Minnesota Wild goalie Mikail Gustafsson said Sunday that he’s decided to move on from the NHL and join a European club.
“I’m going to Europe, and that’s what’s going to happen,” Gustafson said.
“That’s what I was looking for.
I was thinking of moving to Europe.
I don’t know where, and I’m not going to get that [contract], but it’s going in the right direction.”
The 24-year-old was selected by the Wild with the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
He made his NHL debut last season, posting a 4-2-0 record with a 2.62 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.
The 6-foot-3 goaltender played in 19 games for the Wild this season and was the team’s third-string goalie.
Minnesota signed Gustafssson to a three-year, entry-level contract this past offseason.
Gustafsons contract is contingent on him playing in the NHL for at least six games per season.