Gaudreau earns third Hockey East Award of the Season
Dec. 31, 2013
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Junior forward Johnny Gaudreau earned his second Warrior Hockey East Player of the Week award on Tuesday morning after a five-point weekend and Tournament MVP honors at the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh.
Gaudreau was tabbed the tournament’s best skater after a pair of goals, including his 15th-career game-winning goal against Bowling Green, and three assists over the course of two games. His four game-winners of the season are tied for first place in the NCAA thus far.
With Gaudreau scoring in both contests, the Carneys Point, N.J., native set a career high by notching at least one point in his last 13-consecutive outings. Over the course of his current 13-game point streak, Gaudreau has accounted for 25 points (12-13-25). In seven of those 13 games, Gaudreau has attained a multi-point performance.
The 5-foot-8 forward is second in scoring in all of college hockey, averaging 1.83 points per game with 15 goals and 18 assists in 18 games played. Gaudreau is also the country’s second-most prolific goal scorer, averaging 0.83 goals per outing.
Gaudreau has been rewriting the Boston College record books as the third-year winger continues to ascend up the charts.
In 97 career games, Gaudreau is tied for 44th all-time in the BC annals for career points (128) and tied for 42nd in goals scored (57). With his assist against Penn State, Gaudreau also cracked the top 50 list in career assists, tying Ed Kenty (1970-73) for 50th all-time.
Over the span of two and a half seasons, Gaudreau has been named Hockey East Player of the Week five times, Rookie of the Week on four occasions and five Player of the Month honors.
Boston College will enter the New Year and take its game outside, welcoming Notre Dame to venerable Fenway Park for the Citi Frozen Fenway event on Saturday, Jan. 4. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s contest will be broadcast national on NBC Sports Network and regionally on NESN.
Saturday’s event marks the third time in Boston College will have played at Fenway Park. The Eagles suffered a 3-2 setback against BU on Jan. 8, 2010, it their first time at Fenway before defeating Northeastern, 2-1, on Jan. 14, 2012.