Gauthier signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes on Monday.
Gauthier attended the Coyotes' training camp on a professional tryout. He was also listed among the players waived by the Coyotes, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports. This indicates Gauthier isn't likely to make the Opening Night roster, but he'll probably be a member of the taxi squad. The 25-year-old center had 12 points and 66 hits in 61 games with the Maple Leafs in 2019-20.
Gauthier will attend Arizona's training camp on a professional tryout offer, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Gauthier drew into 61 games with Toronto last season, picking up 12 points while averaging 9:23 of ice time per contest. He'll be a rotational, bottom-six option for the Coyotes if he's able to land a contract during training camp, so he won't warrant consideration in any fantasy formats.
Gauthier did not receive a qualifying offer from the Maple Leafs and will be a UFA on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Gauthier established himself as a physical presence in Toronto's bottom-six over the last two years, racking up 10 goals, 26 points and 164 hits in 131 contests over that span. The 25-year-old center will now test the waters in free agency, with a decent chance of latching on somewhere in a similar bottom-six capacity.
Gauthier scored a goal Saturday in a 4-2 win over Vancouver.
It's Gauthier's first goal in 14 games and just his second point in that span. There's just no fantasy value here.
Gauthier scored a goal and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Devils.
Gauthier entered this season with six goals over 107 NHL games, and he's already up to six markers through 43 games this year. The 2013 first-round pick (21st overall) is stuck on the fourth line averaging 9:33 per contest, so his production isn't dependable for fantasy purposes.
Gauthier's ice time dropped in half in his last two games.
The Goat has proven his skating is no longer a liability and has played in just about every game the Leafs have played. But we had expected his ice time to remain stable around the 10-minute mark given injuries to Trevor Moore, Andreas Johnsson and now Ilya Mikheyev. Gauthier skated just seven shifts in each of his last two games and that resulted in 4:39 and 5:31 of ice time against the Hurricanes and Devils, respectively. His four goals and four assists in 35 games just aren't enough to make him fantasy relevant, and despite his size, he doesn't hit enough to elevate him in specialty categories. He's safe to ignore.
Gauthier has just two points (two assists) in his last 19 games.
Under former coach Mike Babcock, the Goat was averaging 11-12 minutes of ice time. But since Sheldon Keefe's arrival, Gauthier's ice time has gone from 8:09 to 12:52, 5:46 and 8:23. He's not blessed with offensive ability, so the ice time drop may be moot to fantasy owners.
Gauthier scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Blues.
Gauthier has scored twice this season, just one shy of the mark he had in 70 contests last season. The Quebec seems to have a firmer grasp on his fourth-line duties, but he still hasn't topped 11 minutes in a game yet. He's fired six shots on goal in four games despite the limited ice time.
Gauthier scored on his only shot Wednesday in Toronto's season-opening 5-3 win over the Senators.
Skating on Toronto's fourth line in the season opener, Gauthier knocked home a loose puck in front of the net to get the Maple Leafs on the board early in the second period. It's an encouraging start for the 24-year-old, who scored only three goals in 70 games in 2018-19.
Gauthier, who has been under pressure since the signing of Jason Spezza, has made a strong case to keep his fourth-line job, maybe even at center, reports The Athletic.
Gauthier looked to have lost his job with the offseason signing of pivot Jason Spezza, who was ostensibly brought in to center the fourth line, win faceoffs and perhaps contribute on the second power-play unit. But Gauthier has made his big-bodied presence felt and shown that offseason skating work has improved his game. This could force Spezza to the wing. Gauthier doesn't have much fantasy value, but could contribute on the ice to kill penalties.
Gauthier (foot) declared himself fit to play in Saturday's game against the Rangers, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
Gauthier, a bottom-six center, has compiled three goals and nine assists to complement a plus-5 rating over 62 games this season. While he's nothing more than a punt play in DFS settings, Gauthier has shown that he can be an effective producer in such limited action.
Gauthier (foot) won't travel with the team on its upcoming two-game road trip.
The news is unexpected as Gauthier hasn't been dealing with any injuries in recent days. The 23-year-old will be re-evaluated Thursday, which means he won't play in the team's next two games. With Gauthier out, Nicolas Petan should likely draw into the lineup barring any callups.
Gauthier (illness) is expected to play Saturday against the Oilers, NHL.com's Derek Van Diest reports.
Gauthier missed Friday's practice due to an illness, but he was never in serious danger of missing Saturday's contest. The 23-year-old will slot into his usual role centering Tyler Ennis and Connor Brown on the Maple Leafs' fourth line against Edmonton.
Gauthier is under the weather, but he could be healthy enough to play in Saturday's clash with Edmonton, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Gauthier was absent from Friday's practice session, though coach Mike Babcock didn't seem to think it would affect the center's availability versus the Oilers. In the event the Quebec native is unable to suit up, Tyler Ennis figures to slot into the lineup.
Gauthier has been thrust into part-time duty with the arrival of Nicolas Petan.
Coach Mike Babcock seems to be alternating the 6-foot-5 Gauthier with the 5-foot-9 Petan to give the fourth line a dramatically different look based on matchup. Gauthier doesn't bring much offense to his role, so this shift to part-time work won't impact fantasy lineups.
Gauthier scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 5-3 win over Buffalo.
It was the his first multi-point game in the NHL. Nice night for Gauthier, but it doesn't make him relevant in fantasy. It was his first goal in 24 games and just his 12th point in 53 games this season.
Gauthier has three assists in his last 10 games, including two in his last five.
The Goat is a cheap, fourth-line pivot who happily plays under 10 minutes a game in a clearly defined role. There's huge value to have a guy like him on your team, especially in the cap era. But Gauthier will never have fantasy value.
Gauthier's assist Sunday in a 4-2 loss to Arizona was his first point in 10 games.
Gauthier is a trench digger -- he slugs it out game in and game out, and rarely picks up points. But Sunday, Goat skated with the talented William Nylander on his wing and that probably helped him deliver that point. He won't have Nylander as his wing man for long, so don't expect him to become a fantasy factor. Gauthier has just two goals and six assists in 39 games.
Gauthier registered his first goal of the season Sunday, helping his club to a 5-4 overtime home win over the Red Wings.
Gauthier is a fourth-line center who frequently watches from the press box, so we wouldn't get too excited about his goal against the Wings.
Gauthier isn't getting a lot of ice time, but coach Mike Babcock still likes what he sees from the Leafs' fourth-line center, reports Lance Hornsby of the Sun Media Group.
"In our situation, we have three centers who want a lot of ice," said Babcock. "We just want [Gauthier] to do what he's doing. He's big, he's on the defensive side of the puck." Gauthier is behind Auston Matthews, John Tavares and Nazem Kadri. He won't produce offense, but he will provide defensive support on a deep squad.
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