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Play It Forward: Grosenick named AHL's Man of the Year

Play It Forward: Grosenick named AHL’s Man of the Year

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Troy Grosenick is a superstar on the ice. He’s top ten in the AHL in goals against average and save percentage leading the Admirals to the league’s best record. Troy is even better off the ice. He is the first Admiral to win the AHL’s man of the year award for his community service working with kids.

“It’s got to put a smile on your face when you are making someone happy. Especially kids. Hopefully all of these kids can have a little bit better life by doing the small part that we do.”

"Small part” is an understatement. This year alone, Troy’s worked with the Special Olympics, MACC Fund, Milwaukee Fire Department, Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes, a few youth hockey teams and helped create the new “Admirable Teammate” program.

“We live in a world nowadays that we kindof lose track of what we’re really trying to accomplish which is not only teaching kids about the game, but being a good teammate is longer term lessons than than scoring goals or making saves.”

And he’s done all of this in his hometown. Troy is a Brookfield native, Playing It Forward. 

“I had so many great mentors and the community gave so much to me so it’s nice to give back a little bit.”

Troy and the first place Ads are still waiting to see if they’ll have a chance to continue the season. He wants to chase a championship, but only when it’s safe. For now he tells fans

“Stay safe, stay positive.”

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