Johnny Gaudreau's Recent Stretch Helps Him Reach 500-Assist Milestone

By Coby Maeir on April 10, 2024 at 2:22 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) carries the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Nationwide Arena.
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During the Blue Jackets' 5-2 loss to the Lightning on Tuesday, Johnny Gaudreau recorded his 500th-career assist. Since entering the NHL full-time in 2014-15 (he played one game in 2013-14), he's tied for sixth in assists and third among wingers in that category.

This milestone capped off a 31-game stretch that saw him post 4-26--30, leading the team in scoring during that stretch. 

After posting just 2-5--7 in the team's first 19 games, Gaudreau has posted 9-43--52 in his last 59 games.

Gaudreau is still a very good hockey player, and his recent stretch is proof of that.