Leafs recall first-rounder Gauthier

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Frederik Gauthier, the 6-foot-5 center taken 21st overall in 2013, has been recalled by Toronto from the AHL Marlies, the club announced on Monday.

Gauthier, 21, has four points through 16 American League games this season, this after scoring 18 in 56 games with the Marlies a year ago. The former QMJHL Rimouski standout also appeared in nine Calder Cup playoff games in ’15-16.

Gauthier made his NHL debut last season, appearing in seven contests.

With this recall, Toronto now boasts a roster featuring all five of its last first-round picks: Gauthier, Auston Matthews (1st overall, ’16), Mitch Marner (4th overall, ’15), William Nylander (8th overall, ’14) and Morgan Rielly (5th overall, ’12).

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