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Gustafson

Lukas Gustafsson is a two-way defender who locks down his own zone and can contribute offensively from time-to-time. His skating ability and puck control allow him to succeed in the transition game, carrying the puck up and down the ice creating controlled zone exits and entries for his team. He likes to be involved in…

Date of Birth
January 20, 2004
Position
Center
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Ardrossan, AB  
Shoots
Left
Weight
178 lbs
Draft Result
3/79 (VGK)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 10/22 Gustafson Jordan 23719 – Portland vs. Seattle WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Mar 27/22 Gustafson Jordan 23639 – Team White vs. Team Red CHL TPG by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Jan 4/22 Gustafson Jordan 23108 – Seattle vs. Everett WHL by Joshua Frojelin View Report
Dec 19/21 Gustafson Jordan 22937 – Seattle vs. Kelowna WHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Oct 15/21 Gustafson Jordan 22629 – Seattle vs. Spokane WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Seattle Thunderbirds whl 16 7 8 15 0.94 12 6
2021-2022 Seattle Thunderbirds whl 58 23 29 52 0.9 20 16
2020-2021 Seattle Thunderbirds whl 23 4 7 11 0.48 -9 10
2019-2020 Seattle Thunderbirds whl 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
2019-2020 Spruce Grove Saints ajhl 2 0 1 1 0.5 0
July 9, 2022
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July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker
April 5, 2022
FCHockey releases Spring Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
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March 23, 2022
CHL releases results from Top Prospects Game sports combine testing
March 22, 2022
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March 11, 2022
Rosters set for CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft

Lukas Gustafsson is a two-way defender who locks down his own zone and can contribute offensively from time-to-time. His skating ability and puck control allow him to succeed in the transition game, carrying the puck up and down the ice creating controlled zone exits and entries for his team. He likes to be involved in the play, and frequently plays a mistake-free brand of hockey. He’s surprisingly shifty, using head fakes and shoulder dips to avoid defenders when he has the puck on his stick. A patient player, he doesn’t seem to be rattled when the opposing players close in on him. He consistently makes smart plays under pressure and rarely makes an untimely turnover. On the defensive end he keeps everything in front of him, allowing him to consistently see the play and jump in and break up plays in his own zone. The downside in his game is that there’s not one area that he is elite in. He would be considered a safe pick in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft. He has a high floor but low ceiling and would make a serviceable player at the NHL level. He can play anywhere in a team’s bottom-four defense, playing quality minutes at even-strength and would likely be a solid option on the penalty kill. He was passed over in his original draft year, and after a solid post-eligible season in the USHL will likely hear his name called this time around. Two-way defenders who can play quality minutes in multiple scenarios are highly sought after and the fact that he was passed over once shouldn’t be held against him. He will take time to get his game up to NHL level speed but there’s little reason to believe that he won’t carve out a nice career in the NHL even if he won’t ever be a spectacular player.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide