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David Ullstrom makes himself at home with Islanders fans

The Swedish forward is a big hit at team store appearance.

Sunday, 12.04.2011 / 4:47 PM / News
By Cory Wright
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David Ullstrom makes himself at home with Islanders fans
David Ullstrom, meet the New York Islanders fans. Isles fans, David Ullstrom.

The 22-year-old Swedish prospect and as of November 20, a wing and center on the Islanders third line, was on hand at the Isles team store Sunday afternoon. He signed autographs and introduced himself to over 150 of the blue and orange faithful.

“It’s nice to get familiar with the fans and get out here and sign some autographs,” Ullstrom said. “It’s fun.”

Islanders forward David Ullstrom is presented a homemade scarf by Christine Rohde at a team store signing on Sunday at Nassau Coliseum.

-Photo by New York Islanders
Ullstrom, who landed at approximately 4 a.m. after the Isles 5-4 win over the Dallas Stars Saturday night, took photos and shook hands for just over an hour. Fans appreciated that he took time out of his day, while most envisioned the players taking the afternoon to rest after back to back games.

“David was great,” 14-year old Andrew Lavelle said with a big grin on his face. “He’s the future of the Islanders. He’s young, but he’s still really good and he was great down in the minors. Any time you get to meet a professional athlete, it’s really cool.”

Signings are not new to Ullstrom, who routinely signs autographs for fans in Bridgeport and back when he played for HV 71 Jonkoping in the Swedish Elite League. Today, nothing strange crossed his desk for an autograph, but one fan presented him with a homemade scarf. She had previously made one for Matt Moulson and Ullstrom said that if that’s the secret to scoring four goals a game, he’d wear it everyday.

The event was originally scheduled for Nino Niederreiter, but he was unable to attend after suffering an injury against the Stars.

“I’m glad he came in to fill in,” Ronnie Rodriguez said. “He was ultra nice and very down to Earth.”

As an added bonus, fans received a $10 coupon to the Islanders new Nassau Coliseum team store. On Monday night, fans also have a chance to meet Islanders defenseman Mark Eaton and forward Jay Pandolfo at the Modell’s grand opening at Oceanside at 6 p.m.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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