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The Milwaukee Admirals are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Milwaukeemarker, Wisconsinmarker, USAmarker at the Bradley Centermarker.

History

The Admirals first took to the ice in the winter of 1970 as an amateur club known as the Milwaukee Wings. They lost their first game on January 25 when the Madison All-Stars beat them 17–7. They got their first win five days later when they defeated the Milwaukee Winter Club 10–8.

The next year the team was sold by the original owner Reed Fansher to a group of investors. One of the investors, Erwin J. Merar, owned an appliance store. The team was renamed the "Admirals" after a brand of household appliances sold in Merar's store.

Beginning with the 197374 season the Admirals joined the newly formed United States Hockey League. Their first season in a league was not particularly successful as they ended the season in last place in their division. They won only 11 games, lost 35 games, and tied 2 games that season.

The Admirals won the USHL league championship in 1976, winning seven straight games in the league's playoffs. In the off-season, the team was purchased by former Chicago Blackhawks announcer Lloyd Pettit and his wife, Jane Bradley-Pettit.

For the 197778 season the Admirals joined the International Hockey League as the USHL was becoming a strictly amateur league. The Admirals appeared in the IHL's Turner Cup finals only once (1983), where they lost to Toledo in six games.

They stayed a part of the IHL until it joined the American Hockey League for the 200102 season when the IHL ceased operations. Five other IHL franchises also joined the AHL that season.

They won their first Calder Cup in 2004 when they defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Prior to the Finals, Milwaukee needed seven games to defeat the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in the first round. Then the Admirals defeated the Chicago Wolves in six games to advance to the Conference Finals. The Admirals then eliminated the Rochester Americans four games to one. Milwaukee then swept the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to win the Calder Cup. The Admirals completed a rare postseason run in which they needed one fewer game to eliminate their opponents in each subsequent series.

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Admirals were purchased in June 2005 by a group of investors, led by Harris J. Turer, including Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, assistant general manager Gord Ash and pitcher Ben Sheets. The Brewers subsequently became the sole uniform sponsor of the Admirals, and the Admirals wear a Brewers logo patch on their sweaters.

The Admirals won their second division title as a member of the American Hockey League in 2006, clinching the title on the last day of their schedule with a win over the Grand Rapids Griffins.

After narrowly winning a seven-game playoff series over the Iowa Stars, Milwaukee swept both the Houston Aeros and Grand Rapids Griffins to advance to their second Calder Cup final series. To their disappointment, the Admirals would lose 4–2 to the Hershey Bears.

On August 1, 2006, the Admirals unveiled their newest logo to the public at the Henry Maier Festival Parkmarker (also known as the Summerfest grounds). The logo came with a radical color change for the team, away from red and blue hues to one of black, white and light blue. They also unveiled their new slogan, "Never Say Die".

NHL affiliation

The Admirals have been the top-level affiliate of the Nashville Predators since that team's founding in 1998. On February 15, 2007, the clubs signed a new agreement that will extend that relationship through the 2009–10 season.[70004]
 Coincidentally but unrelated, the two cities' baseball franchises share a reverse affiliation, as the Nashville Sounds are the AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.


During the 2006–2007 season, the Admirals were also part of an unusual affiliation agreement with the Edmonton Oilers, who used five partial affiliates in the AHL for the 2006–07 season. These five affiliates include the Milwaukee Admirals, the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Iowa Stars, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and the Hamilton Bulldogs. This arrangement lasted one season, as the Oilers announced a three-year affiliation with the Springfield Falcons on March 19, 2007.

