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Calgary assigns Nystrom to Ak-Sar-Ben Knights

October 17, 2005 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Abbotsford Heat News Release

Omaha, NE - The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights announced today that left wing Eric Nystrom has been returned on loan to the team from the Calgary Flames, the Knights' National Hockey League affiliate. Nystrom will join the team in time for its home game on Tuesday against the Houston Aeros at 7:00 p.m.

Nystrom made his professional debut this season playing in two games with the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights. Nystrom played two games with the Flames since being recalled on October 10th. He make his NHL debut that night in Colorado. In seven NHL pre-season games with Calgary, the 6'1", 208 lbs forward notched three points (1 goal, 2 assists) and 10 PIM. The former captain of the University of Michigan posted 32 points on 13 goals and 19 assists during the 2004-05 season. In 160 career games in the CCHA with Michigan, the son of former NHL great Bob Nystrom notched 111 points (56 goals, 55 assists) and 149 PIM. Nystrom was the first round selection, 10th overall, by the Flames in the 2002 Entry Draft.

Tuesday's game against Houston is one of two against the Aeros at the Civic this week. The two teams will square off again on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for all of the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights' regular season home games are on sale now at the Civic box office weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased by phone through Ticketmaster at 422-1212 and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are also available on-line at

Season tickets, group tickets and mini-plans are now on sale by calling the Knights at (402) 344-4625. For more information, visit the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights' web site at

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