On Tuesday, Northeastern received a commitment from Cam Gaudette, a 2000-birth year defenseman from Braintree, MA.
Gaudette has played the last three years for the Northeast Generals in the North American Hockey League (NAHL), and before that played in the Boston Advantage program. He is the youngest brother of Northeastern legend and former Hobey Baker Award winner Adam Gaudette.
In addition to carrying on the family name and elite Twitter handles to Northeastern, Gaudette comes to Northeastern adding depth to the blue line with both physicality and a scoring touch from the NAHL. The left-shot defender stands 6-foot-1 and weighs in at 200 pounds, and scored 31 points 8 goals) in 49 games last year for the Generals, more than doubling his offensive output in fewer games compared to the previous season.
In their scouting report on Gaudette, Neutral Zone said that he is “physical, good size, skates well,” in addition to being strong on his skates and being able to defend with his stick and his size. Knowing how much Coach Madigan preaches being “hard on pucks” and playing well along the boards, its no surprise that he wanted to bring in Gaudette to his program.
While an arrival date to Northeastern was not given in his commitment, as of this writing we believe that Gaudette will play one more season of juniors before matriculating to Northeastern in 2021. Right now there are two other defensemen we have slated for 2021, but with the likely departure of Jordan Harris and possibility that Jayden Struble signs early as a former second round pick, locking in the depth of the defensive corps could be a nice security move by the staff. Once we have confirmation of Gaudette’s entry year we will announce it.
Congratulations to Cam on his commitment!