David Ullstrom makes himself at home with Islanders fans

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

Sunday, 12.4.2011 / 4:47 PM ET / 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.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
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10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
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13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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K. Okposo 3 2 1 2 3
J. Tavares 3 1 2 3 3
R. Strome 3 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 3 2 0 1 2
L. Visnovsky 3 0 2 4 2
C. Clutterbuck 3 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 3 0 1 0 1
N. Leddy 3 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 3 0 1 0 1
 
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J. Halak 2 1 0 .929 2.01

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