Johan Gustafsson

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Johan Gustafsson
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Born (1992-02-28) February 28, 1992 (age 25)
Köping, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
SHL team
Former teams
Frölunda HC
Färjestad BK
Luleå HF
Iowa Wild
NHL Draft 159th overall, 2010
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2009–present

Johan Gustafsson (born 28 February 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Frölunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Johan played for Västerås HK in the 2010–11 season,[1] with Luleå HF for the next two seasons[2] and has also played 3 SHL games with Färjestad BK. He was drafted 159th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

After an SHL rookie season where Gustafsson had five shutouts in his first 20 games with Luleå he was nominated for the 2011–12 SHL Rookie of the Year award.[3]

Approaching the deadline to retain Gustafsson rights, the Wild signed Gustafsson to a three-year, entry-level contract in May 2012.[4] He was returned on loan to Luleå for the first year of his contract. In his first North American season, Gustafsson was assigned to American Hockey League affiliate, the Iowa Wild.

Over the duration of his tenure with the Wild, Gustafsson was recalled to the NHL, however never appeared in a game.

On May 4, 2015, as an impending restricted free agent, Gustafsson opted to return to his native Sweden and will play for Frölunda HC of the SHL.[5][6]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sweden/Finland
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Calgary
IIHF World U18 Championships
Silver medal – second place 2010 Minsk

Gustafsson was Sweden's starting goalie in the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships where the team won the silver medal. Gustafsson was part of the Gold medal winning Swedish 2013 World Championship team, however was unable to feature in any game.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2009–10 Färjestad BK SEL 3 136 9 0 3.96 .868
2009–10 Skåre BK Div.1 26 2.86 .894
2010–11 Västerås HK Allsv 26 1510 58 2 2.30 .911
2011–12 Luleå HF SEL 29 18 9 0 1754 51 6 1.74 .929 3 1 2 179 10 0 3.36 .884
2012–13 Luleå HF SEL 33 20 13 0 2016 57 4 1.70 .932 15 8 7 946 32 0 2.03 .925
2013–14 Iowa Wild AHL 40 12 20 4 2253 112 1 2.98 .903
2014–15 Iowa Wild AHL 35 8 22 1 1842 107 0 3.48 .893
2014–15 Alaska Aces ECHL 5 4 1 0 304 15 0 2.96 .899
2015–16 Frölunda HC SHL 22 10 9 0 1157 51 1 2.65 .883 9 6 2 506 19 0 2.25 .920
2016–17 Frölunda HC SHL 38 22 13 0 2074 73 2 2.11 .917 14 7 7 804 34 2 2.54 .904
AHL totals 75 20 42 5 4095 219 1 3.23 .899

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2009 Sweden WJC18 5th 2 2 0 0 120 2 1 1.00 .964
2010 Sweden WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 3 1 0 238 8 0 2.02 .918
2012 Sweden WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0 0 327 12 1 2.20 .888
Junior totals 11 10 1 0 685 22 2 1.92 .916

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
SHL
Rookie of the Year nominee 2012
Le Mat trophy (Frölunda HC) 2016 [7]
CHL
Champions (Frölunda HC) 2016, 2017 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VIK värvar målvakt" (in Swedish). Västerås IK. 2010-05-29. Archived from the original on 2010-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Landslagsmålvakt till Norrbotten" (in Swedish). Luleå Hockey. 2011-04-22. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Årets Rookie: Johan Gustafsson kandidat tre". Hockeyligan.se (in Swedish). 20 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Minnesota Wild sign Goaltender Johan Gustafsson". ESPN. 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Johan Gustafsson är nu klar för Frölunda". Expressen.se. May 4, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wild goalie Gustafsson joins Swedish League team". NBC Sports. 2015-05-04. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  7. ^ "Frolunda Swedish champions for 2015/16" (in Swedish). norran.se. 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  8. ^ Gustav Orbring (2017-02-07). "Frölunda win CHL for second year running" (in Swedish). SVTSport.se. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 

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