Klein, Brookbank Still Alive for the Cup
Milwaukee, WI—Two Milwaukee Admiral alums are still alive in their quest to hoist the most hallowed trophy in professional sports.
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein will look to become the 14th former Admiral to win the Stanley Cup, while Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sheldon Brookbank is trying to be the first Ads alum to have his name engraved on the cup twice.
The duo played together in Milwaukee for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. They helped the team reach the Calder Cup Finals in 2006, where they fell to the Hershey Bears in six games.
Klein, who was traded from Nashville to the Rangers in the middle of the 2013-14 season, has four points (1g-3a) while skating in all 16 of New York’s playoff games thus far. He playd in 30 regular season contests with the Rangers, tallying a goal and five assists and had a goal and two assists in 47 contests with the Predators.
The Kitchener, ON native spent parts of four seasons with the Admirals from 220 games from 2004-08. During that time he totaled 81 points on 19 goals and 62 assists and has played in the third most games among defenseman for the Admirals since the team joined the AHL in 2001.
In his second season with the Hawks, Brookbank has a pair of assists in six games during the playoffs after scoring two goals and dishing out five assists in 48 contests during the regular season. He played for Milwaukee in 05-06 and 06-07, captaining the team in his second season. Overall he played in 151 games for the Ads, totaled 88 points (24-64g) and 408 penalty minutes, and was named the AHL’s 2007 Defenseman of the Year.
Season tickets for the Admirals 2014-15 season are on sale now, starting for as little as $185. The Admirals home opener for next season is set for Friday, October 10th at 7:00 pm at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The complete schedule will be released later this summer. For more information on season tickets fans should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or log on to www.milwaukeeadmirals.com.
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