Former Northeastern University star Adam Gaudette is set to take the biggest step of his life.

Last March, he took the first by signing with the Vancouver Canucks after winning the Hobey Baker Award as the best player in college hockey, much deserved after leading the nation with 60 points.

After electing to go pro instead of returning for his senior season, he played in five games at the end of the season, averaging 12 minutes and 47 seconds on the ice as the Canucks won four of their last five games.

After shining in his moments with the Canucks, he told Stanley Cup of Chowder's Matt McGuirk he knows he made the right decision and loves the locker room.

Gaudette, who grew up in Taunton and later to moved to Braintree, says he is beyond excited for this upcoming season and his only focus is preparing to make the Opening Night roster in October.