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Gustaf Westlund

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Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 175
  • Hometown Stockholm, Sweden
  • Junior Team Lincoln Stars (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • 2019 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Voted team’s 2019 Freshman of the Year

2018-19 (Freshman Season)

  • Named to Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Fourth on team with 14 assists and eighth with 19 points; played in 25 games, missing nine with injury; point in 13 of his last 21 games
  • 5-10-15 line in B1G games to tie for second in points among league freshmen; In all games was sixth among B1G freshmen in scoring
  • Five points in sweep at Penn State Jan. 18-19, with three goals and two assists; two goals in game one and 1-2-3 line in game two
  • Scored first two career goals and had an assist for career-best three points at Michigan State Jan. 4
  • Three assists in series vs. Wisconsin Nov. 16-17; Two helpers in first game for first career multiple-point outing
  • Assist vs. UMass Oct. 19 for first career point
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Teammates  voted him the squad’s Rookie of the Year

NHL

  • Participated in Florida Panthers development camp in Summer 2018 as a free agent invitee

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played with Lincoln in the USHL for last two seasons of junior hockey
  • Notched 39 points in 58 games in 2017-18, with 12 goals and 27 assists
  • Saw action in 59 USHL games in 2016-17 and had an 8-27-35 line
  • Spent first season in the United States playing for The Gunnery Prep High School in Connecticut in 2015-16 and had 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points in 31 games; Squad won 2016 New England Elite Eight Championship
  • In Sweden, skated with SDE growing up and with AIK in 2013-14 before moving to prep school in the U.S.
  • Also played soccer and tennis, earned New England All-Star Team honors
  • Graduated from University of Nebraska High School in 2017

Personal

  • Born in Paris
  • Son of Anders Westlund and Helena Borglund
  • Has two younger siblings, Fredrik and Ellen
  • Has worked as a soccer, tennis and hockey coach
  • Says grandmother has had a great impact on him “She pursued her goals even though she was told she could not.”
  • Favorite player is Pavel Datsyuk because “I like the way he plays and his shootout moves.”
  • Pick one – Movies: Harry Potter; Television show – How I Met Your Mother; Music – Avicii; Professional team – Chicago Bulls; Athlete – Zlatan Ibrahimović; Homecooked meal – Swedish pancakes; Celebrity – Robert Downey Jr.; Snack food – Twizzlers; Ice cream flavor – cookie dough; Sports other than hockey – soccer and tennis; Vacation spot – Torekov, Sweden; Rink – Stockhagens IP; Book – The Morning Dip

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