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Wallner looks back at the Griffins’ 16-17 stats of note

As the Grand Rapids Griffins prepare for their playoff series against the Milwaukee Admirals (which starts on Friday at Van Andel Arena), the Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner listed many statistics of note from the Griffins' 2016-17 regular season:

High marks despite second place: The Griffins held the lead in the Central Division most of the season until a late swoon left them second behind Chicago by one point. They finished 47-23-1-5 with 100 points. The 47 wins was a team best since 2011-12 (when 76-game season was adopted) and the 100 points equaled the 76-game high reached by the 2014-15 club.

50-point club: Four players reached 50 points on the season. Scoring leaders were, in order, Matt Lorito (22-34-56), Ben Street (25-30-55), Evegeny Svechnikov (20-31-51) and Martin Frk (27-23-50).


Real goal getter: Martin Frk, who didn’t even start the season with the organization, led the Griffins in goals with 27. That included 12 via the power play. The fourth-year pro equaled his total from last season. He was claimed on waivers by Carolina before the start of the season, but re-claimed by the Detroit organization Nov. 1 and returned to Grand Rapids.

Net results: Jared Coreau, who once was pegged for 50 to 60 games in net this season, spent part of the year with the Red Wings, and now looks to settle in for the playoffs. He finished 19-11-3 with a 2.33 goals against average and .911 save percentage. He allowed 11 goals in his final five starts and will shoulder the load in the postseason.

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