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Ullstrom named week’s best

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Bridgeport Sound Tigers center David Ullstrom has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 20, 2011. Ullstrom scored six goals and totaled seven points in three games for the Sound Tigers last week.

Entering the week without a goal in his previous 21 games, Ullstrom picked up a goal and an assist at Springfield on Wednesday night. He scored twice more at Hershey on Saturday, and notched his first AHL hat trick to pace the Sound Tigers to a 4-2 win over Manchester on Sunday, ending an 11-game Bridgeport winless streak.

In recognition of his achievement, Ullstrom will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Sound Tigers home game.

Ullstrom, whose six-goal week matched his previous season output, now has 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points in 50 games for Bridgeport in 2010-11. The 21-year-old native of Jonkoping, Sweden, was a fourth-round draft choice by the New York Islanders in 2008 and won a Swedish Elitserien championship with HV71 Jonkoping last season.

Other nominees for Reebok/AHL Player of the Week include Albany center Adam Henrique, Binghamton center Jim O’Brien, Charlotte goaltender Mike Murphy, Chicago center Jared Ross, Grand Rapids right wing Jamie Tardif, Hamilton center Ben Maxwell, Houston right wing Jon DiSalvatore, Lake Erie right wing Matthew Ford, Manchester left wing Bud Holloway, Manitoba right wing Guillaume Desbiens, Milwaukee goaltender Jeremy Smith, Oklahoma City right wing Mark Arcobello, Portland center Luke Adam, Rochester right wing Michal Repik, Rockford left wing Jeff Taffe, San Antonio right wing Brett MacLean, Springfield center Kyle Wilson, Texas goaltender Richard Bachman, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton forward Ben Street and Worcester defenseman Sean Sullivan.

Also see: Past winners, AHL Player of the Week