Retired numbers



Logos

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Notable alumni



Season-by-season results



Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals

for
Goals

against
Standing
1970 15 8 7 0 16 —- —- Independent
1970–71 22 14 7 1 29 —- —- Independent
1971–72 24 11 12 1 23 167 117 Independent
1972–73 32 26 5 1 53 228 145 Independent
1973–74 48 11 35 2 24 192 318 5th, South
1974–75 48 18 30 0 36 241 288 3rd, South
1975–76 48 23 25 0 46 279 270 3rd, South
1976–77 48 23 23 2 48 231 241 1st, South
1977–78 80 27 38 15 69 257 299 3rd, South
1978–79 80 21 48 11 53 260 391 4th, South
1979–80 80 29 41 10 68 327 402 3rd, South
1980–81 82 32 35 15 79 354 371 3rd, West
1981–82 82 41 34 7 91 385 351 2nd, IHL
1982–83 82 43 30 9 98 407 312 1st, West
1983–84 82 46 30 6 101 403 335 2nd, IHL
1984–85 82 25 52 5 60 292 389 9th, IHL
1985–86 82 48 28 1 5 102 368 306 2nd, West
1986–87 82 41 37 4 0 68 342 358 3rd, West
1987–88 82 21 54 7 49 288 430 4th, West
1988–89 82 54 23 5 113 399 323 2nd, West
1989–90 82 36 39 7 79 316 370 3rd, West
1990–91 82 36 43 3 75 275 316 4th, West
1991–92 82 38 36 8 84 306 309 3rd, East
1992–93 82 49 23 10 108 329 280 1st, Midwest
1993–94 81 40 24 17 97 338 302 2nd, Midwest
1994–95 81 44 27 10 98 317 298 1st, Central
1995–96 82 40 32 10 90 290 307 1st, Midwest
1996–97 82 38 36 8 84 253 298 4th, Midwest
1997–98 82 43 34 5 91 267 262 3rd, Northwest
1998–99 82 38 28 16 92 254 265 4th, Midwest
1999–00 82 37 36 9 83 222 246 5th, Eastern
2000–01 82 42 33 7 91 244 217 5th, Eastern
2001–02 80 30 35 10 5 75 198 207 5th, West
2002–03 80 32 27 14 7 85 247 251 4th, West
2003–04 80 46 24 7 3 102 269 191 1st, West
2004–05 80 47 24 5 4 103 247 207 2nd, West
2005–06 80 49 21 6 4 108 268 234 1st, West
2006–07 80 41 25 4 10 96 227 230 3rd, West
2007–08 80 44 29 4 3 95 231 212 4th, West
2008–09 80 49 22 3 6 107 229 195 1st, West


Playoffs

Season Prelim 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1970 Independent team.
1970–71 Independent team.
1971–72 Independent team.
1972–73 Independent team.
1973–74 Out of playoffs.
1974–75 Out of playoffs.
1975–76 W, 2–0, SC W, 2–0, TC W, 3–0, GB
1976–77 W, 2–0–2, GB L, 1–2–3, GR
1977–78 L, 1–4, TOL
1978–79 L, 3–4, GR
1979–80 L, 0–4, SAG
1980–81 L, 3–4, FW
1981–82 L, 1–4, SAG
1982–83 bye W, 4–1, KAL L, 2–4, TOL
1983–84 bye L, 0–4, FLI
1984–85 Out of playoffs.
1985–86 L, 1–4, PEO
1986–87 L, 2–4, SLC
1987–88 Out of playoffs.
1988–89 W, 4–2, KAL L, 1–4, SLC
1989–90 L, 2–4, SLC
1990–91 L, 2–4, PEO
1991–92 L, 1–4, MUS
1992–93 L, 2–4, KC
1993–94 L, 0–4, ATL
1994–95 W, 3–2, SD W, 4–1, LV L, 1–4, DEN
1995–96 L, 2–3, PEO
1996–97 L, 0–3, LB
1997–98 W, 3–1, HOU L, 2–4, CHI
1998–99 L, 0–2, MTB
1999–00 L, 1–2, CLE
2000–01 L, 1–4, CHI
2001–02 Out of playoffs.
2002–03 W, 2–1, ROCH L, 0–3, HOU
2003–04 W, 4–3, CIN W, 4–2, CHI W, 4–1, ROCH W, 4–0, WBS
2004–05 L, 3–4, CIN
2005–06 W, 4–3, IOWA W, 4–0, HOU W, 4–0, GR L, 2–4,HER
2006–07 L, 0–4, CHI
2007–08 L, 2–4, CHI
2008–09 W, 4-0, ROCK L, 3-4, HOU


Team records

Single season
Goals: 75 Danny Lecours (1982–83)
Assists: 100 Dale Yakiwchuk (1982–83)
Points: 138 Dale Yakiwchuk (1982–83)
Penalty minutes: 381 Don Gibson (1992–93)
GAA: 2.09 Mark Dekanich (2008–09)
SV%: .923 Mark Dekanich (2008–09)


Career
Career goals: 444 Danny Lecours
Career assists: 379 Fred Berry
Career points: 813 Danny Lecours
Career penalty minutes: 1233 Ken Sabourin
Career goaltending wins: 119 Rich Sirois
Career shutouts: 11 Brian Finley
Career games: 641 Danny Lecours


Current roster

As of April 3, 2009.[70005]



Ryan Maki briefly played for the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL during the 2007–08 season, before returning to the Admirals.


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