Jerome Gauthier-Leduc (D)
Buffalo Sabres’ third-round selection (68th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
2012-13: Closed out his first pro season in Rochester by collecting seven points on three goals and four assists in 48 games with the Amerks… Appeared in all three postseason contests… Made his professional playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/27… Notched the game-winning goal at Hamilton on 3/30… Notched an assist and was +2 at Syracuse on 2/02… Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from 12/21 to 12/26… Scored the lone goal in a 5-1 loss at Binghamton on 12/22… Finished +2 against Abbotsford on 12/11… Scored his first professional goal in his pro/Amerk debut at Hamilton on 11/14… Missed the first two games of the season (10/12-10/13) with an injury
2011-12: Completed his junior career with Rimouski (QMJHL), setting career-highs in all offensive categories in goals (28), assists (46), points (74) and penalty minutes (41) while appearing in 62 games… His 46 assists ranked 18th among league leaders… Finished the campaign first among QMJHL defensemen in scoring, including leading all blueliners in goals and power-play goals (12)… Ranked second in the league with 262 shots on goal while averaging 1.19 points per game... Registered 37 power-play points, ranking tied for 13th in goals (12) and sixth in assists (25), respectively… Posted a season-long 12-game point streak from 9/23 to 10/22, recording 26 points (11+15) over that span… Marked the longest point streak of the season by a defenseman and fifth-longest overall… Tied for the QMJHL’s longest goal-scoring streak, scoring eight goals between 10/02 and 10/21… Had a seven-game assist streak from 9/23 to 10/09, notching 10 helpers…Helped Rimouski to the President’s Cup Finals, marking Oceanic’s first QMJHL Finals appearance since their last championship season of 2004-05... Finished the 2012 playoffs first among league rearguards with nine goals and 19 points in 21 games… Had a productive postseason run with Rimouski, finishing atop the league’s point-getters in shots (84) and power-play goals (5), in addition to placing tied for 12th overall among top goal scorers… 2010-11: Recorded 56 points (18+38) in 61 games for Rimouski of the QMJHL to rank first on his team and second in the league in scoring among defensemen… Finished third on his team in scoring overall… Increased his point total for the third consecutive season… Contributed seven power-play tallies and scored one shorthanded goal… Added three points in five playoff games… 2009-10: Appeared in a career-high 68 games for Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL), collecting 46 points (20+26)… Led all Huskies defensemen in scoring while finishing fourth on the team overall… Posted six points (2+4) in 11 playoff contests… 2008-09: In his first season in the QMJHL, registered 17 points (1+16) in 52 games with Rouyn-Noranda... INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Took part in Hockey Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.