Well, the Fabian Brunnstrom era is over (for now at least). The kid never got a shot with his first stint, but hopefully proves himself in Grand Rapids and gets another shot.
But we can start the anticipation, because the Gustav Nyquist era is just beginning. He’s been called up from the Griffins and will skate in Tuesday’s game against the Wild. And not the 8:09 minutes of ice time on the fourth line that Brunnstrom had, but from the sounds of it, he’s going to get top two line treatment.
He’s done well with the Griffins, scoring 4 goals, 5 assists for 9 points in 9 games. He’s a plus one in that time. He’s not as young as some of the other rookies, as he’s 22, which is almost a veteran for the AHL.
“He had a good training camp, he’s playing real well in the AHL, we need to score some goals,” general manager Ken Holland said. “He’s 23, he’s played three years of college, he’s a little bit older. We’ll see what he can bring.”
After scoring goals almost at will in the first few games, the well has dried up. Let’s see what the kid’s got. And Fabian, I look forward to reading about you putting the points up in GR.