Based on a vote by players and coaches, the Admirals selected their captain and alternates for the upcoming season today.
One of the new guys will be be wearing the ‘C’ on his chest, as Milwaukee unanimously chose defenseman Mike Moore as its leader. Two familiar faces in Chris Mueller and Mark Van Guilder will be the team’s alternates.
No big shockers here, these choices seem to make sense.
Moore was signed by Nashville back on July 3rd, and the four-year vet has some, albeit limited, NHL experience. He played in six games in the 2010-11 season with the San Jose Sharks, while spending most of his time with Worcester.
As most Ads/Preds fans would attest, defense has been maybe the biggest piece of both teams’s success. That in mind, it makes sense that the Ads would elect a defenseman to lead them, keeping with that tradition.
Moore is by no means a grizzled vet, but the 27-year-old has been a solid producer in the AHL so far at both ends of the ice with 10 goals and 43 assists in 192 games.
Coach Evason has stated his hope that the Ads will be a balanced team, so who better to lead them than a balanced, well-rounded player.
The alternates, again, shouldn’t surprise many Ads fans. Mueller led the team in goals scored (32) as well as total points (60) last year. MVG is always a gamer, a good creator on the ice, and a fan favorite.
What do you think of the selections?
Who would’ve gotten your vote?