Anaheim Ducks Sign Gauthier to Entry-Level Contract

Gauthier, 20 (1/19/04), had an outstanding season at Boston College (Hockey East) in 2023-24, leading the NCAA with 38 goals. This tied the record for the most goals in a single season in the program’s history and represented the highest goal-scoring achievement by an NCAA player since 1999-00. In addition to his impressive goal-scoring capabilities, Gauthier contributed to Boston College’s appearance in the 2024 NCAA Championship game, amassing a total of 65 points with a +23 rating in 41 games.

He also led the NCAA in game-winning goals (10), ranked second in points, and tied for second in power-play goals (13). As a result of his exceptional performance, he received accolades including being named a Hobey Baker Hat Trick Finalist, NCAA All-American, and Hockey East First Team All-Star. Acquired from Philadelphia for defenseman Jamie Drysdale and a 2025 second-round selection on January 8, Gauthier has proven himself as a formidable force in college hockey, scoring the most goals among NCAA skaters in the past two seasons (54).

Over his career at Boston College, he has recorded 102 points in 73 games. As a freshman in 2022-23, Gauthier led the Eagles in goals, assists, points, and power-play goals, earning him recognition as a Hockey East Third Team All-Star and a unanimous selection to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. Gauthier’s success extends beyond college hockey, as he has helped Team USA secure medals at various international tournaments.

Notably, he played a pivotal role in leading the Americans to a gold medal at the 2024 World Junior Championship, where he co-led the tournament in points and assists while serving as an alternate captain. Additionally, he represented Team USA at the 2023 World Championship and the 2023 World Junior Championship, contributing significantly to the team’s performances and earning silver and bronze medals, respectively. Born in Skelleftea, Sweden, and hailing from Scottsdale, Arizona, Gauthier’s hockey journey has been marked by consistent excellence and a strong international presence.

His selection by Philadelphia in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2022 NHL Draft further underscores his status as a rising star in the world of hockey.

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