Predators star rookie Frederick Gaudreau makes NHL history

There has been a lot of talk the last couple of years about Calgary Flames all-star forward Johnny Gaudreau of Salem, New Jersey. Johnny Gaudreau has had a wonderful first three seasons in the National Hockey League as he has 73 goals and 131 assists for 204 points in his first 232 regular season games. 

However in the month of June, he has not been the most famous Gaudreau in the NHL. He has been taken over by Nashville Predators rookie center Frederick Gaudreau of Bromont, Quebec. The 24 year-old who played only nine regular season games with Nashville in 2016-17 (one assist) became only the second player in National Hockey League history on Monday to score his first three NHL career goals in the Stanley Cup Finals. Frederick Gaudreau set the record at the 3:45 mark of the second period in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals, a game the Predators won 4-1 to tie the best out of seven series at two games apiece against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

The only other player to score his first three career goals in the Stanley Cup Finals was Chicago Black Hawks right winger Johnny Harms of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the 1944 Stanley Cup Finals. The Black Hawks however lost four games to none to the Montreal Canadiens. While Johnny Gaudreau is called "Johnny Hockey", it now may be time to call Frederick Gaudreau "Freddy Hockey."