Press Box

GLENS FALLS, New York –Former Northern Michigan University hockey player Erik Gustafsson has been selected to play in the 2011 American Hockey League All-Star Game on January 31st. Gustafsson, a rookie, is currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers affiliate team, the Adirondack Phantoms in Glens Falls, NY.

Gustafsson currently leads the Phantoms in points with 27 including 23 assists. He is first among all AHL rookies in assists and is currently second for all AHL defensemen. Gustafsson has 15 power play assists, which is good for fourth in the league. Gustafsson recently returned to the Phantoms following his first call-up to the Flyers last month.

The game will be played at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Gustafsson will also participate in the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, January 30th.

A native of Kvissleby, Sweden, Gustafsson joined the Phantoms for five games last season after his career at NMU.  He scored two goals and added five assists for seven points in those five games. 

Over three seasons as a Wildcat, Gustafsson posted seven goals and 86 assists for 93 points in 123 games.

AHL fans determined the starting lineups by voting online at  AHL coaches selected the remainder of the rosters. All 30 AHL teams are represented by at least one All-Star.

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Prepared By
Mike Levy
NMU Sports Information