Erik Gustafsson
Erik Gustafsson
29-Year-Old DefensemanD
Montreal Canadiens
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Gustafsson started the 2019-20 campaign with the Blackhawks, totaling six goals and 26 points in 59 games before being dealt to the Flames at the trade deadline, where he added three helpers in seven regular-season contests and four apples in 10 postseason tilts. The 28-year-old Swede joined the Flyers on a one-year deal this offseason, and he's expected to settle into a top-four role and a spot on the second power-play unit with his new club in 2020-21. Gustafsson should be able to produce at around a 35-point pace with Philadelphia during the upcoming campaign, a third of which should come with the man advantage, but that won't make him anything more than a fringe bench option in most fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Flyers in October of 2020. Traded to the Canadiens in April of 2021.
Practices with new team
DMontreal Canadiens
April 21, 2021
Gustafsson cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols and practiced with the Canadiens for the first time Wednesday.
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Gustafsson isn't expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with Edmonton, but he could make his Montreal debut soon. He picked up 10 points in 24 games with the Flyers before being dealt to the Canadiens at the trade deadline.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:24
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:27
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
22:35
3:02
0:07
2019–20
18:01
1:41
0:00
2019–20
20:40
2:49
0:12
2020–21
17:24
2:27
0:01
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Gustafsson exploded last season, setting career highs in goals (17), assists (43), shots on goal (160) and power-play points (18) while averaging 22:35 of ice time in 79 appearances. The 27-year-old Swede was unable to gain the trust of former coach Joel Quenneville during his first three seasons in Chicago, appearing in just 76 NHL contests over that span, but rookie head coach Jeremy Colliton was far more willing to forgive Gustafsson's defensive lapses last year in order to utilize his strengths (quarterbacking the power play and joining the attack on the rush. That leap of faith paid dividends, and allowed Gustafsson to emerge as one of the NHL's top offensive-minded blueliners. The 2012 fourth-round pick finished sixth among all defensemen in scoring last campaign, and there's no reason to believe he won't be able to put up similar numbers in 2019-20. The fact that Gustafsson's set to become an unrestricted free agent ahead of the 2020-21 season is a bit of a concern from a fantasy standpoint, as the Blackhawks may be tempted to move him at the trade deadline if they're not in a playoff position, but fantasy owners shouldn't let that hypothetical deter them from snagging the left-handed rearguard as a high-end No.2 option during this year's drafts.
Gustafsson only appeared in 35 games with the Blackhawks last season, but he was pretty productive over that span, picking up five goals and 16 points while averaging 18:33 of ice time per contest. The 2012 fourth-round pick appears poised to slot into a middle-pairing role this campaign, and if he's given opportunities to contribute on the power play, he could realistically eclipse the 40-point mark, making him a fine depth addition to most fantasy rosters.
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Traded to Montreal
DMontreal Canadiens
Not Injury Related
April 12, 2021
The Canadiens acquired Gustafsson from the Flyers via trade Monday for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
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Nabs first goal of 2020-21
DPhiladelphia Flyers
February 24, 2021
Gustafsson registered a goal and an assist with two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.
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Finding offensive touch again
DPhiladelphia Flyers
January 28, 2021
Gustafsson dished out a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Devils.
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Two PP helpers in Flyers debut
DPhiladelphia Flyers
January 13, 2021
Gustafsson notched two power-play assists in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.
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Inks one-year contract
DPhiladelphia Flyers
October 12, 2020
Gustafsson signed a one-year, $3 million deal with Philadelphia on Monday.
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