This week Swedish hockey club Tingsryds AIF announced that Winnipeg Jets forward David Gustafsson has had his loan agreement extended past its originally set November timeframe. The Jets’ former second round selection (60th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has been with Tingsryds for the duration of the 2020-21 Allsvenskan season.
Originally following suit of that of other European prospects, the 20-year-old opted to remain in his hometown, while suiting up for the program with which he was raised. Thus far, the Jets centreman has compiled seven goals and 17 points in just 16 games, putting him third in team scoring and operating at over a point-per-game rate.
“We are glad to have extended David who’s short-term contract loan was about to expire following the conclusion of the month of November,” said Tingsryds head coach Magnus Bogren in a team-issued press release. “David will remain with us for this given time, but his NHL club Winnipeg Jets will be able to recall him, as is their right at any time now.”
Gustafsson split the 2019-20 season with the Jets and Manitoba Moose, playing in his first season ‘overseas’ from Europe. He scored his first NHL goal a year from Friday, November 27, and also earned two goals and seven points in 13 AHL contests. Gustafsson played for Sweden at the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship, where he put up one goal and four points in seven games.