Saros Named Goalie of the Month
Milwaukee, WI—The American Hockey League announced today that Admirals goalie Juuse Saros has been selected as the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for March.
In eight appearances last month, Saros went 7-1-0 with a 1.61 goals-against average, a .936 save percentage and two shutouts, lifting the Admirals into first place in the tight Central Division.
Saros began the month by stopping 25 shots and both shootout attempts in Milwaukee’s 4-3 win at Lake Erie on Mar. 3, then made 22 saves as the Admirals shut out Chicago, 1-0, in overtime on Mar. 5. Saros earned his sixth consecutive winning decision on Mar. 11, turning aside 23 of 25 shots in a 4-2 win over Iowa, and earned his fourth shutout of the season on Mar. 23 with 28 saves in the Admirals’ 2-0 victory at Texas.
A 20-year-old rookie from Forssa, Finland, Saros has appeared in 32 games with Milwaukee this season (24-7-0) and ranks fourth in the AHL with a 2.22 goals-against average to go with a .920 save percentage and four shutouts. Saros was a fourth-round pick by Nashville in the 2013 Entry Draft, and made his NHL debut with the Predators on Nov. 28, 2015, vs. Buffalo.
In recognition of his achievement, Saros will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Admirals home game.
Saros and the Admirals return home to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday night when they play host to the San Antonio Rampage at 7 pm. Fans can purchase tickets for the game by calling the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or online at milwaukeeadmirals.com.