Friday, May 01, 2009

Jonas Gustavsson at the Worlds

Brian Burke has made it clear that he is pursing Swedish free agent goalie Jonas Gustavsson. Last month, Gustavsson, led his Farjestad team to the championship, losing just once in the playoffs, registering five shutouts and finishing the post-season with a .961 save percentage, less than a single percentage point behind Henrik Lundqvist's 2005 record.

Right now he is one of 3 goalies the Swede brought to the World Championships. His numbers there may you wonder about how ready he is for the NHL. His goals against average is 4.90 and his save percentage is .873. Although he had a strong game against the Austrian, he game up 5 goals against the Americans and 3 goals in just over half a game against the Russians.

Sounds like another long term project for the Leafs if they sign him.