The Philadelphia Flyers have returned defenseman
Erik Gustafsson to the Adirondack Phantoms.
Gustafsson played in his second and third NHL
games on what was his third NHL call-up this season.
He played in the Thursday, March 17 game at Atlanta
and the Saturday, March 19 game at Dallas. He
made his NHL debut on a previous call-up in a
February 26 game in Ottawa.
His first call-up to the Flyers was December
29 through January 3.
Gustafsson, 22 (12-15-88), was signed by the Flyers
as a free agent on March 3, 2010. He has 5 goals
and 31 assists this season for 36 points. He leads
the Phantoms in assists and also is first among
all AHL rookies. His 36 points is tops among all
rookie blue-liners in the league.
Gustafsson represented the Adirondack Phantoms
at the AHL All-Star Classic in Hershey on January
31st. In the skills competition on January 30th
he won the puck-handling contest helping the Eastern
Conference to a 19-7 win. And then in the All-Star
Game the next night, he contributed two assists
and was +3 in helping the Eastern Conference to
an 11-8 victory over the Western Conference.
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 games.
Tuesday. March 22nd, 7:00 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms
at Charlotte Checkers
Wednesday, March 23rd, 7:15 p.m. - Adirondack
Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
Friday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. - Hershey Bears at
Adirondack Phantoms - The return of SuperFan Cameron
Hughes firing up the crowd. Make some noise and
get some T-Shirts!
Saturday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms - The return of
SuperFan Cameron Hughes firing up the crowd. Make
some noise and get some T-Shirts! Post-game concert
with Isaiah 6.
Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming
Flyers prospects. Get your tickets at the Phantoms
office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online
at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms