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GAUDETTE'S ROLE IN CANUCKS OUTBREAK MAY HAVE ACCELERATED HIS TRADE OUT OF VANCOUVER

APR 13, 2021  (19H49)      BRENNEN BEAUDIN
Newly acquired Chicago Blackhawks forward Adam Gaudette's position in the Vancouver Canucks' outbreak of COVID-19 was reportedly a factor in his recent trade. According to Sportnet analyst Elliotte Friedman, while the two sides seemed destined to part anyway, the Vancouver Canucks, and Gaudette himself, may have been more motivated to get the deal done due to him being the first member of the team to contract COVID.

"It's hard to believe the past couple of weeks didn't accelerate an already-unhappy player's departure," Friedman said, appearing on Sportsnet's Trade Deadline Wrap Up podcast.



It's an interesting statement. Gaudette has talent, netting 12 goals and 33 points in 59 games last season, but has slowed down considerably this season with 4 goals and 3 assists through 33 games this season. He got a very low return for Vancouver, with Matthew Highmore going the other way. Gaudette is 24 and a former Hobey Baker Award winner. Highmore is 25 and has 10 points in 73 NHL games.

Since March 30, twenty-two Canucks players and four members of the coaching staff have tested positive for COVID-19, which has been the biggest outbreak in the NHL.




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NHL STATS
SEASON
2020-2021GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
533268100
LEON DRAISAITL
53304979
BRAD MARCHAND
52283967
MITCH MARNER
54204767
PATRICK KANE
+2
55155166
NATHAN MACKINNON
47204565
AUSTON MATTHEWS
50402565
SIDNEY CROSBY
55243862
MIKKO RANTANEN
49303161
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
55204161
MARK STONE
53213960
ARTEMI PANARIN
42174158
MARK SCHEIFELE
53203858
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
49263157
SEBASTIAN AHO
55243357
JAKE GUENTZEL
56233457
ALEX DEBRINCAT
+2
51312354
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
54153853
MAX PACIORETTY
48242751
DAVID PERRON
53163551
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
MAY 9, 2021 G A PTS
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
1 2 3
MATTHEW TKACHUK
1 2 3
ALEX DEBRINCAT
2 - 2
MARK GIORDANO
1 1 2
BRANDON HAGEL
1 1 2
PATRICK KANE
- 2 2
MIKAEL BACKLUND
1 - 1
DILLON DUBE
1 - 1
MACKENZIE ENTWISTLE
1 - 1
DENIS GURIANOV
1 - 1
  COMPLETE RESULTS