This is the toughest of the tough as far as selections go. The Milwaukee Admirals scored 227 goals in the entirety of the 2015-16 season. There have been some incredible ones too and from various individuals. I will always say that this past year’s Admirals team was a special one. What you’re about to see should put a stamp down on that.
Out of every goal scored this season the one I kept thinking about as the one that raised and set the bar for all goals that came after it was Frédérick Gaudreau‘s incredible Peter Forsberg level one-handed goal scored against John Gibson of the San Diego Gulls on 11/21/15. You get an Assist of the Year level feed from Viktor Arvidsson that zipped clean past Matt Bailey to the tape of Gadureau, who was in stride, and then we were witnessed to the start of Freddy Time. What a goal and really a moment the stands out on what was a truly special season for the undrafted free agent that wound up doing so well he earned an entry level contract with the Nashville Predators.
Unlike previous editions of “Best Of” I simply can’t ignore that there were other goals scored that were too good to simply just lump into the Admirable Mentions list. My competition for this year’s pick came down to the winner against these following goals which I will list in order of how I rated them relative to Gaudreau’s goal: Matt White @ Bakersfield (2/5/16), Vladislav Kamenev vs. Rockford (11/28/15), and Stefan Elliott vs. Grand Rapids (3/29/16). Those were all brilliant and worth mentioning as some of the high-end goals of this past season.
Other Admirable Mentions (listed in order of appearance): Max Reinhart vs. Lake Erie (11/11/15)… Gaudreau vs. Texas (12/6/15)… Kevin Fiala vs. Rockford (12/18/15)… Félix Girard vs. Manitoba (12/19/15)… Jimmy Oligny vs. Manitoba (12/19/15)… Pontus Åberg (12/19/16)… Fiala vs. Grand Rapids (12/29/15)… Fiala vs. Grand Rapids (1/30/16)… Jamie Devane vs. Grand Rapids (1/30/16)… White vs. Charlotte (2/16/16)… Max Görtz vs. Manitoba (2/20/16)… Fiala vs. Charlotte (3/19/16)… Reinhart vs. Grand Rapids (3/29/16)…
Tomorrow in “Best Of” will feature the Best Game of the Admirals 2015-16 Season. Which game did you feel was the most exciting game of this past season?
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