David Gustafsson

Winnipeg Jets
Photo courtesy of tidningenhockey.se

Fantasy Summary

Defensively reliable two-way center with untapped offensive upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 11, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 60

Observations

June 2018 – Gustafsson finished his rookie season in the SHL with six goals and 12 points in 45 games. He scored all those points at even strength and only played about 11 minutes per game. He also took over 400 faceoffs and won exactly 50% of them. At the U18 World Championship tournament, Gustafsson scored two goals and seven points in seven games. He also took more faceoffs than anyone in the tournament and won 70.55% of them.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2018 – David Gustafsson is only 17 years old but has already played a full season in the SHL on HV71 – a team that won the SHL Championship last season and is on its way to the playoffs yet again. Gustafsson is physically mature and defensively reliable which is why he’s able to play in the SHL at such a young age but has shown a little more offensively as the season has progressed. He’s a natural center and already good on faceoffs at the SHL level but needs to continue working on his skating and offensive tools. Gustafsson was one of the final cuts from Sweden’s World Junior Championship team in December.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Tingsryds AIF U16 U16 Div.1 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 Tingsryds AIF U16 U16 Div.2 15 13 9 22 4 |          
  Tingsryds AIF J18 2 J18 Div.2 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2014-2015 Småland 2 TV-Pucken 10 2 3 5 0 |          
  Tingsryds AIF U16 U16 Div.1 6 8 9 17 8 |          
 2015-2016 HV71 U16 U16 Elit 16 21 10 31 10 | Playoffs QC 5 6 8 14
  Småland TV-Pucken 6 1 4 5 0 |          
  HV71 U16 U16 SM 8 5 14 19 8 |          
  HV71 J18 J18 Elit 12 1 1 2 2 |          
  HV71 J18 J18 Allsvenskan 16 4 4 8 6 |          
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 9 3 1 4 4 |          
 2016-2017 HV71 J18 J18 Elit 14 6 12 18 22 |          
  HV71 J18 J18 Allsvenskan 4 2 5 7 2 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  HV71 J20 SuperElit 32 5 7 12 10 | Playoffs 7 2 1 3
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 2 3 5 4 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 10 1 6 7 10 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 2 0 2 4 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 11 2 0 2 4 |          
 2017-2018 HV71 Champions HL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  HV71 J18 J18 Elit 1 2 2 4 2 |          
  HV71 J20 SuperElit 4 1 4 5 2 | Playoffs 5 2 3 5
  HV71 SHL 45 6 6 12 8 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 2 5 7 16 |          
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 3 4 4 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 17 5 8 13 26 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 4 0 0 0 2 |          
 2018-2019 HV71 J20 SuperElit 1 0 2 2 0 |          
  HV71 SHL 13 0 3 3 4 |          
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 5 0 3 3 4 |          

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