The Minnesota Wild announced Friday that defenseman Gustav Bouramman has been traded to the Florida Panthers for future considerations.
Bouramman was selected in the seventh round (No. 201 overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He played parts of two seasons with the AHL’s Iowa Wild, scoring one goal and three assists in 28 career games. The 22-year-old Swede is in the final year of his entry-level contract.
After scoring six goals and 46 points in 68 games for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL (not including nine points in 12 postseason games) in 2015-16, it looked as if Minnesota had a promising young defensive prospect on its hands. Unfortunately, Bouramman failed to build off his successful 2015-16 campaign and has struggled at the pro level. He spent the majority of his 2017-18 season playing in the ECHL with the Rapid City Rush, where he collected five goals and 28 points in 54 games.
Perhaps a change of scenery is just what Bouramman needs to get his career back on track.