Award recognizes excellence in international hockey competition

Cutter Gauthier starred at Boston College and has had great success playing for Team USA in international competition.

Cutter Gauthier (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has been named the 2024 Bob Johnson Award recipient, USA Hockey announced today. Named in honor of U.S. coaching legend Bob Johnson, the award annually recognizes excellence in international hockey competition.

Gauthier, an alternate captain for the 2024 U.S. National Junior Team, helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden this past January. The forward tallied a team and tournament-leading 12 points, enroute to earning the Directorate Award as the top forward in the tournament.

The Scottsdale, Arizona, native, led all players in the championship with 10 assists. He also scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period of Teams USA’s semifinal victory over Finland.

Gauthier was named to the tournament’s Media All-Star team and was also tabbed as one of Team USA’s three best players of the tournament.

Gauthier was a Hat Trick Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award after posting 65 points for Boston College in the 2023-24 season. He since signed a contract with the Anaheim Ducks and appeared in one game where he earned an assist.