Defenseman Joe Piskula named Milwaukee Admirals Captain for 2014-2015 season

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Admirals have announced defenseman Joe Piskula has been selected as the team’s captain for the 2014-15 season. Piskula, a native of Antigo, Wisconsin and a University of Wisconsin alumnus, is entering his third season with the Ads and served as an Alternate Captain last season.

A veteran of over 480 games in the AHL and NHL, Piskula posted 23 points (3g-20a) in 73 games with the Ads last season. His +20 rating was best on the team and it made him just the second Admiral to finish the season +20 or better in the past 10 years.

Acquired from the Calgary organization on February 28, 2013, Piskula has scored four goals and added 23 assists in 96 career games with Milwaukee. He has played in 12 career NHL contests, including two with the Predators last season, and helped UW capture the 2006 NCAA Championship.

Forwards Mark Van Guilder and Colton Sissons will wear the “A” on their jerseys as the team’s alternate captains.

Piksula and the Admirals drop the puck on the 2014-15 season Friday night at 7:00 pm at the BMO Harris Bradley Center versus the Charlotte Checkers.

Fans can purchase tickets for opening night, or any Admirals game, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by logging onto

Groups of 10 or more receive significant discounts off the original ticket price. For more information, or to purchase group tickets, fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.