For those that missed out on the festivities of Celebrity Serve at Major Goolsby’s on Monday night I did try my best to live tweet one of my favorite events that goes down: the player shirt auction. All players, who act as various servers on the evening, wear specialty shirts with their name and number on the back with a specialty theme behind the shirt. This year’s theme was Mardi Gras. This year’s top dollar shirt belonged to Cody Bass whose shirt was auctioned off for $2,000.
In short, it was a fantastic night for the Milwaukee Admirals and specifically the Admirals Power Play Foundation thanks to its tremendous fans.
Bass being the top dog for the shirt auction makes a great deal of sense for reasons that will come clear once you listen to today’s interview. He is far more than that guy you see stick up for his teammates and get into a fight on the ice. He’s been every bit the part of a captain for the Admirals this season as an on and off ice leader. When the Admirals last played at home, after a frantic first period, head coach Dean Evason left the locker room for Bass to conduct discussion among the team during the first intermission. If that sounds familiar that’s because Evason would allow current assistant coach, and long time Admirals team captain, Scott Ford do just that all the time when the time called for it to be done.
This season Bass has been able to log 14 games at the NHL level with the Nashville Predators. It was the first time since the 2013-14 season that he had played in the NHL and the most games he had logged in the NHL since the 2011-12 season when he also played 14 games as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. His season to date for the Admirals has seen him produce 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) in 32 games while accumulating 14 fighting majors.
Thanks so much to Cody Bass for taking the time to do this interview. It might have been one of the most fun interviews I’ve been able to have with a member of the Admirals since coming on-board here at Admirals Roundtable. Really appreciate that. Tomorrow will see yet another edition of Fifteen as Patrick Mullen joins in on the fun as well.
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