It has been challenging to follow the Vancouver Canucks’ NHL properties playing overseas this hockey season so far. The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc with the various over-the-pond leagues’ schedules. Scheduled games are cancelled regularly, even at the last minute.
Last year was definitely a crazy year, obviously getting picked up by Ottawa on waivers and joining the team there. They gave me a great opportunity to play and show my potential and what I can do out there. A big part of Hawryluk’s decision to sign with the Canucks in free agency has to do with the team’s belief in him as a player.
I’ve got to make sure I’m at the top of my game every year even to just get ice time. Gaudette cemented his role in Vancouver's lineup last season, registering 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists) in 59 games. He also appeared in 10 playoff games for Vancouver but did not put up any points.