Joel Gistedt
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Joel Gistedt

Hometown:

Uddevalla Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-12-07

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

2nd round (26th overall), 2007

Weight:

174 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Played extremely well with Frolunda in the SEL last season. He actually ended up being better statistically for the Indians over veteran netminder Tommy Salo. Posted a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .897 save percentage in 35 games played. Played for Team Sweden at the WJC.

2007-08: Played his third season with the Frolunda Indians in the SEL. He shined when he joined the under-20 team, but struggled for the big club in the Elitserien. The Indians had a bad year, which prompted a coaching change and left Gistedt on the outside looking in. Playing as a back-up, the netminder’s numbers ballooned a bit, as he posted a 3.84 goals-against-average and a .857 save percentage in 11 games. At the conclusion of the season, Gistedt signed on with the Coyotes. 

2008-09: Playing for the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL, Gistedt posted a 10-15-1 record, a 4.15 GAA, a .873 save percentage. He also made one appearance for the San Antonio Rampage where he allowed 2 goals on 9 shots in 20 minutes of play.

2009-10: Posted a 7-8-2 record with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL. Registered a 4.06 GAA and a .874 save percentage.

Talent Analysis
A smallish net-minder with good agility, Gistedt is a butterfly goalie with good lateral movement. He possesses a quick glove hand and good pad work.
Future
Has played just one game in the AHL since being drafted in and after playing the 2010 season in Sweden, he is likely to have given up on pursuing a career in North America.