The Milwaukee Admirals have just announced that forward Frédérick Gaudreau has been re-signed to the team to a one-year AHL contract.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI—The Milwaukee Admirals announced today that they have signed forward Frederick Gaudreau to a one-year AHL contract.
Gaudreau finished his rookie season with the Admirals last year, tallying four goals and adding seven assists for 11 points to go along with 12 penalty minutes in 43 games. He also totaled seven points (5g-2a) in 14 games with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
The Bromont, QC native finished a distinguished junior career in 2013-14 with the Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL). Gaudreau won a Memorial Cup with Shawinigan in 2012 and was named the QMJHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player in 2013-14. He was also Shawinigan’s captain in 13-14 prior to being traded to Drummondville.
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I quite like this move. Gaudreau showed on quite a few occasions last season how good he can be. He, like the Admirals first off-season re-signee Joe Pendenza, is also able to play center or out on the wing. Those two are a nice complement to one another I think. Both play a safe but smart two-way game and skate real well. If the idea is to adapt Peter Laviolette’s uptempo style of hockey then having guys like Gaudreau and Pendenza are a nice start to keep that speed game rolling along.
Thoughts on the Milwaukee Admirals bringing back Gaudreau? Who do you think could be next on the list as far as re-signings go and should the veterans get locked up next?