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Gustav
Karlsson

Gustav Karlsson is a mobile winger that always looks for opportunities to put the puck in the net. He’s good at creating chances off the rush. Every time he crosses the offensive blue line with the puck on his stick he looks for passing lanes or a way to challenge the defensive zone coverage to…

Date of Birth
October 31, 2003
Position
Center
Height
6'1"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Örebro, SWE  
Shoots
Left
Weight
165 lbs
Draft Result
6/187 (BUF)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 26/22 Karlsson Gustav 23908 – Rogle J20 vs. Orebro J20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Report
Jan 12/22 Karlsson Gustav 23162 – Orebro J20 vs. Djurgarden J20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Örebro HK shl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022-2023 Örebro HK J20 j20-nationell 23 8 12 20 0.87 -4 10
2021-2022 Örebro HK shl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Örebro HK J20 j20-nationell 41 31 17 48 1.17 23 10
2020-2021 Örebro HK J20 j20-nationell 16 3 4 7 0.44 -1 0
2019-2020 Örebro HK J18 j18-nationell 16 5 3 8 0.5 -6 2
July 9, 2022
Each team’s haul at the 2022 NHL Draft
July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker

Gustav Karlsson is a mobile winger that always looks for opportunities to put the puck in the net. He’s good at creating chances off the rush. Every time he crosses the offensive blue line with the puck on his stick he looks for passing lanes or a way to challenge the defensive zone coverage to create a quality offensive chance. He has an effective shot, both when he releases a quick wrister and when he winds up for a powerful slap shot. Defensively he’s okay, but needs to work on the nuances of his defensive game. At times he can over-pursue the puck, zeroing in on whoever has control of it and allow an opposing player to get open in space. This will be exploited by better competition and if he doesn’t clean it up he may become a bit of a defensive liability when he’s on the ice. He does try to get into shooting and passing lanes, but in that can create gaps in his own coverage by committing too much to one player. His physicality is an issue, purely based on his strength. He’s not a physical player by nature but will need to add weight to his frame so he can easily fight through contact and get to open spaces so he can use his shot to his advantage. He still needs to work more on his skating to reach higher speed over both short and longer distances, too. He has a solid foundation to build on and if he takes a big step next season, he should be on track to eventually fight for an NHL spot in the future. He has the offensive skillset to produce at any level, now it’s up to him to improve on his shortcomings and take his game to another level. He’s a late-round prospect, but if a team gambles on him they will be getting a really intriguing player who brings some offensive pop to their prospect cupboard.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide