When I was in Boston last weekend, I heard the folks on TV refer to Gaudreau as "Johnny Hockey."
As a freshman, Gaudreau went on to score 21 goals and 23 assists in 44 games, leading all freshmen in scoring. Gaudreau played an integral part in Boston College's win in the Frozen Four tournament, scoring a goal in a 4–1 win in the final over Ferris State. Gaudreau was awarded the Bill Flynn Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the Hockey East Championship Tournament. Gaudreau also helped Boston College win the traditional Beanpot Tournament and was named "Beanpot MVP" after the tournament.