Poll: Should the Reign bring back Craig Gaudet?

The rundown on defenseman Craig Gaudet:

2010-11 stats [career]: 1 goal, 5 points, even-0 rating, 20 penalty minutes in 28 games.

Quote: “I was injured a lot – not too serious injuries, but enough to keep me in and out a lot. I could never get a string of games going to play well enough, the way I wanted to play.”

Pros: Gaudet has a strong shot and skates well, and looked comfortable in power-play situations in his nine-game audition with the Reign at the end of the season. The 26-year-old is eager to improve on an injury-marred rookie season and is probably hungry to move up a level.

Cons: Nine games might not have been enough to get a true gauge of Gaudet’s all-around ability, but at 5-10, 185 pounds, he’ll have trouble defending against some of the bigger ECHL forwards. He still needs to prove he can play the role of a point-producing defenseman over a full pro season.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
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