Erik Gustafsson
Erik Gustafsson
28-Year-Old DefensemanD
Calgary Flames
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year contract extension with the Blackhawks in March 2018.
Contributes helper
DCalgary Flames
August 6, 2020
Gustafsson posted an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Jets in Game 4.
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The helper was Gustafsson's second in as many games and third in the series. The Swede went plus-2 with nine shots on goal in four games versus the Jets.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    20:40
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:49
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:12
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:01
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:41
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
18:33
1:25
0:02
2018–19
22:35
3:02
0:07
2019–20
20:40
2:49
0:12
2019–20
18:01
1:41
0:00
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Supplies assist Tuesday
DCalgary Flames
August 4, 2020
Gustafsson notched a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Jets in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
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Gathers power-play helper
DCalgary Flames
March 8, 2020
Gustafsson provided a power-play assist, two shots on goal and three blocked shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
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Draws assist in loss
DCalgary Flames
February 29, 2020
Gustafsson notched an assist in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Lightning.
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Notches power-play helper
DCalgary Flames
February 25, 2020
Gustafsson posted a power-play assist and two hits in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Bruins.
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Acquired by Calgary
DCalgary Flames
February 24, 2020
Chicago traded Gustafsson to the Flames on Monday for a 2020 third-round pick, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
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