June 4, 1970 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||261st overall, 1994
|Competitor for Sweden|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Silver||2003 Finland||Ice Hockey|
Per Tage Gustafsson (born June 4, 1970) is a Swedish ice hockey defenceman who played over 700 games for HV71 in the Swedish Elitserien. He is a three-times Swedish champion and a World Championship silver medalist. In the late 1990s he played in the NHL for Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, totalling 35 points in 89 games.
Gustafsson is an established two-way defenceman with an accurate shot. He has got good vision for the game and is one of the best power play players in Sweden. He has been unfortunate with injuries during his career but has always made comebacks.
Gustafsson was drafted in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by Florida Panthers with their 11th pick, 261st overall. He only played two seasons, 1996–97 and 1997–98, in the NHL and AHL. Playing for Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, he totalled 89 games for 35 points (8 goals and 27 assists).
Pelle G, as he is called by the fans, has played for HV71, where is also assistant captain, for 18 seasons (as of 2008) and is one of the best defencemen in the club's history. He has the club record for most played regular season and playoff games.
In Elitserien season 1991–92 Gustafsson scored a goal against Luleå HF just after six seconds, which is still (as of 2008) Elitserien's record for fastest goal.
Awards and achievements
- Swedish Champion with HV71 in 1995, 2004 and 2008.
- Named to the Swedish All-Star Team in 1996 and 2004.
- Silver medal at the 2003 World Championship.
- Played in the Elitserien All-Star Game in 2000 and 2001.
- Elitserien playoff silver medal with HV71 in 2009.
- HV71's club defenceman record for seasons (16)
- HV71's club defenceman record for played playoffs (10)
- HV71's club defenceman record for playoff games (72)
- HV71's club defenceman record for goals in playoffs (13)
- HV71's club defenceman record for assists in playoffs (25)
- HV71's club defenceman record for points in playoffs (38)
- HV71's club defenceman record for power play goals in playoffs (8)
- HV71's club defenceman record for goals in one game, 1991-92 (3)
- Elitserien record for fastest goal, 1991-92 (6 seconds)
- HV71's club defenceman record for goals in one playoff, 1994-95 (7)
- HV71's club defenceman record for points in one playoff, 1994-95 (12)
- HV71's club defenceman record for power play goals in one playoff, 1994-95 (5)
- HV71's club defenceman record for goals in regular season, 1998-99 (12)
- HV71's club defenceman record for power play goals in regular season, 1998-99 (7)
|1997–98||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||25||7||18||25||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||22||1||4||5||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|Senior Int'l totals||9||2||2||4||2|