Mitch Gaulton
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Mitch Gaulton

Hometown:

Grimsby Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1990-04-25

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

6th round (171st overall), 2008 by NYR

Weight:

210 lbs.

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History

2006-07: Was named the Otters Rookie-of-the-Year. Helped Team Ontario to a gold medal at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Nicknamed "Smiley" for his positive personality.

2007-08: Played only 20 games for the Erie Otters due to an elbow injury.  Coached by Robbie Ftorek.

2008-09: After it was determined that Gaulton needed surgery to reconstruct his elbow, he was expected to lose the year. However, after spending the first half of the season rehabbing, Gaulton returned to the ice in January.

Talent Analysis
Prior to his injury, Gaulton was an excellent puck-moving blueliner, with a heavy shot. Whether he will regain that form after he has completely rehabbed is unknown.

2008 NHL Draft was huge success for New York Rangers

by Leslie Treff
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Derek Stepan and Michael Del Zotto - New York Rangers

Photo: Derek Stepan (left) and Michael Del Zotto (right) have been key contributors to the New York Rangers. Both skaters were selected in the 2008 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Will Schneekloth/Icon SMI)

In the most successful draft in recent memory, the New York Rangers selected seven players in 2008, including four who are currently playing in the NHL. Two of the four NHL skaters are key players in New York. Of the five 2008 draftees who are no longer with the organization, the Rangers got value in return for two.

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