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Gustafsson Named to All-Rookie Team

March 30, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Adirondack Phantoms News Release

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 of Bridgeport

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).


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