Admirals Sign Van Guilder, Bouvet-Morrissette
Milwaukee, WI—The Milwaukee Admirals announced today that they have signed forwards Mark Van Guilder and Andre Bouvet-Morrissette to American Hockey League (AHL) contracts.
Van Guilder returns to Milwaukee for his fourth full season after posting career highs in 2011-12 with 12 goals, 15 assists, 27 points, and 70 games played. He was third on the team with three game-winning goals and finished the season with a +8 rating. In parts of four seasons with the Admirals, the Roseville, MN native has tallied 51 points on 22 goals and 29 assists in 165 games. He has also chipped in seven points (4g-3a) in 23 playoff contests with the Ads.
The Notre Dame alum helped lead the Fighting Irish to the 2008 NCAA Championship game, finishing third on the team with 30 points. He also guided the Cincinnati Cyclones to the 2010 Kelly Cup, averaging over a point a game (5g-10a) in 14 post-season contests.
In addition to his play on the ice, Van Guilder is also one the team’s leaders off of it, having won the Admirals Man of the Year award each of the past two seasons for his outstanding contributions to the Milwaukee community.
Bouvet-Morrissette enters his first professional season after spending the previous two seasons with the Durmondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Last season Bouvet-Morrissette paced the Voltigeurs with 39 goals and tied for the team lead with 72 points, while finishing with a +9 rating, also tops on the squad. The Becancour, QE native finished his junior career with 102 points on 55 goals and 47 assists in 128 games.
The Admirals kick off the 2012-13 season on the road against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, October 12 before commencing the home portion of the schedule on Friday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Individual tickets for the 2012-13 season will go on sale at a future date. However, season tickets are now on sale, starting at just $175. For more information, or to purchase season tickets, fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.