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Derek Gustafson
Derek Gustafson
Position Goaltender
Shoots Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
F. Teams
Alaska Aces
Minnesota Wild
Nationality Flag of the United States
Born June 21 1979 (1979-06-21) (age 37),
Gresham, OR, U.S.
Pro Career 2000 – present

Derek Gustafson (born June 21, 1979) was an American professional ice hockey goaltender.

Playing careerEdit

Prior to beginning his professional career, Gustafson was a goaltender for the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints during the 1999-2000 season. This was the third best season in Skating Saints history, and, with Gustafson as the starting goaltender, the team finished at the top of the ECACHL regular season standings, won the ECACHL tournament, and advanced to the NCAA Division I semifinals after defeating Boston University 3-2 in quadruple overtime. This game currently holds the record for the longest game played in the history of the NCAA tournament and is the third longest Men's Division I game ever. Gustafson and BU netminder, Rick DiPietro both broke the (then current) record for most saves in a game.

Undrafted by any NHL team, Gustafson was signed by the Minnesota Wild in 2000. He managed to get into five games with the Wild over two seasons. He spent the rest of his pro career in the minor pros and retired in 2008.

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