Frederick Goudru shared a dressing room in Nashville with Roman Josie and Philip Forsberg. He played one season in Pittsburgh with Sidney Crosby, Evgeny Malkin and Christopher Letang.
In Minnesota, Goudru now learned of another NHL phenomenon, the Russian Kirill Kaprizov. Last year’s Calder Trophy winner, Kaprizov once again put the Wild offense on his shoulders with 47 points (17 goals, 30 assists) in 36 games.
“Kirill comes into the category of exceptional players,” Goudrow said. He is still 24 years old. When you see what he’s already achieved on the ice, you have no choice but to keep him with the NHL’s Elite. It’s too early to say, but I think he’s earning his place among the greats of hockey. I see him in training every day. Physically, he was really strong. He has talent, but also determination.
Pitlick, good player
Goudrow has good words for the Canadian’s new number 32 Rem Pitlick.
“I played with him for a long time in Milwaukee, he recalled. He quickly became one of my best friends. When I found out in the wild in October, I’re really glad he was a good player, not just a friend. Think.
“Rem is good with Puk, he’s quick, he reads the game well and he’s a hockey fan,” he continued. To me, he was a solid player. He can also play center and wing.
Goudrow and Wild cross over Monday night on ice at the Pitlick Xcel Energy Center, but he does so with the CH jersey behind him.
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