Cougars’ goaltender Taylor Gauthier is attending the 2019 NHL Scouting Combine this week at the KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo. A total of 104 draft-eligible players from North America and Europe were invited to the event.
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The week-long combine gives the 31 NHL teams an opportunity to evaluate the top draft prospects, ahead of the 2019 NHL Draft.
Gauthier played in 55 games this past season, collecting 15 wins and sported a 3.25 goals-against average to go along with a .899 save percentage. He was tied for sixth in the WHL in shutouts with three. Gauthier played in the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Red Deer, Alberta, in January, and is ranked seventh among North American Goalies in the NHL Central Scouting final rankings.
“The NHL Combine is the final showcase event before the NHL Draft and it’s a week full of interviews, medicals and fitness testing where the players get to interact with NHL personnel and the NHL clubs get to learn as much as possible about the future stars of our game,” NHL Central Scouting director Dan Marr said. “It’s a full schedule that is structured to assist the NHL clubs in their draft preparations and NHL Central Scouting always looks forward to hosting the prospects and making the Combine event a positive experience for everyone.”
the 2019 NHL Draft is June 21-22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.