When it comes to fan giveaways and promotions – nothing is better in my book than the bobblehead. This season the Milwaukee Admirals will feature two bobblehead giveaways. We’ll see a combination of past and present with the two fan giveaways. Vern Fiddler and Magnus Hellberg.
Friday, February, 28th – Vern Fiddler Calder Cup Bobblehead Day
This Friday the first 5,000 fans in attendance will be receiving the Vern Fiddler bobblehead -complete with the Calder Cup and the Calder Cup Champions hat. This being the 10 year anniversary of when the 2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals won the Calder Cup over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – it is brilliant to see a throwback to that team and its Calder Cup victory celebration.
Friday, March 28th – Magnus Hellberg Bobblehead Day
It was exactly around this time last season when Magnus Hellberg truly burst onto the scene for the Milwaukee Admirals. He wracked up AHL honors along the way and helped guide the Admirals into the last and final playoff spot on the final day of the season: starting all games of a three-in-three, winning all games of the three-in-three, and recording back-to-back shutouts to end the season. Now, he gets his own bobblehead! Next month the first 5,000 fans will receive their very own Magnus Hellberg bobblehead. He’ll be in the team’s all black away uniform and will come with a goalie stick (not pictured).
Now, it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out that there is an issue with the Magnus Hellberg bobblehead. Catch it? Yep, he has the glove on the wrong hand. Fear not! This was an early prototype that was sent back to the Milwaukee Admirals front office in advance of serious mass production of the bobblehead giveaway. The glove will be on the
right left hand come Magnus Hellberg bobblehead day. Though, if you did get an error bobble, that could be kind of fun right?
What do you think of this year’s bobbleheads? How do they look? Will you be picking both up? Who would you most like to see, past or present, made into bobblehead form next?