Gaudreau's fifth league award this season. He was also heralded as the Hockey Commissioners' Association National Division I Player of the Month (January).
Gaudreau joins Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month, Mario Puskarich (Vermont) and Stop It Goaltender of the Month, Steven Summerhays (Notre Dame).