Former Thayer Academy and Northeastern University star and current Vancouver Canuck Adam Gaudette has earned a reputation as one of the hardest workers outside the rink, a weight room monster with a seemingly endless appetite for pushing iron and jacking up his heart rate.
The Braintree, Mass., native treats the gym at Boothby Sports Performance in Hingham, Mass., as his laboratory, working closely with Thomas and Dan Boothby — Northeastern’s strength and conditioning coach — to improve his performance every offseason. When younger athletes train alongside Gaudette, “You notice some of those kids being awestruck,” said Thomas.
New England Hockey Journal spent an April morning tracking Gaudette, a former Boston Advantage/Lovell Hockey travel player, at Boothby Sports to see first-hand what he does to become the fittest skater in the rink.
New England Hockey Journal: You have much of an offseason? Back in the gym already (just weeks after the conclusion of the Canucks’ season)?