Filip Gustavsson

Minneapolis, Minnesota – SAINT PAUL Goaltender Filip Gustavsson has been traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for goaltender Cam Talbot, according to Wild General Manager Bill Guerin.

Last season, Gustavsson, 24, played in 18 games (16 starts) for Ottawa, going 5-12-1 with a 3.55 GAA and a.892 save percentage (SV percent ). With the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL), the 6-foot-3, 193-pound product of Skelleftea, Sweden played 20 games, going 11-6-1 with a 2.50 GAA, a.915 SV percentage, and two shutouts. In addition, he appeared in two Calder Cup Playoff games for the Belleville Senators. In eight NHL games (six starts), Gustavsson had a 5-1-2 record with a 2.16 GAA and a.933 save percentage.

He made his NHL debut as a substitute against the Vancouver Canucks on March 17, 2021, and made his first start against the Calgary Flames on March 24, 2021, where he made 35 of 36 saves. With the Ottawa Senators, Gustavsson is 10-13-3 with a 3.12 GAA and 905 SV% in 27 NHL appearances (23 starts). With Belleville, he has gone 45-39-7 with a 3.06 GAA, an 89.8 SV percentage, and four shutouts in 95 AHL games.

He compiled a 4-1 record with a 1.81 goals-against average and a.924 save percentage in five games in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden. When it came time for awards, Gustavsson walked away with three of them: best goaltender of the tournament, all-star team selection, and an all-star team selection.

He was also Sweden’s third goaltender in the 2018 IIHF World Hockey Championship and appeared in a single game at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Gustavsson led Sweden to a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF Under-18 World Championship by going 3-1 with a 2.70 GAA and a.906 SV% in four games.

Second round (55th overall) selection of Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL Draft 2016. There were 51 wins, nine losses, and five shutouts for Talbot during his two seasons with the Wild.

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