Ben Holmstrom, former captain of the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL, is a gritty forward who is not afraid to get under the skin of opponents and drop the gloves.
Since joining the Adirondack Phantoms in the 2009-2010 season, Ben Holmstrom has tallied 122 points (49 goals, 73 assists) in 256 AHL regular season games. He is a -38 with 393 penalty minutes in that time.
Ben Holmstrom is very similar to former Hurricane Brett Sutter, and it appears that he will fill Sutter’s role as a gritty forward who could see time with the Carolina Hurricanes in case of injury. Holmstrom hasn’t played in the NHL since the 2011-2012 season.