Johnny Gaudreau Credits Boston College Linemates for Scoring Touch, Looks to Continue Improving Defensively (Video)


Johnny Gaudreau‘s freshman success at Boston College has spilled over into his sophomore year, although the young forward still isn’t quite sure how to describe himself as a player.

Gaudreau said recently that he’d probably describe himself as a playmaker who features a bit of a scoring touch. However, the Eagles forward was quick to credit his linemates for making his job a whole lot easier.

Gaudreau, a fourth-round pick of the Calgary Flames in 2011, has not only excelled at the college level, but he’s also putting up impressive numbers at the World Junior Championship. The 19-year-old has led Team USA to the gold medal game of the tournament, where the Americans will face the winner of Thursday’s semifinal matchup between Russia and Sweden.

While Gaudreau will likely always be known for his ability to put the puck in the net, the young scorer acknowledged that he’s working hard to improve the defensive aspect of the game, as it will make him a better two-way player in the long run.

Check out more from Gaudreau in the video above.

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