Klasen Named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week
Oct 25, 2010
Milwaukee, WI--The American Hockey League announced today that Milwaukee Admirals left wing Linus Klasen has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 24, 2010. Klasen tallied three goals and three assists for six points in three games.
Klasen began a busy weekend by notching an assist and then scoring the game-winning goal in Milwaukee’s 3-2 victory at Grand Rapids on Friday night. Back home the following evening, Klasen picked up another goal and an assist as the Admirals defeated Abbotsford, 3-1. And on Sunday in Chicago, Klasen tallied his league-best seventh goal of the season and chipped in another assist in Milwaukee’s 4-3 loss to the Wolves.
In recognition of his achievement, Klasen will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Admirals home game.
In his first season in North America, Klasen leads the AHL with seven goals and has added three assists for 10 points in seven games with Milwaukee. The 24-year-old native of Stockholm, Sweden, played the last three seasons for Sodertalje SK, and tied for fifth in the Swedish Elitserien with 51 points in 51 games in 2009-10. Klasen signed as a free agent with the Nashville Predators on Apr. 20, 2010.
The Admirals visit Abbotsford Friday and Saturday night before returning to the Bradley Center Wednesday, Nov. 3 against Rockford. Fans can purchase tickets for any Admirals game, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or logging on to milwaukeeadmirals.com. Season tickets for the 10-11 campaign are still on sale, starting at just $145. For more information or to purchase season tickets fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or visit milwaukeeadmirals.com. Don’t forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and on Facebook!