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Nyquist named to AHL All-Star game

Wednesday, 01.4.2012 / 4:04 PM ET / Press Release
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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80