Crunch’s Lindstrom named Player of the Week


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch left wing Joakim Lindstrom has been named the Rbk/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending November 25, 2007. In two games last week, Lindstrom registered three goals and four assists for seven points along with a team-leading 10 shots on goal.

Lindstrom recorded four points and was named the game’s first star in Syracuse’s 6-4 victory over Manitoba on Friday night. His second goal of the contest was the game-winner and came with just 3:54 remaining in regulation. On Saturday, Lindstrom scored another go-ahead third-period goal and added two assists in the Crunch’s 4-3 overtime loss at Toronto.

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

A second-round draft choice by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2002, Lindstrom has climbed to seventh in the AHL in scoring with 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in 20 games for Syracuse this season. He set career highs in goals (22) and points (48) with the Crunch in 2006-07, and has totaled 50 goals and 71 assists for 121 points in 147 career AHL games. Lindstrom, a 23-year-old native of Skelleftea, Sweden, has also appeared in 12 NHL games with the Blue Jackets.

Other nominees for Rbk/AHL Player of the Week include Albany center Keith Aucoin, Binghamton goaltender Jeff Glass, Bridgeport defenseman Andrew MacDonald, Chicago left wing Brett Sterling, Grand Rapids center Mark Hartigan, Hamilton right wing Sergei Kostitsyn, Hartford right wing Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Hershey left wing Grant Potulny, Houston center Steve Kelly, Lake Erie right wing Chris Stewart, Lowell right wing Grant Marshall, Manchester defenseman Peter Harrold, Manitoba left wing Mason Raymond, Norfolk center Blair Jones, Peoria center Julian Talbot, Philadelphia center Jared Ross, Portland center Geoff Platt, Providence right wing Jeff Hoggan, Quad City goaltender Brent Krahn, Rochester left wing Anthony Stewart, Rockford center David Bolland, San Antonio defenseman Travis Roche, Toronto center Ben Ondrus and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton center Connor James.

Also see: Previous winners, Rbk/AHL Player of the Week