Per Gustafsson

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Per Gustafsson
Per Gustafsson.jpg
Born (1970-06-04) June 4, 1970 (age 44)
Oskarshamn, SWE
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for SEL
HV71
NHL
Florida Panthers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 261st overall, 1994
Florida Panthers
Playing career 1988–2010
Per Gustafsson
Medal record
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2003 Finland Ice Hockey
Elitserien
Silver 2009 Team
Gold 2008 Team
Gold 2004 Team
Gold 1995 Team

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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[edit]

  • 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.

Records[edit]

  • 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)

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 HV71 SEL 14 1 4 5 8 3 0 0 0 2
1989–90 HV71 SEL 27 4 3 7 16
1990–91 HV71 SEL 31 3 5 8 16 2 0 0 0 4
1991–92 HV71 SEL 39 9 7 16 22 3 0 0 0 0
1992–93 HV71 SEL 40 6 3 9 28
1993–94 HV71 SEL 34 9 7 16 10
1994–95 HV71 SEL 38 8 6 14 14 13 7 5 12 8
1995–96 HV71 SEL 34 8 13 21 12 4 3 1 4 2
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 58 7 22 29 22
1997–98 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 25 7 18 25 10
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 22 1 4 5 10
1997–98 Ottawa Senators NHL 9 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 HV71 SEL 50 12 16 28 52
1999–00 HV71 SEL 40 6 15 21 47 6 1 4 5 10
2000–01 HV71 SEL 48 9 18 27 46
2001–02 HV71 SEL 46 6 9 15 20 8 1 2 3 12
2002–03 HV71 SEL 15 2 6 8 6 7 0 3 3 0
2003–04 HV71 SEL 32 4 23 27 32 14 0 5 5 8
2004–05 HV71 SEL 46 9 15 24 44
2005–06 HV71 SEL 48 6 25 31 48 12 1 5 6 16
2006–07 HV71 SEL 52 7 18 25 56 14 4 3 7 20
2007–08 HV71 SEL 38 3 7 10 28 14 1 1 2 6
2008–09 HV71 SEL 49 9 18 27 42 15 0 2 2 16
SEL totals 725 120 217 337 551 115 18 31 49 104
AHL totals 25 7 18 25 10
NHL totals 89 8 27 35 38 1 0 0 0 0

International play[edit]

Gustafsson made his debut in the Swedish national team on April 12, 1992, in Moscow in a match against the Russian national team. He has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Sweden WC 6 2 2 4 2
2003 Sweden WC 3 0 0 0 0
Senior Int'l totals 9 2 2 4 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Per Gustafsson". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2006-07-23. 
  2. ^ "FLEST SPELADE MATCHER FÖR HV71". HV71.se (in Swedish). HV71. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 

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