Admiral of the Month: November


Magnus Hellberg recorded as many wins in November as he did all of the 2013-14 season. (Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

Starting from this point forward Admirals Roundtable will start giving out an Admiral of the Month Award to the Milwaukee Admirals player who excelled the previous month of play. In November there were two really standout performers that could just as easily share the honors. My selection though: Magnus Hellberg.

During the month of November, Hellberg made seven starts from the Admirals twelve games and won five of them. He had a 1.28 goals against average and a 0.950 save percentage during November and continues to lead the AHL in each of those two categories. With six wins to his name already in 2014-15 – Hellberg has surpassed the amount of wins he secured in net for the Admirals during all of last season – and he equaled that amount in November alone.

The other standout for the Admirals in November is the man I would tab as the Admiral of the Month for October: Brendan Leipsic. In October, he was flying around with his incredible speed and creating tons of offense for himself and his teammates. That same level of play spilled into November and then some. Last month Leipsic recorded 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) in twelve games. He currently leads the Admirals in scoring and the next closest men in that category… Pontus Åberg, Austin Watson, Viktor Arvidsson, and Anthony Bitetto… are all 5 points behind the rookie from Winnipeg.

~Admiral of the Month Award~

October: Brendan Leipsic
November: Magnus Hellberg

Who do you feel was the Milwaukee Admirals top performer during the month of November? Was it Hellberg, Leipsic, or someone else?

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4 Responses to Admiral of the Month: November

  1. Michael Leipsic says:

    From a completely unbiased perspective I’d have to say that Brendan is the choice. Besides, when he’s on the ice I hardly notice the other Admirals!

    Gramps Leipsic

  2. Fan in the Falls says:

    LOL, that was one of the best responses on Admirals Roundtable I can remember.

    I can’t disagree with the choices made. Both have played very well.

    Now, if they can just figure out how to beat the teams that can’t seem to beat anyone other than the Admirals!

  3. Michael: Best comment I’ve received on my watch at Roundtable ever, ever. :) He’s been incredible so far. Hoping to see him get on a goal scoring run soon, too.

  4. Brenden Leipsic has been a terrific addition to Milwaukee, and looks to have a bright future in NHL to come, but the Admiral of the month so far has to be Hells Bells, Magnus Hellberg. After the season he’s went through, to put up the numbers and battle so well with Marek Mazanec, who is also playing pretty well, is extremely impressive. It’s great to see his career back on the breakout track that he enjoyed in 2012-2013. If the Admirals are going to go far this year, they are going to need great play out of both of their goaltenders, especially in case one is needed in the NHL, with Pekka Rinne’s recent rash of injuries that’s always a possibility.

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