David Gustafsson is a 6’1 196 lbs left shooting centre from Sweden who played for HV71.
Rankings ahead of draft:
Ranked #106 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM
Ranked #43 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
Ranked #44 by ISS HOCKEY
Ranked #50 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #24 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters)
Ranked #64 by TSN/McKenzie
Elite Prospects adds:
Hardworking two-way player with good size. Strong with good reach and hockey sense. Not the fastest of skaters, Gustafsson is still a great team player who can be used in most situations. Somewhat limited scoring ability, but has shown great role player qualities
Gustafsson, 18, tallied 12 points (6G, 6A) in 45 games with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League last season. He also had five points (1G, 4A) for HV71 U20 in the SuperElit League and four points (2G, 2A) in one game with HV71 U18. Internationally, Gustafsson won a bronze medal at the 2018 U18 World Championship playing for Sweden, racking up seven points (2G, 5A) in seven games.
Here is our chat with him on today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Here is his chat with the media following selection in Dallas:
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