"Everywhere we've been together, we've just been so close," Gaudreau said after Monday's development camp scrimmage at WinSport.
"We shared rooms growing up until we were 17 years old, our Dad coached both of our hockey teams, back-to-back games every weekend -- his game and then my game."
Over the years, Gaudreau said they even picked their schools together.
"The reason why we picked Boston College is they wanted us both and that was really special for us," said Calgary's fourth round draft pick in the 2011 draft.
By deciding to return to B.C. for his junior year and play on the same team as Matt -- as was their original plan, Johnny will get to play alongside his brother on the same team for the first time since they played together for one year in high school.
Gaudreau is a likable, personable player off the ice. Hailing from Carneys Point, New Jersey, when he talks he sounds like you'd expect someone to sound if they're from New Jersey while also spending a lot of time in the Boston area.
In that distinct accent, he says his desire to continue to get stronger was also a factor in his decision to return to school.