Cameron Gaunce(24) Lake Erie Monsters

Colorado Avalanche 2nd round pick in the 2008 draft (#50 overall) defenseman Cameron Gaunce(24) is in the final season of his three-year entry level deal.

He played in 11 NHL games in his rookie campaign scoring a goal but that was the only crack at the show he’s received thus far. Maybe he will get another recall in this shortened lockout season before his contract is up but it’s looking a bit doubtful.

The 6’1″ 203 lbs. stocky d-man produced career highs for minor league affiliate Lake Erie Monsters in his sophomore season with 75 AHL games played, 6 goals, 21 assists, 27 points and a +17 rating.

He’s far off the mark in the current campaign with only a goal and 1o assists in 52 contests and looks to end up with lows in all categories.

It’s a wonder if the Avalanche will give the still young 22-year old a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent for a fourth season in the system and simply look at 2012/2013 as a one where he lost some footing in his game but still has the potential to regain it.

Cameron Gaunce

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