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Draft Prospect - 2012
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Brendan Gaunce
North American Skater
Belleville, OHL
Final Rank:  13 Midterm Rank:  11
Position:  Centre Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 2" Weight:  215
Born:  25 March 1994 Hometown:  Markham, ON
Birthplace:  Sudbury, ON, CAN
Drafted:  VAN (1st Round / 26th Overall) - Player Page
• He won gold with Canada at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and with Team Ontario at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he finished the tournament with four points (3-1--4) in six games including a goal and an assist in the title game. Most recently, he won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Under-18 Championships.

• After being selected second overall in the 2010 OHL Priority draft Gaunce led Belleville in rookie scoring in 2010-11 finishing with 36 points (11-25--36) in 65 games.

• His older brother, Cameron, was selected 50th overall by Colorado in 2008 and is a defenseman for the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey League -- he played 11 games with the Avalanche in 2011.

• Gaunce also laced up the cleats in high school, serving as the punter on Markham District High’s Metrobowl winning football team.

• A Markham minor hockey product, he was the highest scoring Minor Midget player in Ontario recording 55 goals and 93 assists in 86 games for the Waxers in 2009-10.

• His hockey hero growing up was Brendan Shanahan and the one thing most people don’t know about Gaunce is that he has done a bit of acting at school – most recently the play Hairspray in eighth grade.

FAVORITES


NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL player: Steven Stamkos
Goal celebration: “Simple hands up”
Video game: Call of Duty
TV show: Dexter
Actor: Shia Labeouf
Cartoon character: TJ from Recess
Website: YouTube and Facebook
Restaurant: The Keg
Sport (other than hockey): Football
Breakfast food: Eggs
Place to visit: England

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
MARKHAM WAXERS
OMHA
86
55
93
148
2009-2010
MARKHAM WAXERS MINOR MIDGET
OMHA
86
55
93
148
2010-2011
BELLEVILLE
OHL
65
11
25
36
40
2011-2012
BELLEVILLE
OHL
68
28
40
68
68
2013-2014
BELLEVILLE
OHL
22
10
16
26
27
2013-2014
ERIE
OHL
43
21
25
46
32