“I’m so happy,” Gauthier said when asked about being drafted by the Hurricanes.
“I’m going to work hard next season.”
The six-foot-four-inch, 225-pound right winger also played for Team Canada, serving as the youngest player on their roster at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr described Gauthier as “a big guy that doesn’t have any holes in his game. His hockey sense is good. You know he can shoot and score.”