Gustaf Westlund


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 185
  • Hometown Stockholm, Sweden
  • Junior Team Lincoln Stars (USHL)

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Twitter: @gustafwestlund
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  • Participated in Florida Panthers development camp in Summer 2018 and camp with the Vegas Golden Knights in Summer 2019 as a free agent invitee

Ohio State Career

  • Returned for fifth year in 2022-23
  • In second year as a team captain as a senior and was an alternate captain as a junior
  • Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten pick
  • 2019 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Voted team’s 2019 Rookie of the Year
  • Member of Buckeyes’ 2019 Big Ten regular season championship squad
  • Entered fifth year with 31 goals, 39 assists and 70 points in 119 games played

2022-23 (Fifth Year, through Jan. 1)

  • Played in first five games of the year, with a goal and an assist
  • Injured in first game at UConn Oct. 14 and has not played since that night

2021-22 (Senior Season)

  • Senior CLASS Award Top 20 candidate
  • Fourth on team with eight goals, adding eight assists for 16 points while playing in all 37 games
  • Two-point night at Michigan Feb. 18 with a goal and an assist
  • Scored overtime winner vs. Bowling Green Dec. 16 and also had an assist in the game
  • Two-point night at Bentley Oct. 9 with a goal and a helper; +3 in the win
  • Tallied in back-to-back games vs. Michigan State Oct. 30 and Penn State Nov. 5 (power play)
  • Also scored at Minnesota Nov. 12 and at Wisconsin Jan. 8
  • Goal in game one and assist in game two vs. LIU Dec. 31-Jan. 1
  • Assist in game one at Mercyhurst Nov. 26, in opener at Notre Dame Dec. 3, vs. Michigan Dec. 11 and at Penn State Jan. 29
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honors

2020-21 (Junior Season)

  • Skated in 23 games, with six goals and three assists for nine points; tied for second on squad in goals
  • Eighth in Big Ten with 3.09 shots on goal per game
  • Scored Nov. 23 at Minnesota, Nov. 29 vs. Michigan State, Dec. 3 vs. Wisconsin, Feb. 19 vs. Michigan, Feb. 26 at Wisconsin and March 4 vs. Arizona State
  • Two-point game vs. Wisconsin Dec. 3 with a goal and an assist
  • Helper at Notre Dame Dec. 13 and vs. Arizona State Dec. 17
  • Career-high 11 shots vs. Wisconsin Dec. 4, tying for second-most for a Buckeye since at least 1999-00 and the most since Tanner Laczynski had 11 Dec. 1, 2018 at Minnesota
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree

2019-20 (Sophomore Season)

  • Third on team with 12 goals, tied for second with 14 assists and tied for third with 26 points; career highs for goals and points, matching career best for helpers
  • Played in 34 games, missing Nov. 2 vs. Michigan and Feb. 8 vs. Penn State with injury
  • Seven multiple point games
  • Tied for ninth in B1G in goals and tied for 15th in points
  • +9 rating to tie for fifth on squad
  • Four gamewinning goals to tie for 10th in the NCAA and share the Big Ten lead
  • Goal in each game vs. Notre Dame Jan. 17-18; tied game one with extra attacker score with 1:05 remaining and tallied gamewinner in game two
  • Two assists vs. Colgate Dec. 27
  • Four-game goal-scoring streak Nov. 9-30
  • Two points (G/A) in each game at Penn State Nov. 22-23; scored third period gamewinner in game two
  • Four goals and five points at Mercyhurst Oct. 25-26; two goals in each game and had an assist in game one; +3 in the series
  • Two assists vs. Omaha Oct. 18
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

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

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


  • 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
  • Economics major
  • 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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