Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Erik Gustafsson
Erik Gustafsson was born on March 14, 1992, in Nynäshamn, Sweden. A solid defenceman in his homeland for Djurgårdens IF, Gustafsson was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. After two seasons with Frölunda HC of the SHL, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks on April 30, 2015.

Gustafsson would split time during his first season in North America between the Blackhawks and their AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. In 41 games for the Blackhawks he posted 14 assists, while adding three goals and 11 assists at the AHL level.

Gustafsson would also get his first taste of playoff action during the 2015-16 campaign, suiting up in five post-season games for the Blackhawks.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2008-09 Djurgardens IF Stockholm U18 Swe-U18 33 2 8 10 22 2 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 24 0 8 8 26
2009-10 Djurgardens IF Stockholm U18 Swe-U18 27 7 13 20 54 3 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 38 2 21 23 104 4 0 1 1 6
2011-12 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 21 3 11 14 14
2011-12 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 41 3 4 7 16
2011-12 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden-Q 10 0 1 1 6
2012-13 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden-2 55 8 16 24 82
2013-14 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 2 18 20 16
2014-15 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 55 4 25 29 22 12 1 2 3 31
2015-16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 41 0 14 14 4 +11 5 0 1 1 0
2015-16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 27 3 8 11 38 +1
2015-16 Sweden WC-A 8 0 2 2 0 -1
2016-17 Rockford IceHogs AHL 68 5 25 39 40 -27
NHL Totals 41 0 14 14 4 5 0 1 1 0


Signed as a free agent by Chicago, April 30, 2015.
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