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Griffins’ Abdelkader answers fan questions Thursday

Grand Rapids Griffins rookie forward Justin Abdelkader will enter the AHL Chat Room to answer fans’ questions on Thursday, November 13th.

Click here to submit your question(s) for the chat.

Abdelkader, 21, was a second-round draft pick (42nd overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in 2005 and earned Reebok Edge/AHL rookie of the month honors for October.

Abdelkader posted seven goals and nine points in seven games during the season’s opening month, putting him among the league rookie leaders in both categories.

The native of Muskegon, Mich., turned pro following a three-year collegiate career at Michigan State University, where he increased his point output each year and won a national championship with the Spartans in 2007.