Gaudreau Unsure About Staying or Going
CHN Staff Report
Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau, a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, told the Calgary News today that he's not sure yet whether he's leave school.
Gaudreau was selected in the fourth round of the NHL Draft in 2011 by Calgary. In two seasons with the Eagles, he's already won a national championship and had a 20-goal season this year. He also was the leading goal scorer (7) for Team USA at the World Junior Championships, helping lead the Americans to a gold medal last January.
“Definitely people have been asking me lately around school, around the rink,” Gaudreau told the paper. “But I’m not sure what I’m really doing. I have no idea. ... I know I really enjoy it here at BC. I know Calgary is a really awesome place to be, a really fun hockey city. So both of my options are win-win. But I really want to get education, so that’s something I’m really taking into consideration. But I’d really like to get a chance to play for the Flames.
“So I’m not really sure right now. I’m just kind of playing it by ear.”
Gaudreau has been indicating, for the most part, that he'd like to play at BC with his younger brother, Matthew, who is set to join the Eagles next season. His comments to the Calgary News suggest that, if Matthew wasn't a factor, Gaudreau would leave.
“I’d really like a chance to play with him,” said Gaudreau to the paper. “so I’m not really sure what to do.”
Gaudreau also said that the Flames are letting him make his own decision.
In a rarity in recent years, Boston College did not make the Frozen Four, but Gaudreau will be there for the Hobey Baker Award ceremony on Friday, April 12.
“Definitely mind-blowing,” Gaudreau told the News. “I’m shocked already. It would be even more shocking to win the award. But last year I got to go to the Frozen Four with my team, so it’s going to be a bittersweet kind of experience.”