Erik Gustafsson

Erik Gustafsson
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Fantasy Summary

An offensive defenceman with above average skating abilities, Gustafsson is a future quarterback on the powerplay. Based strictly on his offensive talent, he could be a fixture in the Blackhawks top four for a long time.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 14, 1992
Height 6‘0”
Weight 178 lbs
Drafted 2012 Round 4; Overall: 93

Observations

February 2019 – Gustafsson has taken the opportunity afforded him by new coach Jeremy Colliton and has ran with it. Since being installed on the first unit powerplay, hehas seen his point totals soar and has helped turn the perpetually terrible group with the man advantage into a unit to be feared. There are still turnovers, especially in his own end, but that has been getting better as the season has gone on. With scoring up around the league, players with his offensive talent are being given a bigger chance than they were just a couple of years ago. Tony Carr

 

March 2018- Gustafsson has made the most of his call up to Chicago, discovering his offensive touch after a couple of “feeling out” games. He earned his NHL chance after starting the season in Rockford and playing some high level hockey. His story is a lesson in patience, as he has not been rushed to the NHL level, giving him the time he needed to get his game to a point where he could compete at the highest level. There is still work to be done, especially in his own end, but Gustafsson’s extra maturity is already evident. He has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2019-2020 season. Tony Carr


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Huddinge IK U16 U16 SM 3 0 0 0 6 |          
 2008-2009 Stockholm TV-Pucken 8 0 4 4 8 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Elit 22 2 7 9 10 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 11 0 1 1 12 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2009-2010 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Elit 15 4 7 11 24 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 12 3 6 9 30 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 24 0 8 8 26 |          
 2010-2011 Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 38 2 21 23 104 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 3 1 1 2 0 |          
 2011-2012 Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 21 3 11 14 14 |          
  Djurgårdens IF SHL 41 3 4 7 16 | Kvalserien SHL 10 0 1 1
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 1 1 8 |          
 2012-2013 Djurgårdens IF Allsvenskan 49 7 16 23 52 | Qualification 6 1 0 1 30 
  Djurgårdens IF ET 7 2 2 4 8 |          
 2013-2014 Frölunda HC SHL 50 2 18 20 16 |          
  Frölunda HC ET 7 1 1 2 27 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2014-2015 Frölunda HC SHL 55 4 25 29 22 | Playoffs 12 1 2 3 31 
  Frölunda HC Champions HL 13 6 13 19 2 |          
 2015-2016 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 41 0 14 14 4 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
  Rockford IceHogs AHL 27 3 8 11 38 |          
  Sweden WC 8 0 2 2 0 |          
  Sweden (all) International 8 0 2 2 0 |          
 2016-2017 Rockford IceHogs AHL 68 5 25 30 40 |          
 2017-2018 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 5 11 16 6 |          
  Rockford IceHogs AHL 25 3 14 17 18 |          
  Sweden WC 6 0 1 1 2 |          
  Sweden (all) International 9 0 1 1 4 |          
 2018-2019 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 17 43 60 34 |          
  Sweden WC 8 2 2 4 2 |          
  Sweden EHT 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Sweden (all) International 11 2 3 5 2 |          
 2019-2020 Chicago Blackhawks NHL - - - - - |          

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