Saturday, April 30, 2011

Alex Gudbranson

Alex Gudbranson - Kingston Frontenacs

6'2" - 204 lbs
D.O.B. September 3, 1994

Alex is the younger brother and team mate of Erik Gudbranson, who was drafted by the Florida Panthers third overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

During the 2009-10 season, Gudbranson played for the Ottawa Jr 67's in Midget AAA. In 28 games he posted 11 goals and 19 assists for 30 points before playing 2 games for the Brockville Braves of the CJHL.

That led Gudbranson to being selected tenth overall by the Frontenacs on the OHL Priority Draft. Frontenacs GM Larry Mavety had this to say: “Alex will make a great addition to our hockey club. He has great size, a good shot, plays with an edge and isn’t afraid to mix it up if necessary.”

During his rookie season, Gudbranson played in 62 games for the Fronts in which he scored three times and added 11 assists to go along with 37 penalty minutes.

He was invited to play for Team Ontario at the World Hockey Challenge Under 17 tournament in which he won a gold medal. He also played in all five Kingston playoff games where he got one assist.

His style is similar to older brother Erik, almost a clone if you will. He doesn't quite yet have Erik's size, but Alex has plenty of room to grow.

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