Scouting:(Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Defensively, Gauthier is phenomenal as he is a strong skater and uses his size to win puck battles. He has been compared to Michal Handzus in that he can block shots but also contribute on the offensive side as well. Gauthier projects out to be the type of forward who would match up against other teams' top lines in more of a shutdown center role.
Fit with the Flyers:(Photo: Rimouski Oceanic)
The Quebec native is likely to be selected right around where the Flyers select but it is tough to see them selecting Gauthier. He does not project to be an offensive star and he sounds like a lot of centers that they already have on the roster. Plus, for the Flyers to select Gauthier, that would mean that many of the top defensive prospects were already selected earlier in the first round.
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