Sharks prospect and veteran winger Brendan Gaunce is taking the biggest challenge of this year’s rookie season.
Gaunce scored his first NHL goal Saturday in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Gough was signed by the Sharks in December and has been skating with the first-line line for a couple of games.
The 22-year-old has three goals and nine points in five games.
He said he is confident he will play a big role this season.
“I think it’s going to be big.
I’m not saying I’m the best player in the world, but I think it’ll be a big part of it,” Gaunee said.
Gould has been one of the Sharks best prospects.
He has two goals and 11 points in 15 games.
He was a first-round pick by the Nashville Predators in 2016.
Gugh has been with the Sharks since his first professional season.
The Sharks signed him in December, but he has been in and out of the lineup during his time with the club.
Gaugh said the Sharks have an opportunity to get a young, talented player in Gaunace.
“We have a young guy that can play and a veteran that can help us out in the offensive zone.
We’ve got to give him a shot and make sure he gets a fair opportunity,” he said.