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Final Grade: David van der Gulik


This report card is a joint effort by Beachie, Sandie, Paul, SlamDunktheFunk and DDC. Stats courtesy of and

2010 - David Van Der Gulik 6 1 2 3 4 2 0 0 0 12



Final Grade




Final Grade: INC

Midseason Grade: INC

Position: RW (6gp on 4th line)

Vitals: 5'10" / 173 / Age 28 / Shoots Left

Drafted by Calgary in the 7th round (206th) of the 2002 Entry Draft

Joined Avalanche: Signed as a free agent, July 2, 2010

MHH Nicknames: VDG



  • Dupuis 5gp 1g 2a 3pt +4
  • Porter 1gp 0g 0a 0p +0


  • McLeod 3gp 1g 0a 1pt +1
  • Porter 2gp 0g 1a 1pt +2
  • Koci 1gp 0g 1a 1pt +1

Most Common Line:

  • McLeod - Dupuis - van der Gulik 2gp 1g 0a 1pt +1
  • Porter - Dupuis - van der Gulik 2gp 0g 1a 1pt +2

Avs with van der Gulik in the lineup: 1-4-1 (.167 pt%) 2.8 GF 3.5 GA

Ice Time:

  • TTOI 6:45 (19th)
  • EV 6:00 (19th)
  • PK 0:38 (9th)
  • PP 0:17 (17th)

Career Highlights: David scored his first NHL goal on November 4th against Vancouver. Doubling his career total of 6 NHL games this year, van der Gulik set highs in goals (1), points (3) and +/- (+4)

Report: David van der Gulik was one of four Lake Erie call-ups at forward last year, along with Greg Mauldin, Ryan Stoa and Mark Olver. He had the least opportunity of the four, with just 6 games and very limited ice time (only David Koci had less ice time). He had some good success, though, with 3 points from the 4th line. Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury knocking him out for 15 games. By the time he had recovered, his replacement, Greg Mauldin, had played his way into the lineup and van der Gulik went back to Lake Erie. Tough break for the hard-working forward.

Fun Fact: David van der Gulik was drafted 7 spots after Greg Mauldin

What We Said At Midseason: Why he was sent back to Lake Erie and never called back up is difficult to understand. He had fantastic chemistry with Dupuis and Porter, and the three of them gave the Avalanche yet another line that could cause the other team to be concerned. Although Mauldin has been impressive, Van Der Gulik's all-around game could be proving more valuable at this time.

 2010 Cap Hit: $500,000

2011 Status: UFA

Outlook for Next Season: VDG is a free agent this summer. He went to BU and the Avs do love those former Terriers (LEM coach David Quinn was an assistant when van der Gulik was there). Then again, the Avs traded away two Terriers last year in Colby Cohen and Kevin Shattenkirk, so perhaps that love connection has fizzled.

Next Up: Kevin Shattenkirk