Gustav Bouramman
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Gustav Bouramman

Hometown:

Stockholm Sweden

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-01-24

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

7th Round (201st Overall), 2015

Weight:

185 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Gustav Bouramman played for the Nacka club in Stockholm, Sweden, appearing in seven games with the club’s U18 team as a 15-year-old. He had 4 assists and was +6 with 2 penalty minutes in U18 play. Bouramman played for Stockholm 2 in the TV-Pucken tournament for high school players, finishing -4 with no points or penalties in six games. 

2012-13: Bouramman appeared in his first professional game, skating for the Nacka men’s team in the qualification playoffs and played for the club’s U18 team. He skated for Stockholm Syd in the 2013 TV-Pucken tournament, scoring 1 goal and finishing +2 with 6 penalty minutes in four games. 

2013-14: Bouramman moved to Lulea to attend the Norrbotten sport school, playing for the Lulea U20 and U18 teams, and was selected to the Sweden U17 team that competed in the 2014 World Hockey Challenge. In 16 SuperElit league (U20) games he scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was -7 with 12 penalty minutes. An assistant captain for the Lulea U18 squad, he scored 8 goals with 17 assists and was +18 with 12 penalty minutes in 16 regular season games. In five playoff contests he had 3 assists and was -2 with 2 penalty minutes. Bouramman had 1 assist and 8 penalty minutes in five games at the WHC as Sweden finished sixth, falling to Canada Ontario, 6-3, in the fifth-place game. He was selected by Metallurg Novokuznetsk in the third round (133rd overall) in the 2014 KHL Draft and was selected by Sault Ste. Marie in the first round (49th overall) in the 2014 CHL Import Draft. 

2014-15: Bouramman skated for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and was named to the OHL’s All-Rookie team in his first season in North America. In 67 regular season games he scored 5 goals with 39 assists and was +33 with 14 penalty minutes. The Greyhounds finished first in the West Division with the OHL’s best record before falling to the Erie Otters in the Western Conference finals. Bouramman scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was +4 with 4 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games. He  was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine in June and was ranked 75th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. He was selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (201st overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

2015-16: Bouramman attended training camp with the Wild before returning to Sault Ste. Marie for his second OHL season. The leading scorer amongst Greyhounds’ defensemen, he scored 6 goals with 40 assists and was -5 with 43 penalty minutes. Finishing third in the West Division despite losing several key players from the previous year, Sault Ste. Marie upset first-place Sarnia before falling to Erie in the second round of the playoffs. Bouramman scored 1 goal with 8 assists and was -3 with 12 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games.

Talent Analysis

Gustav Bouramman is a defenseman who is capable of playing a puck possession style thanks to his quickness. He passes well, but needs to develop a more well-rounded physical game in order to be trusted in all situations.

Future

Bouramman moved into a key role as one of the top defensemen for Sault Ste. Marie in 2015-16 with Anthony DeAngelo (TB) and Darnell Nurse (EDM) no longer around. A skating defenseman who moves the puck well and can create opportunities for his teammates, he could be an effective middle pairing defender if he can add strength and develop the positional aspects of his game.

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