Erik Gustafsson (ice hockey, born 1988)

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Erik Gustafsson
Erik Gustafsson (Philadelphia Flyers, 5 April 2011).jpg
Born (1988-12-15) December 15, 1988 (age 25)
Kvissleby, Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers
Avangard Omsk
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Competitor for  Sweden
World Championships
Gold 2013 Sweden/Finland
Bronze 2014 Minsk

Erik Gustafsson (born December 15, 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who plays in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career[edit]

Gustafsson signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on March 31, 2010, after playing three seasons of collegiate hockey with Northern Michigan.[1] Gustafsson made his NHL debut on February 26, 2011, against the Ottawa Senators, subbing for Chris Pronger who was out with a bruised right hand.[2]

Gustafsson scored his first career NHL goal against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres on February 16, 2012.

Following the 2013–14 NHL season, Gustafsson signed with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Timrå IK U18 Swe U18 14 4 2 6 12
2005–06 Timrå IK U18 Swe U18 8 2 1 3 8 3 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Timrå IK Jr. J20 38 3 4 7 26 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Timrå IK Jr. J20 41 7 13 20 93 3 0 0 0 14
2007–08 Northern Michigan Wildcats CCHA 44 0 27 27 12
2008–09 Northern Michigan Wildcats CCHA 40 4 30 34 10
2009–10 Northern Michigan Wildcats CCHA 39 3 29 32 26
2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 5 2 5 7 0
2010–11 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 72 5 44 49 14
2010–11 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 4
2011–12 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 28 1 16 17 14
2011–12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 30 1 4 5 2 7 1 1 2 2
2012–13 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 39 5 17 22 37
2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 27 3 5 8 2
2013–14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 31 2 8 10 6 2 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 91 6 17 23 14 9 2 1 3 4

International[edit]

Erik Gustafsson
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2014 Minsk
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden WC Gold medal icon.svg 10 1 1 2 2
2014 Sweden WC Bronze medal icon.svg 8 0 1 1 6
Senior totals 18 1 2 3 8

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2007–08
All-CCHA First Team 2008–09
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman 2008–09
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2008–09
All-CCHA First Team 2009–10
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman 2009–10
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2009–10
All-CCHA Tournament Team 2010
AHL All-Rookie Team 2010–11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flyers Sign Defenseman Gustafsson". Philadelphia Flyers. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  2. ^ Tim Panaccio (2011-02-26). "Flyers squander early lead, fall to lowly Senators". CSNPhilly.com. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  3. ^ Pettersson, Robert (May 16, 2014). "Svenske VM-backen klar för Avangard Omsk" (in Swedish). hockeysverige.se. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tyler Eckford
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
2008–09
2009–10
Succeeded by
Torey Krug