The Milwaukee Admirals have announced that Trevor Smith will be serving as team captain for the 2016-17 season. In Smith’s previous two AHL seasons he was the captain of the Toronto Marlies. The Admirals also announced that Matt Irwin and Mike Liambas were named as the team’s alternate captains.
In Smith’s AHL career he has logged 453 games while amassing 346 points (153 goals, 193 assists). The 31-year old Ottawa native also has 106 games of NHL level experience where he has 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists) to his name in spurts with the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Last season he ventured to Europe for the first time in his career playing for SC Bern in Switzerland.
The process for who becomes the Admirals captain has always been the same way under head coach Dean Evason. The locker room gets to vote for their candidate and the coaching staff gets the last say. There hasn’t been an alteration from who the players chose to what the coaching staff feels is right since Evason has been behind the bench.
To go along with the alternate captain selections of Irwin and Liambas the team also has named a list of players in reserve that will wear an “A” in the event of injuries or call-ups. Those players were: Harry Zolnierczyk, Adam Payerl, and Félix Girard.
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