Saros Named CCM/AHL Goalie of the Month
Milwaukee, WI—The American Hockey League announced today that Admirals goalie Juuse Saros has been named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for November.
Saros was a perfect 5-0-0 in November with a 1.37 goals-against average, a .955 save percentage and one shutout for Milwaukee, allowing just seven goals on 156 total shots.
Saros began the month with a 27-save effort in a 3-2 shootout victory over Chicago on Nov. 4, then stopped 29 of 32 shots in a 5-3 victory over Iowa on Nov. 5. He earned his first shutout of the season with 35 saves in a 1-0 win at Cleveland on Nov. 17, and followed that up with 30 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Monsters on Nov. 19. Saros made 28 saves as Milwaukee defeated Grand Rapids, 3-1, on Nov. 23, then earned his second recall of the month to Nashville where he allowed one goal and earned third-star honors in a game at Winnipeg on Nov. 27.
The Forssa, Finland native (9-1-0, 1.59, .945) is tied for the AHL lead in wins and ranks first in both goals-against average and save percentage over 10 appearances with Milwaukee this season. He is also 1-1-0 with a 1.02 GAA and a .965 save percentage in two NHL starts with Nashville.
Saros, a fourth-round pick by the Predators in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2015-16 and earned Goalie of the Month honors last March as well. He is now 38-9-0 with a 2.10 GAA, a .926 save percentage and five shutouts in 48 career AHL appearances.
Milwaukee hits the road for a four-game road trip starting with a pair of games this weekend in Cleveland. The Ads are back home again on Saturday, December 10 at 6 pm against the Chicago Wolves in Amtrak Rivalry Action.
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