27-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent
Erik Gustafsson Contract Information:
Signed with Avangard Omsk of the KHL in May 2014.
Gustafsson will play in the KHL next season, leaving the Flyers with a hole to fill in the defensive rotation, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi reports.
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Gustafsson's eight points were good enough for third-best among Flyers defensemen last season. He's likely cemented his spot in the Flyers' third pairing, and could add value in some deeper leagues.
Gustaffson saw some time with the Flyers last season but he posted the second-most points among Adirondack (AHL) defensemen with a solid 17 in 28 games. He managed five points in 30 contests with the Flyers last year and will look to improve on those numbers this season. Expect him to bounce around between the AHL and NHL for the majority of this campaign, but he does have some offensive upside; those in deep keeper leagues should take note of Gustafsson's role within the Philadelphia organization.
Gustafsson appeared in just three games for the Flyers a season ago, but figures to be in the NHL mix this year. He's a solid distributor and figures to be an everyday player in the near future, though he could end up bouncing between the professional ranks this season.