Erik Gustafsson has been named to the 2010-11 AHL
All-Rookie Team as a defenseman. The Northern Michigan
University product has excelled in his first year
of pro hockey and is second among all AHL rookies
in assists with 33. He is also tops among all rookies
in power play assists with 19.
The 23 year old from Kvisselby, Sweden entered
the professional ranks late last year and scored
a point in his first five games with the Phantoms
including two goals to close out 2009-10.
This season with the Adirondack Phantoms he has
played in 65 games (through March 30) scoring 5
goals and 33 assists for 38 points. His point total
is second on the Phantoms trailing Denis Hamel by
two points for the team scoring crown with just
seven games to go.
"Gus" has been called up to the Philadelphia
Flyers three different times this season. He made
his NHL debut on February 26 in a game at Ottawa
against the Senators. He also played in games at
Atlanta on March 17 and at Dallas on March 19.
Each All-Rookie Team member will receive a custom
designed crystal award in recognition of his selection
to the 2010-11 AHL All-Rookie Team.
The selection was made via voting from AHL coaches,
players and media representing the league's 30 cities.
Gustafsson is joined on the All-Rookie squad by
goaltender Eddie Lack of Manitoba, defenseman Brendan
Smith of Grand Rapids, and forwards Luke Adam of
Portland, Zac Dalpe of Charlotte and Rhett Rakhshani
Gustafsson is extremely good company. Past members
of the 2010-11 AHL All-Rookie team include J.S.
Giguere (1998), Zdeno Chara (1998), Brendan Morrison
(1998), Marc Savard (1998), Daniel Briere (1998),
J.P. Dumont (1999), Dan Boyle (1999), Cory Sarich
(1999), Jonathan Cheechoo (2001), Michael Leighton
(2002), Barret Jackman (2002), Ron Hainsey (2002),
Jason Spezza (2003), Brad Boyes (2003), Cam Ward
(2005), Chris Campoli (2005), Thomas Vanek (2005),
Rene Bourque (2005), Kevin Bieksa (2005), Jimmy
Howard (2006), Dan Girardi (2006), Mike Green (2006),
Ryan Shannon (2006), Jaroslav Halak (2007), Troy
Brouwer (2007), Ryan Callahan (2007), Bobby Ryan
(2008), Teddy Purcell (2008), Brian Boyle (2008),
Alex Goligoski (2008), Nathan Gerbe (2009), Justin
Abdelkader (2009), John Carlson (2010), P.K. Subban
(2010), Logan Couture (2010), Lars Eller (2010)
and Tyler Ennis (2010).
Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. - Albany Devils at Adirondack
Phantoms - Military Appreciation Night and Pack
the House Night- Tickets: $10 for Adults and $5
for Kids courtesy of Time Warner Cable
Saturday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. - Syracuse Crunch
at Adirondack Phantoms - Post-game auction live
on the ice for the Phantoms special Time Warner
Cable Cup Rivalry jerseys
Monday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. - Rochester Americans
at Adirondack Phantoms
Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. - Albany Devils at
Adirondack Phantoms - Fan Appreciation Night - Last
home game of the year featuring many great giveaways
including autographed Phantoms memorabilia.
Phantoms Season Tickets for 2011-12 are on sale
now! Full season ticket holders get an Adirondack
Phantoms stadium blanket while supplies last and
also will be in the Phantoms mug club for $1 sodas
and coffees in Heritage Hall all season long.
Join us at the Glens Falls Civic Center for exciting
Adirondack Phantoms hockey, the top affiliate of
the Philadelphia Flyers. Discount rates are available
for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual
ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their
great group rate packages and flex-packs.
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 at 518-480-3355.