I'm Looking Forward to Looking Forward
Posted By: Aaron Sims
As we get set for the 2011 portion of the 2010-2011 season, I figured we should look at some pending milestones for Admirals players.
Kelsey Wilson needs to play 37 of the remaining 43 games to become the Admirals career AHL games leader. Wilson enters the week with 257 games. Darren Haydar played 293 for Milwaukee in the AHL. Danny Lecours holds the overall record with 556 games in an Admirals uniform.
Wilson is already the team’s AHL PIM leader with 620. That number ranks him 12th all-time for the Ads. He needs 37 PIM to tie Marc Moro, 41 to tie Peter Bakovic, 56 to tie Shawn Antoski and 94 to tie Todd Hawkins for eighth all-time for the Admirals.
Andreas Thuresson needs just six points to reach 100 in his Admirals career.
Scott Ford needs to play six more games to reach 400 as a professional hockey player.
Jamie Lundmark needs six more goals to reach 100 in his AHL career and six more points to reach 250 in the AHL.
Goalie Mark Dekanich continues his ascension on Milwaukee’s goaltending lists. His 101 games played as an Admiral ranks ninth. He needs six more games to tie Troy Gamble for eighth place, 16 to tie Jan Lasak, 20 to tie Danny Lorenz and 25 to tie Bob Mason for fifth. The top four in games played: Rich Sirois (285), Chris Mason (173), Brian Finley (161) and Pekka Rinne (145).
Dekanich ranks seventh all-time with 55 wins. He is six behind Lorenz, eight behind Bob Mason and 15 behind Chris Mason. The top three are Sirois (121), Finley (84) and Rinne (81).
Dekanich ranks fourth with eight career shutouts as an Admiral. He is two behind Chris Mason and Rinne, both of whom had 10. Finley is the all-time leader with 15.
Former Admirals goalie Seamus Kotyk
is the goaltending coach for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. The head coach of the team is another former Admiral, Denny Lambert.
Of all the former NHL First-Round picks that played for the Admirals, only two scored more than 100 points while with Milwaukee: Andrew McBain
and Scottie Upshall
Since this entry was all about stats, I was going to leave you with a Todd Snider song about statistics. However, I can’t. Even though I’ve never written about hijacking, I’ve decided to leave you with a Todd Snider song about hijacker D.B. Cooper