Ben Holmstrom (C)
||Colorado Springs, CO
Signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a two-year, entry-level contract in March 2010.
Named Phantoms captain at beginning of season.
Became the youngest captain in Phantoms history at 24 years old (Boyd Kane was 25 in 2003). Recalled by Philadelphia on 11/2 and played in Flyers game against Buffalo.
Recalled by the Flyers on 12/19 and played in his home-state of Colorado against the Avalanche.
Returned to Phantoms on 12/24.
Game-winning goal in overtime on 12/10 against Rochester.
Penalty shot goal on 12/17 at Syracuse.
Scored the game-tying goal with 20.8 seconds left in regulation in front of the largest crowd in AHL history (ATT: 45,653) on 1/6/12 against Hershey and set up Shane Harper to score the game-winner in the first minute of overtime.
Recalled by Philadelphia on 1/21.
Returned on loan to Adirondack and re-joined team on Jan 25.
Named Phantoms’ Most Valuable Player.
Scored 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points in 79 games.
Was named an assistant captain late in the season.
Made NHL debut on 3/3/11 vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Called up for 4/5/11 game at Ottawa, which ended his streak of playing in every Phantoms game of the 10-11 season.
Joined Phantoms after completing his NCAA career at U-Mass Lowell (Hockey East).
Played 13 games for Phantoms and scored three goals.
Scored first pro goal on 3/19/10 at Norfolk.
Scored first GFCC goal on 3/24/10 vs. Albany.
Scored nine goals and 14 assists in 39 games, as team captain for the UMass-Lowell Riverhawks.
Tallied 26 goals and 58 assists in four-year, 144-game career at UMass-Lowell (Hockey East).
Named Hockey East’s and NCAA New England’s Best Defensive Forward in 09-10.
Played three seasons in the USHL for the Sioux Falls (SD) Stampede, he was teammates with Philadelphia’s Andreas Nodl.
Signed to an entry-level contract by the Flyers in March 2010.