Best Goal of the 2015-16 Season

(Photo Credit: Stephanie Moebius)

(Photo Credit: Stephanie Moebius)

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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4 Responses to Best Goal of the 2015-16 Season

  1. Toasted Whole Grain says:

    Holy crap – I forgot about that siiiick sick backhander by Kammy while wearing the stormtrooper sweaters. That was a thing of beauty. Also Elliott’s deke is just wild crazy. Beauty as well. Some of Kevin’s wait..wait..dangle..SNIPEs are gorgeous too.

    Good lawd do I love when we score goals.

  2. TWG: We had some good ones this season! And from multiple players, too. Stefan Elliott also scored two sick goals against Charlotte late in the season but those knuckleheads over there never created video highlights of them. Shame.

  3. Peter says:

    They have highlights from that game on the AHL Live website.

    As for the best game. The school day game was a blast. If you like goals that 12/19 game against Manitoba is up there.

    Best game to me though was 1/30 vs Grand Rapids. That game was the Admirals at their best. The crowd going crazy after killing off a nearly 2 minute 5 on 3 and then scoring a few seconds later was awesome. Such a fun game.

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