Griffins Win The Calder Cup!
Mission Accomplished! Paul Butterfield Trophy Winner Tomas Tatar along with the leadership trio of captain Jeff Hoggan and Alternates Brennan Evans and Nathan Paetsch have had led a spectacular cast of players to the promised land of a Calder Cup Championship. For a team that had not made the playoffs in several years and was picked by several prognosticators to finish outside of the playoffs again this season, it was a remarkable outcome. There is a lot of credit to go around, so let's not forget first year head coach Jeff Blashill who obviously had a profound affect on this organization as well as rookie phenom Petr Mrazek who's recall from Toledo early in the season started this ride. While statistics don't tell us the whole story, it is a starting point to measure each player's contributions. So what follows is a round by round look at the heroes of the 2013 Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins: