USHL - Gaudette Wins the 2018 Hobey Baker Award

April 6, 2018 - St. Paul, MN

The junior forward from Braintree, Massachusetts led all Division I players in the nation in total points, goal scoring and points per game. Due to his relentless compete level, it wasn’t unusual for Gaudette to log almost 30 minutes of icetime each game. He was honored by the Hockey East conference as their Player of the Year, First Team all-conference and Hockey East Scoring Champion. On two occasions (January and February), he was named national player of the month by the College Hockey Coaches Association.

Best known as a complete, 200 foot two-way player, Gaudette proved to be tough to defend with his deceptive speed and his passion to compete at both ends of the ice. He had plenty of local support having grown up in the Boston area and was enthusiastically cheered along by his large extended family who became known around Matthews Arena as “the Gaud Squad.” Recently, Gaudette was named the 2018 winner of the Walter Brown Award given annually to the top American born player in New England.

Adam Gaudette becomes the first Hobey Baker Award recipient from Northeastern University. He has surpassed 50 points in two straight years and in 116 career games, has totaled 142 points. Adam recently signed a pro contract with the team that drafted him, the Vancouver Canucks (2015, fifth round) and will forgo his senior season.

  • Finished season with 30 goals, 30 assists for 60 points in 38 games – averaged 1.58 points per game to lead the nation – had 20 multiple point games
  • Had 11 power play goals (4th in nation) and 27 power play points (1st in nation)
  • Communications major – worked on cancer projects and read at elementary schools
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