All this doom and gloom over the Milwaukee Admirals regular season ending without any playoff hockey and I forgot to divvy up the final monthly award. There were only seven games in the month of April and the team ended it with a six-game losing streak. It wasn’t exactly pretty. Even so, I think the award race for the month could be given to three different Admirals. My choice though? Viktor Arvidsson.
Arvidsson rejoined the Admirals from the Nashville Predators for the final month of the AHL season. In the last seven games the Swede tallied 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist). The biggest thing for me though was that he registered a whopping 36 shots on goal. Can’t say he wasn’t trying, right?
With the season done Arvidsson’s statistics can kind of stand out. He recorded the most shots on goal in the entire AHL this season with 272 in seventy-games. The next closest to him in that respect was Jonathan Marchessault of the Syracuse Crunch with 257. One more little gem, because Aaron Sims brought it up at season’s end and I thought it was fun, Arvidsson managed to set an Admirals AHL shots on goal record set by Curtis Murphy during the 2003-04 season.
The other two players I felt were worthy of the last Roundtable monthly award were Austin Watson and Colton Sissons. Watson posted 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) and Sissons 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists). Both were leaned on quite a bit down the stretch and responded well. Watson set a career high for goals in a season and Sissons became the first Admiral in AHL history to record back-to-back seasons of 25 goals to start his career.
~Admiral of the Month Award~
October: Brendan Leipsic
November: Magnus Hellberg
December: Marek Mazanec
January: Viktor Arvidsson
February: Colton Sissons
March: Colton Sissons
April: Viktor Arvidsson
Who was your pick for the top performing Admiral in the month of March? Please write a comment down below as to who and why.