Matthew Gaudreau has signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Bridgeport is the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders. Gaudreau joins fellow Boston College hockey little brother, Stephen Gionta, in the Islanders organization. Gionta is currently in the NHL but has split the year between the Islanders and Sound Tigers.
Gaudreau will likely join the team tomorrow - The Sound Tigers are playing at Springfield at 7 PM.
TRANSACTION: The #SoundTigers have signed John Stevens & Matt Gaudreau to ATOs. Full story: https://t.co/F5A7HCt6Bm pic.twitter.com/LCLAS4qJci— The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) March 28, 2017
Gaudreau went undrafted, but during his four years at Boston College he has proven that he is more than just Johnny Gaudreau’s brother. Matt led the Eagles in points (35) and assists (27) this season, putting up more points than a number of highly drafted players in the NCAA. He’s shown huge improvement throughout his college career, particularly as a senior. Gaudreau played only 8 games as a freshman, scored 6 points in 32 games as a sophomore, 21 points in 39 games as a junior, and 35 points as a senior. He’s known for being a loud and chippy player as well, which will serve him nicely in the AHL. He could easily become a fast fan favorite.
Gaudreau has been a fun player to watch grow and we wish him the best of luck as he continues his professional career.