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Erik Gustafsson
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Born December 15, 1988 (1988-12-15) (age 30)
Kvissleby, Sweden
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
Kloten Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers
Avangard Omsk
National team Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Erik Gustafsson (born December 15, 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for Kloten Flyers of the National League A (NLA).

He previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing CareerEdit

On March 31, 2010, Erik signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers after playing three seasons of collegiate hockey with Northern Michigan.

He made his NHL debut on February 26, 2011 against the Ottawa Senators, subbing for Chris Pronger, who was out with a bruised right hand.

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

Following the 2013–14 NHL season, Erik signed with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.

In the 2014–15 season, he immediately established himself amongst the blueline with Omsk, finishing second among defenseman with 22 points in 56 games.

Despite early interest in the off-season from the NHL, on July 17, 2015, Erik left Omsk as a free agent to sign a one-year contract with Swiss club, Kloten Flyers of the NLA.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
2014–15 Avangard Omsk KHL 56 6 16 22 18 12 0 3 3 6
NHL totals 91 6 17 23 14 9 2 1 3 4

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Template:Country data SWE
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2013 Sweden/Finland
Bronze 2014 Minsk
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden WC Template:Goca 10 1 1 2 2
2014 Sweden WC Template:Brca 8 0 1 1 6
Senior totals 18 1 2 3 8

Awards & AchievementsEdit

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