Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gustafsson lone Phantom on All-Star roster

On Thursday, the American Hockey League revealed the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference leading up to the 2013 All-Star festivities in Providence, Rhode Island.

Predictably, with the rough season the Phantoms have endured so far, there was only one name included: defenseman Erik Gustafsson.

In typical fashion, Gustafsson is hurt; he hasn't played since blocking a shot with his ankle during a December 19 game. Before the setback, the 24-year-old Swede tallied three goals and 14 points in 24 games this season.

However, for the young defenseman, who saw time with the Flyers in both the regular season and playoffs, it is his second such honor. "Gus" also made the list two seasons ago when the game was played in Hershey.

One other Flyers connection to the contest, is that former Philly defenseman and current head coach of the Binghamton Senators, Luke Richardson, will help coach the East. 

Below are the full rosters for the game, scheduled to take place on Monday, January 28:

2013 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team

Robin Lehner, Binghamton Senators
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Springfield Falcons

Curtis McElhinney, Springfield Falcons
Beau Bennett, W-B/Scranton Penguins

Niklas Svedberg, Providence Bruins
Alexandre Bolduc, Portland Pirates

Chris Bourque, Providence Bruins

Bobby Butler, Albany Devils

Mark Barberio, Syracuse Crunch
Peter Holland, Norfolk Admirals

Andre Benoit, Binghamton Senators
Tyler Johnson, Syracuse Crunch

Matt Donovan, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Tim Kennedy, Worcester Sharks

Tim Erixon, Springfield Falcons
Chad Kolarik, Connecticut Whale

Erik Gustafsson, Adirondack Phantoms
Nino Niederreiter, Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Tomas Kundratek, Hershey Bears
Richard Panik, Syracuse Crunch

Zach Redmond, St. John's IceCaps
Tyler Toffoli, Manchester Monarchs

David Rundblad, Portland Pirates
Trent Whitfield, Providence Bruins ("C")

2013 AHL Western Conference All-Star Team
Barry Brust, Abbotsford Heat
Andrew Agozzino, Lake Erie Monsters
Petr Mrazek, Grand Rapids Griffins
Mark Arcobello, Oklahoma City Barons
Justin Peters, Charlotte Checkers
Matt Fraser, Texas Stars

Brendan Gallagher, Hamilton Bulldogs
Ryan Hamilton, Toronto Marlies
Victor Bartley, Milwaukee Admirals
Quintin Laing, Abbotsford Heat ("C")
Chad Billins, Grand Rapids Griffins
Gustav Nyquist, Grand Rapids Griffins
Adam Clendening, Rockford IceHogs
Kevin Porter, Rochester Americans
Mark Cundari, Peoria Rivermen
Martin St. Pierre, Rockford IceHogs
Michal Jordan, Charlotte Checkers
Mike Sgarbossa, Lake Erie Monsters
Mike Kostka, Toronto Marlies
Drew Shore, San Antonio Rampage
Brayden McNabb, Rochester Americans
Brett Sterling, Chicago Wolves
Jamie Oleksiak, Texas Stars
Jason Zucker, Houston Aeros

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