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Ben Holmstrom

Ben Holmstrom

Position Center
Height 6'1"
Weight 197
Shoots Right
Born April 9, 1987
Birthplace Colorado Springs, CO
Drafted Undrafted

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2003-04 Sioux Falls USHL   54 3 5 8 53   - - - - -
2004-05 Sioux Falls USHL   15 1 0 1 10   - - - - -
2005-06 Sioux Falls USHL   56 10 9 19 115   14 3 3 6 22
2006-07 UMass-Lowell NCAA   30 4 9 13 18   - - - - -
2007-08 UMass-Lowell NCAA   37 7 20 27 62   - - - - -
2008-09 UMass-Lowell NCAA   38 6 15 21 52   - - - - -
2009-10 UMass-Lowell NCAA   39 9 14 23 69   - - - - -
  Adirondack AHL   13 3 0 3 9   - - - - -
2010-11 Adirondack AHL   79 16 22 38 75   - - - - -
  Philadelphia NHL   2 0 0 0 5   - - - - -
2011-12 Adirondack AHL   67 15 26 41 134   - - - - -
  Philadelphia NHL   5 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
2012-13 Adirondack AHL   22 2 6 8 29   - - - - -
2013-14 Adirondack AHL   75 13 19 32 146   - - - - -
   
AHL TOTALS   256 49 73 122 393   - - - - -
NHL TOTALS   7 0 0 0 7   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   263 49 73 122 400   - - - - -
Through games of the 2013-14 season, was among Adirondack Phantoms career leaders in games played (3rd - 256), goals (2nd - 49), assists (4th - 73) and points (4th - 122) … Has been a team captain in the AHL (Adirondack), NCAA (UMass-Lowell) and USHL (Sioux Falls) … Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/4/14.

2013-14

Completed his fourth professional season, all with the Adirondack Phantoms, serving as captain for the third consecutive campaign … Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 32 points and was fifth in goals (13), assists (19) and penalty minutes (146) … Tied for third on the team with six power-play goals … Set AHL career highs in penalty minutes and shots on goal (168) … Tied for the team lead with 75 games played … In his first game since undergoing knee surgery in December 2012, scored a goal 1:13 into the season opener at HER (10/5) … Assisted on Michael Raffl’s first professional goal, dropped the gloves with Dylan McIlrath and had a career high eight shots on goal at HFD (10/11) … Scored a goal vs. HFD (10/12), giving him points in each of his first three games (2g, 1a) … Received a 10-minute misconduct for abuse of officials at ALB (10/14) … Picked up an assist and a fighting major and posted a season-high, plus-3 rating vs. BNG (11/1) … Assisted on Petr Straka’s first professional goal vs. ALB (11/2) … Scored his third goal of the season in the 2-0 win at ALB (11/9) … Notched an assist, fired five shots on goal and received a 10-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty at BNG (11/15) … Had an assist and a fight in the 3-1 win vs. WBS (11/27) … Recorded his 100th career point, becoming the second player to do so with Adirondack (Jason Akeson), when he scored the “Teddy Bear Goal” vs. UTI (12/7) … Scored for the second consecutive game at HFD (12/13) … Extended his point streak to a season-best four games (2g, 2a) with an assist at NOR (12/20) … Scored his first power-play goal of the season in the 2-1 win vs. WOR (12/31) … Had his first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist vs. BNG (1/15) … Scored the Phantoms’ lone goal on the power play vs. ALB (1/18) … Assisted on the Phantom’s lone goal on the power play at SPR (1/20) … Assisted on Tye McGinn’s opening goal just 42 seconds into the first period vs. HFD (1/26) … Had an assist and seven penalty minutes, including a fight against Darroll Powe, at HFD (2/4) … Scored his 10th goal of the season on the power play and fired seven shots on goal vs. POR (2/14) … Recorded a career high 27 penalty minutes (tripping minor, fighting major, match penalty for high sticking and game misconduct – aggressor) at POR (2/16) … Opened the scoring with a power-play goal at UTI (3/21) … Set a new career high for penalty minutes in a season with 12, including 10 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct, vs. SYR (3/23) … Scored his 13th goal of the season in regulation and won the game in the ninth round of the shootout at SYR (4/16) ... Longest point streak: 4 games (12/7-12/20: 2g, 2a) … Longest goal streak: 2 games (12/7-12/13: 2g, 0a) … Longest assist streak: 2 games (11/1-11/2: 0g, 2a; 11/23-11/27: 0g, 2a; 12/14-12/20: 0g, 2a; 2/4-2/8: 0g, 2a) … Multi-point games: 1 (1/15).

