Mikael Granlund Wins AHL Rookie of the Month

He's almost as good as his hair looks. - Harry How

Mikael Granlund picks up Rookie of the Month honors, annoying Oilers fans everywhere.

To absolutely no one around here's surprise, Mikael Granlund is the best rookie in the AHL. We might be so bold as to say the best player in the AHL, but we don't need the Edmonton Oilers fanbase coming over here talking about Taylor Hall's ability to avoid being a flop for a month. Of course, former Wisconsin Badger, and current leader in mulling things over, Justin Schultz was named the AHL Player of the Month.

Clearly, the AHL just felt bad for the kid having spent so much time in Wisconsin.

As for Granlund, he came out of the gates and quickly put to bed any worries about his game translating to the North American game. A six game scoring streak, three goals, seven assists, 1.43 PPG. This is, in the words of Socrates, "pretty good."

This, of course, has fans around the continent wondering how Granlund wins the Rookie of the Month, while Schultz was considered the best player in the league (and is also a rookie). It's simple really. The AHL just likes to push Oilers fans' buttons. It's a respectable way of doing business.

Congrats to young Mr. Granlund. We're sure this won't be the last award you win, kid.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hockey Wilderness

You must be a member of Hockey Wilderness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hockey Wilderness. You should read them.

Join Hockey Wilderness

You must be a member of Hockey Wilderness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hockey Wilderness. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker