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Gauthier Named Cougars' NHL 21 Cover Athlete

October 16, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Prince George Cougars News Release

PRINCE GEORGE, BC- The Prince George Cougars are excited to announce a limited number of Taylor Gauthier NHL 21 covers have been created for PS4 and Xbox.

The covers will be available exclusively at the Candy Cruise Prince George event on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31st, at the CN Centre. Covers are available on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

"Like most kids growing up I've always imagined myself on the cover. I remember playing this game since NHL 06 and to be named the Cougars' cover athlete is a nice honour," said Gauthier.

Cole Moberg was the Cougars' cover athlete last season for NHL 20.

Gauthier, 19, had a career year during 2019-20 season. The Calgary, AB product was first in the WHL in minutes played (2870), tied for first in games played (50), second in shots (1677), and second in saves (1537). He set career highs in wins (16), goals-against average (2.93), and save percentage (.917). He also had two shutouts. The 6'2, 190-pound netminder was named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltender of the Week, for the week ending January 26, 2020. In 137 career regular season games, Gauthier has 39 wins and a .903 save percentage.

Gauthier was invited to Hockey Canada's National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp in July and has an international pedigree. Gauthier played for Canada at the 2019 World Under-18 Hockey Championship and won a gold medal at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

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