Friday, 18 March 2011

Gustafsson Adding Offence to Wheat Kings' Cause

Hampus Gustafsson says it feels great to be contributing to the Brandon Wheat Kings' offence.

The 19-year old right-winger has goals in three straight games, and six points over a five-game point scoring streak entering Friday's contest in Moose Jaw.

"The puck has been going in for me lately," says Gustafsson, who endured 13 and 18-game goalless droughts earlier this season, "I've kind of been hitting the net, wasn't doing that before. I've been a little bit lucky too but, like I said, just hitting the net has been helping me out a lot."

The fact Gustafsson and his linemates David Toews and Paul Ciarelli

"It's helping the team a lot. Sometimes, if the first two lines aren't having a good night, the fourth line or third line might get a couple of goals in," says Gustafsson, who plays the point on Brandon's second power-play unit, "It's something that the coach wants is to have everyone contributing somehow."

Gustafsson has 9 goals and 35 points in 62 games with the Wheat Kings since being acquired from the Regina Pats back on October 8.

Those totals surpass his overall offensive production from his rookie season with Regina (14-19-33 in 61 GP).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hampus is awesome and never should have been dealt from Regina. But good for him that he was because now he's in the playoffs and wouldn't be if he had stayed in Regina.