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?