have announced that they have loaned defenseman
Erik Gustafsson to the Adirondack Phantoms, according
to club GM Paul Holmgren.
Gustafsson was recalled to the Flyers on Feb.
16 and joined the team in Montreal, where he appeared
in his first game of the season. He played in
the next 10 games for the Flyers, posting two
assists and averaging 18:01 of ice time, but was
scratched in the Flyers last contest vs. Buffalo.
The Kvissleby, Sweden native has played in 32
games with Adirondack this year scoring 4-14-18.
He was also selected to represent the Adirondack
Phantoms in the AHL All-Star Classic for the second
time in his career but he was replaced on the
roster by Brandon Manning due to nagging injury
In 2011-12, he split his time pretty evenly between
the Phantoms and the Flyers. He played 28 games
with Adirondack posting 1-16-17 and he played
in 30 games with Philadelphia scoring 1-4-5. He
also would score a key goal in the NHL Playoffs
in Philadelphia's series-clinching victory over
Pittsburgh on April 22, 2012.
"Gus" had an outstanding rookie season
with Adirondack posting 5 goals and 44 assists
in 2010-11 to finish second on the team in points
just one behind Denis Hamel. His 44 assists are
a single-season record for the Adirondack Phantoms.
Gustafsson is also the Adirondack Phantoms all-time
assist leader with 79. He has 91 career points
which places him second all-time in Adirondack
Phantoms' history trailing only Denis Hamel who
had 96. Jason Akeson currently has 90 career points
with the Phantoms.
The race is on to see whether Erik Gustafsson
or Jason Akeson will pass Denis Hamel for the
#1 spot in career points and also to see who will
reach the 100-point milestone first.
The Adirondack Phantoms continue their longest
road-trip of the season on Wednesday night at
the Portland Pirates and then travel to Binghamton
and Hershey for games on Friday and Sunday. Adirondack's
next home game is Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 with
a Post-Game Skate with the Phantoms Players presented
by Glens Falls Hospital. Call the Phantoms for
your Sunday Family 3-Packs at 518-480-3355.
Wednesday, March 13 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Portland Pirates
Friday, March 15 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Sunday, March 17 (5:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Hershey Bears
Tuesday, March 19 (7:15) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
Wednesday, March 20 (7:15) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
Saturday, March 23 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Connecticut Whale
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