The 20 year old forward was traded to the Silvertips for a 6th round draft pick in 2010,and a 3rd round draft pick in 2011. That is quite the return for a 20 year old and rightfully so because he was a big part of the 49 win team last season.
It was obviously just a numbers game and someone had to go. Now with this move I am not sure how one team would go about acquiring Hampus Gustafsson but it also must be a team with an import spot to fill. The possible locations for Gustafsson to go are: Calgary,Swift Current(although not the smartest place to send him) Medicine Hat,Kelowna,(Saskatoon product Cody Ito now plays for them) and Seattle.
So I think that realistically there are 4 possibilities where Gustafsson could end up: Calgary,Kelowna,Seattle,and Medicine Hat. Or he could just bolt back home to Sweden,but I would like to see him play somewhere in the WHL because I think he has great potential.
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