Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Jonas Gustavsson
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POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
CATCHES: Left
WEIGHT: 212
BIRTHDATE: 10/24/1984
AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Danderyd, SWE
DRAFTED: undrafted
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 7, 2009. Traded to Winnipeg by Toronto for future considerations, June 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2012.
Jonas Gustavsson was born on October 24, 1984. "The Monster" as he is called, was the top goaltender in the Swedish Elite League before signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer of 2009.

A heart ailment slowed down much of Gustavsson's first year in the NHL, limiting him to just 42 games for the club, but his 2.87 goals against average, on a club that finished 29th in the league was enough to earn him a spot on the Swedish team at 2010 Olympic Winter Games being held in Vancouver.

Following his rookie season Gustavsson was nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy, awarded for "perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey".

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame