The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have recalled 5-10, 180-pound
defenseman Erik Gustafsson from their American Hockey
League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, on emergency
conditions, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
It is the first NHL call-up for Gustafsson, who
will be available for tomorrow’s game against
the Los Angeles Kings and will wear #27.
Gustafsson, 22 (12-15-88), was signed by the Flyers
as a free agent on March 3, 2010. He currently leads
both the Phantoms and all American Hockey League
defensemen in scoring, having posted four goals
and 22 assists for 26 points in 33 games. He is
tied for second among all AHL rookies in overall
scoring, and his 22 assists lead all AHL rookies
and rank seventh overall in the AHL. Fourteen of
his assists have come on the power play, which ranks
him fourth in the AHL in that category.
A native of Kvissleby, Sweden, Gustafsson joined
the Phantoms for five games last season following
the end of a three-year career at Northern Michigan
University. He scored two goals and added five assists
for seven points in those five games. Over three
seasons at Northern Michigan, Gustafsson posted
seven goals and 86 assists for 93 points in 123
Adirondack returns to the Glens Falls Civic Center
to begin a three game New Year's homestand including
the last game of 2010 and the first game of 2011.
Wednesday night is Check it Out Night with the
Phantoms. Show your library card to receive a $3
discount for adults or kids tickets for $5. Area
unemployed can pick up free tickets for this game
courtesy of the Phantoms Friends Program at area
One Stop employment centers.
Friday afternoon is the traditional New Year's
Eve game with a 3:00 start time presented by Nemer
Ford. All of the Phantoms players will be appearing
in Heritage Hall after the game to meet with the
fans, sign autographs and take pictures.
Saturday night at 7:00 is the first game of 2011
as the Phantoms renew their Time Warner Cable Cup
rivalry with the Albany Devils.
Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games
are on sale now. Discount rates are available for
groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket
price by asking the Phantoms about their great group
The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season
and is the top development league for the NHL. More
than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American
Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million
fans attend AHL games every year.
Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers
prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey!
A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced
action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of
discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs,
12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex
Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you!
Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the
Glens Falls Civic Center, online at ticketmaster.com,
or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.