Boston College hockey came up fractionally short in the 2014 Frozen Four, losing to eventual NCAA champions Union by a 5-4 final score. No one was going to blame Hobey Baker winner Johnny Gaudreau for the disappointing loss though, given that he scored (leading the nation with 80 points total) and somehow snapped another shot right as time expired.
Since that time, he’s left B.C. for the NHL ranks, joining with the team that drafted him, the Calgary Flames. He scored in his very first game, but the Flames were already out of the playoff race by then.
What’s he up to now that the Flames season is over? Crushing it for Team USA, during their pursuit of glory at the hockey World Championships, currently happening in Belarus. It might be the most underrated sporting event currently happening anywhere in the world, and goals like the one Gaudreau netted against Germany in the USA’s final preliminary round game show why:
Final score in the game was an exciting 5-4 USA, who now move onto the quarterfinals. Here’s a full rundown of why Gaudreau is amazing for Team USA, so make sure to keep an eye out for him and the rest of the team in the coming games. When the knockout round schedule is released, it will appear here.
Screenshot via YouTube (if that wasn’t painfully clear already)