2012-13

Finished his third professional season ... Limited to just 22 games after undergoing ACL surgery in December … Had two assists in the Phantoms’ season-opening win vs. POR (10/13) … Dropped the gloves with Michael Chaput at SPR (10/14) … Had the lone assist on Brayden Schenn’s game-winning goal at STJ (10/20) … Scored his first goal of the season on the power play vs. ALB (11/3) …  Marked two assists and a season-best, plus-2 rating in the 4-1 win at MCH (11/14) … Scored a goal and set a season high with seven shots vs. BNG (11/16) … Picked up a season-high 14 penalty minutes (interference minor, roughing minor and 10 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct) at RCH (12/7) … Suffered a season-ending knee injury at SYR (12/8) … Longest point streak: 2 games (11/14-11/16: 1g, 2a) … Multi-point games: 2 (10/13, 11/14).

2011-12

Spent the majority of his second professional season with Adirondack, serving as team captain … Set career highs in assists (26) and points (41), ranking third on the team in both categories … Also ranked third on the team with 15 goals and fifth with six power-play goals … Led the team with 134 penalty minutes … Played a career high five NHL games with Philadelphia … After playing the first eight games of the season with Adirondack (0g, 4a), recalled to Philadelphia for the first time this season on 11/1 … Made his NHL season debut at BUF (11/2), earning two penalty minutes … Returned to Adirondack on 11/3 … Scored the game-winning goal, added an assist and took 10 penalty minutes (unsportsmanlike conduct) at NOR (12/2) … Earned the Gordie Howe Hat trick with a shorthanded goal, an assist and a fight against Pat Maroon at SYR (12/17) … Had three game-winning goals in seven games from 12/2-12/17 … Recalled to Philadelphia on 12/18, played at COL on 12/19 and returned to Adirondack on 12/23 … Finished the month of December with eight points (5g, 3a), including two power-play goals, one shorthanded goal and three game-winning goals, and 32 penalty minutes in 10 AHL games … Had an assist and scored the game-tying goal with 20.8 seconds remaining in regulation as the Phantoms defeated HER in the Outdoor Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia (1/6) … Recalled to Philadelphia on 1/21 and went scoreless in three games with the Flyers before returning to the AHL on 1/25 … Finished the season with goals in three consecutive games (4/13-4/15: 3g, 0a) … Set career bests for longest goal streak (4 games - 12/10-12/28: 4g, 1a) and longest assist streak (3 games - 3/10-3/14: 0g, 4a) … Tied his career best with points in five consecutive games from 12/10-12/30 (4g, 2a).

2010-11

Played the majority of his first professional season with Adirondack, leading the team with 79 games played and ranking fourth with a career high 16 goals … Was fifth on the team with 38 points … Played his first two NHL games with Philadelphia, recording five penalty minutes … Scored his first goal of the season, the first-game-winner of his professional career, in the Phantoms’ second game of the season at ALB (10/9) … Scored his first career power-play goal at BNG (11/6) … Scored for the third time in his last six games at CHA (11/19) … Had an assist and a fight vs. NOR (11/26) … Logged his first multi-point game as a professional with a pair of assists in the 4-3 loss at CT (12/12) … Recorded a career high three points (1g, 2a) in the 6-4 loss vs. CT (12/15) – his second consecutive multi-point game … Scored on his first career shootout opportunity to help earn the victory at ALB (1/5) … Set a career high with points in five consecutive games from 2/13-2/20 (1g, 5a) … Recalled to Philadelphia on 3/3 and made his NHL debut vs. TOR later that night … Returned to Adirondack on 3/5 … Had his first career multi-goal game with a pair of tallies vs. ALB (3/6) … Tallied the first shorthanded goal of his career vs. BNG (3/16) … Scored twice vs. WBS (3/26), giving him three goals in his last two games … Recalled to Philadelphia on 4/4 … Earned his first NHL fighting major by dropping the gloves with Chris Neil in his second and final NHL game of the season at OTT (4/5).

2009-10

Made his professional debut with the Phantoms on 3/17 after completing his four-year career at UMass-Lowell … Opened the scoring with his first professional goal and was plus-2 in his second career game, an 8-4 loss at NOR (3/19) … Had five shots on goal and earned his first professional fighting major against Ben Lovejoy at WBS (3/31).

College

Played four seasons at UMass-Lowell, serving as captain for his last three … Totaled 84 points (26g, 58a) and 201 penalty minutes in 144 games … Named Hockey East’s Best Defensive Forward in 2009-10, his senior season … Led the team with a career high 69 penalty minutes and scored a career-best nine goals in his senior season … Set career highs in assists (14) and points (27 – second on team) in his sophomore campaign.

Junior

Spent three seasons with Sioux Falls (USHL), totaling 28 points (14g, 14a) and 178 penalty minutes in in 125 games … Served as team captain in 2005-06 and ranked second on the team with a career-high 115 penalty minutes. Also set career highs in goals (10), assists (9) and points (19) in 2005-06.