Grand Rapids' Eric Himelfarb ranks among the AHL's top-scoring rookies in 2004-05.
Himelfarb brings a measure of grit to the Griffins’ attack.
His willingness and determination to get the job done have catapulted Himelfarb to second place on the Griffins both in scoring (31) and in goals (14). Himelfarb also stands ninth among AHL rookies in scoring.
Eric Himelfarb caught my eye when I went to watch a couple of Sarnia games. I saw them for the purpose of watching Alexnader Buturlin.
Himelfarb is a dime-a-dozen player in the AHL. Small, skilled with average speed. He also attended Ottawa's training camp when the Canadiens didn't offer him a contract. Then, returned to junior as an overager. Not a good sign.
From what I've read, I doubt Detroit has any serious plans for him in the future. I'd say Corey Locke is one notch better than Himelfarb. Nobody's suggesting Locke will develop into a bona fide NHLer.