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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Filip Gustavsson

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Goalie
  • Date of birth: June 7, 1998
  • Catches: Left
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 184 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Lulea Jr., SWEDEN-JR.

Scouting Report

"Gustavsson is a classically trained Swedish goalie who has the components to be a franchise goaltender, but saw some dips in confidence during the year. His season boils down to excellent play everywhere else except in his primary league (J20). After Team Sweden barely beat Team Latvia and lost to Team USA, his addition to the lineup at the WJC U18 energized them to a 4 game win streak including a semifinal win over Team Canada. One of Gustavsson’s long standing trademarks has been his repeated save ability from close range in a laterally shot stuffing manner. He has a competitive blocker, and his stand up skating patterns are well developed." - Anthony Mauro, DraftBuzz Hockey

Profile

  • Won the TV-Pucken Best Goaltender award in 2013-14
  • Won a silver medal with Sweden at the 2015-16 Hlinka Memorial Tournament where he posted a GAA of 2.11 and a save % of .950 in 5 games.
  • Was named Best Goaltender at the U-18 World Junior Championship we he won a silver medal with Team Sweden.
  • Plans to return to Luleå HF J20 (SuperElit) / Luleå HF (SHL) next season.

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