Oligny Named Admirals Man of the Year


Milwaukee, WI--The Admirals are proud to announce that Jimmy Oligny has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Milwaukee community during the 2015-16 season.

A second-year defenseman from La Salle, QE, Oligny has taken an active role in the Admirals community relations efforts.

As he was during his rookie year, Oligny was instrumental in the success of the Admirals reading program “Reading: The Ultimate Power Play,” as he went to six Milwaukee Public Schools that participated in the program to read to the kids in their classrooms, which is especially impressive given that he is a native French speaker.

Jimmy served as a celebrity waiter for Prevent Blindness of Wisconsin’s annual fundraiser that raises money to help prevent blindness and other severe eye problems in kids and was one of the top tip earners at the Admirals Celebrity Serve which raised over $15,000 for the Power-Play Foundation, which supports non-profits in southeast Wisconsin.

Jimmy also went to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to visit sick kids during the season, he was also a key participant in the Admirals Week of Caring initiative and he also donated money to help buy presents for underprivileged kids at Christmas time.

Oligny is now one of 30 finalists for the AHL’s 2015-16 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honoring the overall IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The league award is named after the former Hershey Bears forward and AHL All-Star who died in 1997 following a 16-month battle with leukemia. The winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award will be announced by the American Hockey League at a later date.

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