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Fantasy Summary

Speedy forward with good hockey sense and vision in the offensive zone. Has potential to develop into a middle-six forward at the NHL level.


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March 2022 – Jordan Gustafsson is a speedy, north-south forward with solid IQ and offensive tools, currently playing for Seattle of the WHL. He is one of the highest producing draft-eligible scorers in the WHL and what he lacks in size and strength, he makes up for in his skating, skill, and IQ.

Gustafson uses efficient, quick crossovers to gain speed and keeps his knees bent at the proper angle, adding power to his stride. He supports his teammates well in all three zones, staying in the middle of the ice to ensure defensive positioning while also being able to take advantage of turnovers and offensive opportunities. An underrated part of his game is his vision and passing ability, which he shows off in tight spaces, finding his teammates for scoring chances. He has a good blend of speed and skill to build on in the future, but his physical build and strength, as well as his tendency to overhandle pucks at times, rank him a bit lower than some of the other top draft-eligibles in the WHL. Gustafson has been a streaky scorer throughout the season, producing points in bunches and then disappearing from the scoresheet for a couple of games. If he is able to keep pace or produce at a high rate going into the playoffs, he has the potential to sneak into a late first-round selection, but he is a consensus mid-round pick as of now. Evan Pace

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 20, 2004
Height 5‘11”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational6 1 45 0|Playoffs2 0 00
 2016-2017 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U15 AAAAEHL U153 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U15 AAAAEHL U1535 21 1940 8|        
 2018-2019 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U15 AAAAEHL U1533 31 3970 16|Playoffs13 13 1225
  Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U16 AAAAEHL U165 1 12 0|        
  Team Alberta Blue Alberta Cup5 2 02 0|        
 2019-2020 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U18 AAAAEHL U1829 11 2031 10|Playoffs13 1 1112
  Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL1 0 00 0|        
  Spruce Grove SaintsAJHL2 0 11 0