Gaudet signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Coyotes on Saturday, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports. The 24-year-old center will make $650,000 in the NHL or $85,000 at the minor-league level. Gaudet's contract also includes $110,000 in guaranteed salary. With a new deal in place, the Ontario native can challenge for a bottom-six role in training camp this fall. Last season, he generated six goals and 16 assists in 62 games with AHL Tucson, and also picked up a helper over four games at the highest level.
Gaudet was assigned to AHL Tucson on Sunday. With the Coyotes claiming Josh Jooris, room needed to be made and Gaudet was the unlucky man. He has only played four games while bouncing between the minors and NHL, but he did notch his first point in Saturday's game. He will likely be the first man up if the Coyotes' injury situation gets even worse.
Gaudet was called up from AHL Tuscon on Friday. The 'Yotes had an open roster spot with Brad Richardson (leg) on injured reserve. Gaudet's a decent low-end scoring pivot, having picked up two goals and five assists in 12 games with the Roadrunners this season, but he'll be off the map in fantasy until landing a more substantial role.
Gaudet was shipped back to AHL Tuscon on Monday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Gaudet was recalled as a contingency plan for Sunday's contest, but wasn't needed and the has been subsequently demoted back to the club's AHL affiliate. He's had a decent early-season run in the minors this season, notching seven points in 11 games, but it's unlikely he will make a major impact at the top level this season.
Gaudet was brought up to the parent club Saturday. Gaudet is needed with fellow forward Laurent Dauphin (undisclosed) ailing ahead of Sunday's road tilt with the Oilers. There's not much to look at here, as the young centerman has just 17 NHL games under his belt, plus he's yet to record a positive rating in two seasons and running between the 'Yotes and their top minor-league affiliate.
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