When the Nashville Predators took him in the second round, Magnus Hellberg became the first goaltender taken in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. After being buried under a red hot goalie in Frolunda last year and seeing limited playing time as a result, Hellberg is playing his first season in North America in 2012-13.
And the Milwaukee Admirals are happy to have him.
The 6’5″, Uppsala, Sweden, native struggled in the transition early on but found a groove in February. He went 6-1-0 during the month and was nearly unbeatable with a .950 save-percentage.
Along with starter Jeremy Smith, Hellberg gives the Ads a strong one-two punch between the pipes. Now only if they could find some scoring…
The official press release is below.
Milwaukee, WI– The American Hockey League announced today that Magnus Hellberg of the Milwaukee Admirals has been selected as the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for February.
In what was one of the greatest months for a goalie in Admirals history, Hellberg went 6...