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Very talented offensive winger with top line upside. A high-end goal-scorer and a great playmaker. Good skater but not great. Needs to show more effort in his play without the puck.


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June 2020 – Gunler wrapped up a very strong draft-eligible season that saw him play primarily in the SHL and in a respectable role for a player his age. His 13 points in 45 games were third-most amongst U19 skaters and trailed only Alexander Holtz for draft-eligibles. Gunler is an offensive weapon. He knows where to be on the ice, how to find the soft spots, how to enact the most potential from space. His shot is very good. He has a nose for distributing as well. The off-puck effort remains concerning, but if you can focus him, his upside is very real. Cam Robinson

October 2019 – Swedish winger Gunler has an incredible ability to score goals in different ways because of his elite release and ability to shoot the puck. It doesn’t matter if it’s a wrist shot, a snap shot or a one-time slap shot, Gunler’s shots are hard and accurate, and he doesn’t need much time or space to get them off his blade. But he is not just a one-dimensional goal-scorer either; he’s also a great playmaker who can make difficult and creative passes look simple and casual. Gunler’s skating ability is good but not great. He also gets criticized for his defensive game but I believe both parts of his game would look better if he just gave more of an effort in his play without the puck. His lack of effort and movement can make it seem like he doesn’t get involved in plays and he’s disinterested but I don’t think that is the case in reality.

After dominating the junior league already last season, Gunler has spent the entire season at the top level in the SHL. He had five points in 15 SHL games last season but only has four points in 14 games so far this season. But as always, it’s important to understand the circumstances around him. The leading scorer on the Luleå team has just nine points. And Gunler has only received an average of 9:04 of ice time, with just 35 seconds of that average coming on the power play.

Gunler was cut from the U18 Worlds team last spring because he didn’t perform incredibly well in earlier tournaments, and there were also some reports about some possible attitude issues. Now, because he is born in 2001, he is ineligible to play at the under-18 level this season. And for whatever reason, the Swedish hockey federation doesn’t seem to like the idea of having him with the under-20 team either. Because of all this, Gunler could drop in most draft rankings. But Gunler will still get drafted relatively high because of his ability to generate offense. If he slips outside the top 10, someone could get a steal.  Jokke Nevalainen

Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country SWE
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 7, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Sweden Selects U14WSI U147 2 13 0|        
 2015-2016 NorrbottenTV-Pucken6 4 15 4|        
  Luleå HF U16U16 Region- - -- -|Playoffs QC6 2 24
  Luleå HF U16U16 SM3 2 13 2|        
  Luleå HF J18J18 Region2 0 44 2|        
  Luleå HF J18J18 Allsvenskan4 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Luleå HF U16U16 Region- - -- -|        
  NorrbottenTV-Pucken6 8 513 4|        
  Luleå HF U16U16 SM3 5 38 6|        
  Luleå HF J18J18 Region14 8 2028 6|        
  Luleå HF J18J18 Allsvenskan18 7 1017 22|Playoffs5 2 02
  Luleå HF J20J20 Nationell1 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr9 2 13 14|        
 2017-2018 Luleå HF J18J18 Region1 0 00 12|        
  Luleå HF J18J18 Allsvenskan4 4 26 4|Playoffs3 2 13
  Luleå HF J20J20 Nationell41 8 1422 50|Playoffs8 3 36
  Sweden U17WHC-175 0 00 6|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr13 2 35 6|        
 2018-2019 Luleå HF J20J20 Nationell31 27 1946 78|Playoffs3 0 33
  Luleå HFSHL15 2 35 2|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr8 2 35 6|        
 2019-2020 Luleå HF J20J20 Nationell4 4 26 2|        
  Luleå HFChampions HL11 4 26 4|        
  Luleå HFSHL45 4 913 16|        
 2020-2021 Luleå HFSHL3 0 00 4|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|