The ways to describe Brady Gaudette, a forward in his first year with the NAHL’s Northeast Generals, are far-reaching.
At 5-foot-9, he’s an undersized player who draws inspiration from Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins. That’s where his uptempo play, high-end skill and grittiness come from.
There are clutch moments like the overtime game-winner he scored on Sept. 23 against the Amarillo Bulls at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minn. And then how, prior to joining the Generals, he spent much of his youth hockey career with the Boston Advantage instead of with Braintree High.
But the one that sticks out the most to Bryan Erikson, general manager of the Generals, is Gaudette’s upbringing. His mom’s a teacher and his dad’s a plumber and firefighter, instilling a strong work ethic in the 18-year-old. That’s placed Gaudette on one of the Generals’ top lines, as well as their power-play and penalty-kill units.