- DOB: 2/27/1990
- Ht: 5-8
- Wt: 175
- Shoots: L
- School: Notre Dame
- Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Gaul is the longest-tenured member of the Rays and the 2018-19 season is his seventh professional year, all of which include time in South Carolina. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native re-signed with the team on July 14 and is fifth all-time in regular season games played with South Carolina, having suited up for 341 contests with the club during the past six years. His 153 total points on 57 goals and 96 assists also rank 15th in club history.
The forward played in 64 games during 2017-18 and posted 29 points on 11 goals and 18 assists. Before that, Gaul scored a career-high 37 points on 11 goals and 26 assists during the 2016-17 regular season. The four-year alternate captain has also seen action in a total of 50 postseason games over the last six campaigns.
Additionally, Gaul was fourth on the team last year with a +11 rating and has been a positive plus-minus player in each of his seasons, totaling a +63 during his time in SC. Always known as a fan-favorite, Gaul has played a key role on South Carolina's penalty kill, which finished first in the ECHL last season for the third time in the last four years. The Stingrays allowed just 27 goals while down a man last season, which was the lowest number in league history.
Gaul, 28, is also very active in the Lowcountry community and was previously the winner of the 2015 Jerry Zucker Community Service Award. Prior to turning pro, Gaul attended Notre Dame for four seasons picking up 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 80 games and helped the Fighting Irish capture a CCHA Championship in 2008-09.