Frédérick Gaudreau shared the same dressing room with Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg in Nashville. He played one season with Sidney Crosby, Evgeny Malkin and Christopher Letang in Pittsburgh.
In Minnesota, Gaudreau now knows another NHL phenomenon, Russian Kirill Kaprizov, well. Last year’s Calder Cup winner, Kaprizov once again carries Wilde’s attack on his shoulders with 47 points (17 goals, 30 assists) in 36 games.
“Kirill falls into the category of exceptional players,” Goudreau said. He is still young at twenty-four years old. When you look at what he’s already accomplished on the ice, you have no choice but to place him with the NHL elite. It’s still too early to say, but I feel he will take his place among the hockey greats. I see him every day in training. Physically, he is really strong. He has talent, but he also has determination.
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Gaudreau also had good words for Canadian new number 32, Rem Pitlick.
“I played with him a long time in Milwaukee, he remembers. He quickly became one of my good friends. When I found out that the wild had claimed him in October, I was really happy. He is not just a friend, but a good player. I think the Canadian made a good move from During the acquisition, again the concessions.
He continued, “Reem is good at handling the puck, he’s fast, he reads the game well and he’s a hockey fan.” For me, he is a strong player. He can also play as a midfielder and winger.
Pitlick will meet Gaudreau and Wild Monday night on the ice at the Xcel Energy Center, but he will do so with a CH jersey on the back.
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