Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Derek Gustafson
Derek Gustafson was born June 21, 1979 in Gresham, Oregon. A graduate of the BCJHL's Vernon Vipers, Gustafson enrolled at St. Lawrence University in the fall of 1999 where in his freshman year, was named ECAC Rookie-of-the-Year, ECAC Second Team All Conference, MVP of the ECAC Tournament and MVP of the NCAA East Regional.

Undrafted, Gustafson played only one year at SLU, opting to sign as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild in the summer of 2000. Coming off a record year at SLU, the young netminder spent the better part of his first pro season with the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks and ECHL's Jackson Bandits while suiting up for four games with the Wild.

Over the course of the next two seasons, Gustafson saw limited action with the Wild, spending most of his time with the team's AHL affiliate in Houston, along with a brief stint with the ECHL's Louisiana IceGators.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1995-96 Seattle Ironmen Minor-BC 16 0 3.02
1996-97 Vernon Vipers BCHL 23 0 3.38
1997-98 Vernon Vipers BCHL 42 27 13 2 1 3.81 6 2 1 0 0 3.04
1998-99 Vernon Vipers BCHL 42 39 3 0 3 2.25
1999-00 St. Lawrence University ECAC 24 17 4 2 2 2.07
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL 4 1 3 0 0 2.51
2000-01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 24 14 7 1 2 2.74 2 0 1 0 5.64
2000-01 Jackson Bandits ECHL 7 4 3 0 1 2.23
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
2001-02 Houston Aeros AHL 38 14 13 6 4 2.74 2 0 0 0 2.37
2002-03 Houston Aeros AHL 41 23 14 2 2 2.82
2002-03 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 2 1 1 0 0 4.07
2003-04 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 43 28 14 0 5 2.09 8 4 4 1 2.03
2004-05 Adirondack Frostbite UHL 57 32 18 6 4 2.83 3 0 3 0 2.43
2005-06 Providence Bruins AHL 10 5 3 2 1 2.28 4 2 2 0 4.83
2005-06 Adirondack Frostbite UHL 34 22 7 4 1 2.94
2006-07 Alaska Aces ECHL 43 29 11 3 5 2.37 15 9 6 2 2.36
2007-08 Alaska Aces ECHL 33 12 16 4 1 3.70
NHL Totals 5 1 3 0 0 2.26


BCHL First All-Star Team (1999)
BCHL Interior Top Goaltender (1999)
ECAC Second All-Star Team (2000)
ECAC Rookie of the Year (2000) ECHL Second All-Star Team (2004)
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 9, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Louisiana (ECHL), October 1, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Adirondack (UHL) , July 23, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Providence (AHL) , March 24, 2006.
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