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October 8, 2008

Admirals Sign Brent Henley to AHL Standard Player’s Contract

NORFOLK – The Norfolk Admirals have signed Brent Henley to an AHL Standard Player’s Contract, Admirals General Manager Mike Butters announced today.

“Brent Henley had a solid training camp for us,” said Butters. “He skates well and has good puck skills for a player of his size. He will fill a void for us, especially with David Koci remaining with the Lightning. Brent knows his role and we expect him to provide a physical presence with us.”

Henley, a 6-foot-6, 258-pound defenseman from Coquitlam, British Columbia, is entering his eighth professional season. He most recently played with the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL and Springfield Falcons of the AHL during the 2007-08 season. With the Komets, Henley posted four assists and 108 penalty minutes in 26 regular season games.

Henley then signed an AHL professional tryout contract with the Falcons at the end of the 2007-08 season and appeared in Springfield’s final three games. He returned to the Komets for the playoffs, notching two assists and 23 penalty minutes in 13 games as Fort Wayne captured the 2008 Turner Cup Championship.

During his career, Henley has appeared in 46 AHL contests between the Lowell Lock Monsters, Rochester Americans, Toronto Marlies, Edmonton RoadRunners, and Springfield Falcons. He has scored one goal and added four assists with 145 penalty minutes in those contests.

In his professional career spanning 332 games between the AHL, ECHL, WCHL, UHL and IHL, Henley has scored ten goals and added 39 assists with 1,579 penalty minutes.

The 20th season of Admirals hockey officially kicks off on Friday and Saturday at Scope against the Hershey Bears.

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