Since the Edmonton Oilers assigned Jonas Gustavsson to the Bakersfield Condors, he has been working on his game. Apparently, he’s added some offensive edge as well.
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The Condors defeated the San Diego Gulls 5-1 on Friday, but not without Gustavsson scoring a goal.
With about three minutes left to play, Gulls left winger Kalle Kossila passed the puck to Shea Theodore.
The puck went over his stick and went all the way down the ice, resulting in yet another goal for the Condors. However, Gustavsson was the last player to touch the puck, and got the goal without shooting. This resulted in a sure win for Bakersfield, who is still vying for a spot in the Calder Cup playoffs.
He is the 12th goaltender in AHL history to score a goal, and the fifth to score without shooting the puck. Here’s the goal for those who missed it.
According to Gustavsson, he didn’t even realize he scored when it happened.
“Had no idea it was mine at first to be honest,” Gustavsson told Condors PR. “When it happened I was just thinking, who would get it, who was the last one to touch it.”
The Swedish netminder has played 15 games with the Condors, going 7-5-1 and posting a 2.31 GAA, .920 save percentage and a single shutout. He signed a one-year contract with the Oilers in the offseason, but struggled as the backup goaltender. He played seven NHL games this year, posting a 3.10 GAA and .878 save mark.
Edmonton assigned Gustavsson to the Condors on Jan. 11, and called upon Laurent Brossoit to serve as the #2 goaltender to Cam Talbot.