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Nyquist named to AHL All-Star game

Wednesday, 01.4.2012 / 4:04 PM ET / Press Release
Grand Rapids Griffins
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Nyquist named to AHL All-Star game
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The American Hockey League announced on Wednesday that Griffins left wing Gustav Nyquist has been selected to play for the Western Conference AHL All-Star Team at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, which will be held Jan. 29-30 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

Nyquist, 22, currently leads the Griffins in scoring with 30 points (9-21—30) in 30 games, tying for 11th in the AHL overall scoring and second among rookies. Nyquist also ranks among team leaders with 21 assists (1st), 13 powerplay points (1st), two shootout goals (2nd) and eight multi-point contests (1st). He is the first rookie Griffins forward to be chosen for an all-star game since Chris Bala in the 2001-02 season and the second straight first-year Griffin to be selected (Brendan Smith in 2011).

A native of Halmstad, Sweden, Nyquist was selected by the Detroit Red Wings with their third choice (121st overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently in the NHL, having been recalled by the Red Wings on Dec. 29. He recorded his first NHL point in Detroit’s 5-4 win over Dallas on Tuesday, assisting on a goal by former Griffins center Cory Emmerton.

The first-year pro led the University of Maine in scoring all three seasons he was there, receiving a Hobey Baker Award nomination in consecutive seasons (2009-10 and 2010-11). He capped off his collegiate career last year with 51 points (18-33—51) in 36 games, earning him a selection to the NCAA Second All-American Team and Hockey East First All-Star Team.

Nyquist will be joined on the ice in Atlantic City by four former Griffins: forwards Darren Haydar (Chicago), Krys Kolanos (Abbotsford) and Chris Mueller (Milwaukee), and defenseman Clay Wilson (Abbotsford). Former Griffins defenseman and current Oklahoma City head coach Todd Nelson will serve as the head coach for the Western Conference squad.

Both the 2012 AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, Jan. 29 (3 p.m.) and the 2012 AHL All-Star Game on Monday, Jan. 30 (7 p.m.) will be televised live nationally in the United States and Canada.


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