Geoffrion Named AHL Player of the Week
Feb 2, 2011
Milwaukee, WI—The American Hockey League announced today that Milwaukee Admirals center Blake Geoffrion has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 30, 2011. In two games, Geoffrion scored three goals and added three assists for six points for the Admirals, who hit the all-star break in a tie atop the West Division.
Geoffrion had his biggest night as a pro on Friday, scoring two goals and assisting on three others to lead Milwaukee to an 8-1 win over division rival Peoria. On Saturday, Geoffrion scored again and was named the game's third star as the Admirals defeated Rockford, 3-2 in overtime.
In recognition of his achievement, Geoffrion will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Admirals home game.
Geoffrion, who turns 23 on Feb. 3, is in his rookie season after a four-year career at the University of Wisconsin that saw him win the Hobey Baker Award as the top collegiate player in the nation as a senior in 2009-10. A second-round draft pick by Nashville in 2006, Geoffrion has recorded eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points in 35 games for the Admirals this season.
The native of Plantation, Fla., is the grandson of former AHL coach and Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie Geoffrion and the son of former AHL forward Dan Geoffrion.
Geoffrion and the Admirals return to the Bradley Center Friday, February 4 to host the Rockford IceHogs at 7:00 pm. The first 5,000 fans will receive a bobblehead of Geoffrion, courtesy of Lee Jeans, and the UW Badger Band will perform at the game and put on a special 4th Period on the ice following the game.
Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at or logging on to milwaukeeadmirals.com. Group discounts are available starting with just ten people and get a minimum of $2 off the face value. For more information or to purchase group tickets fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or visit milwaukeeadmirals.com. Don’t forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and on Facebook!