Fights are a little easier to judge than hits. Not all big checks that happen in-game get thrown into video highlight packages sadly. Lucky for us, and mostly YouTube and/or Google search, there are a few big hits that cropped up from the Milwaukee Admirals 2014-15 season.
The man who I feel delivered the biggest check of all might not be someone your brain would instantly register with in relation to that part of the game. That man is Colton Sissons. While your brain might not go there I do think Dennis Rasmussen‘s did once he regained his train of thought following Sissons hammering check that came from a 2-1 Admirals win over the Rockford IceHogs on November 15, 2014.
Not only does Sissons deliver the boom he immediately answered the bell with a fight against Klas Dahlbeck. I said in my report card that Sissons may not have increased the offensive explosiveness that the Nashville Predators perhaps wanted him to this season but he did take a massive step forward in the physical aspect to his game. Every forward who aspires to play in the NHL needs to have this level of grit to their game I feel. And it’s a play like that, combined with the added scoring touch, that makes Sissons someone who should find his way back in Nashville next season.
Honorable Mentions, in order of the date in which the occurred: Triston Grant (video), Taylor Aronson (video), Triston Grant (video), Jonathan Diaby (video), Anthony Bitetto (video), Jimmy Oligny and Mike Liambas (video), Austin Watson (video), Triston Grant (video), Mike Liambas (video), and Mike Liambas (video).
What was your pick for the best hit of the Admirals 2014-15 season?