Gustavsson narrows NHL search: report
Prized free agent goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has narrowed down his search for an NHL destination to two clubs, according to a report Sunday in a Swedish newspaper.
Gustavsson, 24, is considering the Dallas Stars and the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to Aftonbladet. He visited both clubs nearly two weeks ago, as well as the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks.
Gustavsson has played with Farjestad in the Swedish Elite League the past two seasons. The team won the league championship in April, and he went on to play for his country at the world championships the following month.
The Dallas roster includes several Swedes that Gustavsson has played with previously, including Loui Eriksson, Fabian Brunnstrom, and Nicklas Grossman.
Toronto, meanwhile, recently hired goaltending guru François Allaire, who has worked with Gustavsson in the past.
The six-foot-three Gustavsson went undrafted by the NHL and can be signed to a maximum base salary of $875,000 US.