COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Gustaf Wesslau to a one-year, two-way NHL-American Hockey League contract, General Manager Scott Howson announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Wesslau, 25, (pronounced VESS-lauw) played in 32 games for Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League this past season and had a 2.29 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and two shutouts. He ranked second in the league in save percentage and was third in goals-against average. In 15 playoff games, he had a 1.80 goals-against average and .940 save percentage to lead Djurgarden to the Swedish Elite League Finals.
"He had a tremendous season this year with Djurgarden and we are pleased he will begin his North American professional career with the Blue Jackets," Howson said.
A native of Upplands Vasby, Sweden, Wesslau posted a 2.79 goals-against average and six shutouts in 151 career games with AIK, Malmo, Almtuna, Boras and Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League.
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