Arvidsson Named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month

(Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)
Viktor Arvidsson took home our monthly honor yesterday. And now the AHL have followed up with one of their own. (Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

This might probably mean a wee-bit more than our friendly award dished up here on Roundtable. Viktor Arvidsson has just been named the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for January.

Press Release via AHL:

Arvidsson, the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month, scored six goals and added seven assists for 13 points in 12 games in January, helping the Admirals to a 10-2-0-0 record.

Arvidsson notched the game-winning goal and added an assist to help Milwaukee to a 4-1 win over Hamilton on Jan. 3, and tallied a pair of goals in a 5-0 win over Charlotte on Jan. 10. He assisted on the winning goal in the final minute of regulation on Jan. 16 at Utica, and his two-goal effort on Jan. 17 at Adirondack included scoring the winner in overtime. Arvidsson ran his point-scoring streak to six games (5g, 3a) with a goal in a 4-3 win vs. Iowa on Jan. 23, and closed out the month with an assist in Milwaukee’s 4-0 win at Grand Rapids on Jan. 31.

A fourth-round pick by Nashville in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Arvidsson ranks fourth among AHL rookies with 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists) in 43 games for Milwaukee this season. The 21-year-old Arvidsson played the last two seasons with his hometown Skelleftea AIK in the Swedish Hockey League, helping them to back-to-back league championships.

In recognition of his achievement, Arvidsson will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Admirals home game.

Always great to see the Admirals get a weekly or monthly honor from the AHL. For how well Arvidsson played in January it shouldn’t be a surprise that he got at least the rookie honors. Nick Cousins of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms ended up with the CCM/AHL Player of the Month by scoring 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists). Meanwhile, Rockford IceHogs’ Michael Leighton was tabbed as the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month.

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