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Former Lumber King forward Tyler Gaudet has been reacquainted with his former Pembroke coach, Sheldon Keefe. The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced they have called Gaudet up from the Leafs minor league affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.
Gaudet played parts of two seasons with the Lumber Kings. In 22 games with the Kings in the 2011-12 season he had 4 goals and 12 assists and in the following season he recorded 10 goals and 12 assists in 25 games. That was the season that Sheldon Keefe got his break when he was hired by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League and one of the first moves he made was to pluck Gaudet from Pembroke to play in the Soo. Gaudet finished the season with the Greyounds and in the 2013-14 campaign he had his best junior season when he recorded 61 points in 65 games, including 26 goals.
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That final season in Sault Ste. Marie caught the attention of NHL teams and Gaudet signed with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. Over the course of the next few seasons he played 20 games with the Coyotes, but spent most of his time in the American Hockey League. When the 2019-20 season arrived, Gaudet signed a two way deal with the Maple Leafs and through 39 games this year with the Marlies he has 2 goals and 11 assists.