New York Islanders: Sound Tigers Sign Johnny Gaudreau’s Brother
The New York Islanders AHL affiliate signed Matt Gaudreau. Matt is the brother of Johnny Gaudreau who plays for the Calgary Flames.
To New York Islanders fans “Johnny Hockey” can only be one person, John Tavares. But, around the rest of the league “Johnny Hockey” is Johnny Gaudreau. The 23-year old has certainly earned the name by putting up 60 points in each of his first three years in the league.
Well, the New York Islanders affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers signed his brother, Matt Gaudreau. Matt, like Johnny played his collegiate puck at Boston College.
Matt doesn’t have as much of a knack for scoring like his brother does, at least that’s what his college numbers suggest. In four years at Boston College he scored 16 goals in total. Johnny had a bit more luck at the collegiate level scoring 20 or more goals in each of his three years at the program.
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Both are considered small for the NHL. Matt and Johnny are both five-foot-nine but there’s a significant difference in weight. Johnny is listed at 157 pounds which is still very small but his brother Matt is just 147 pounds according to elite prospects.
So far it doesn’t look too good for Matt when compared to his brother. Although, to play devils advocate hear me out a second. We know the talent that Johnny has he puts on a show out in Calgary. He was a fourth round selection.
Being selected in the fourth round nobody thought he would turn into this player. Sure, Matt was undrafted but if he is half the player his brother is he could make an NHL roster some day whether it’s with the Islanders or somewhere else.
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If I’m being honest, this is just a name thing. The only reason this is a story is because of who his brother is. Maybe he proves me wrong, but this has AHL depth signing written all over it.