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December 27, 2008

Admirals Reassign F Mathieu Curadeau to IHL Fort Wayne

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Admirals have reassigned forward Mathieu Curadeau to the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL, Admirals General Manager Mike Butters announced today.

Curadeau, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound native of Montréal, Québec, appeared in 12 games with the Admirals, scoring his first two career AHL goals to go along with 15 penalty minutes. Curadeau attended Admirals training camp and appeared in three preseason games, scoring one goal and one assist with six penalty minutes. Curadeau signed an AHL Standard Player’s Contract with the Admirals on August 27 and was originally assigned to Fort Wayne on October 6.

Curadeau has appeared in 13 games for the Komets and was leading the team with 12 goals at the time of his recall on November 27. His 19 points ranked third on the squad and he also has seven assists and 14 penalty minutes with a +2 rating.

The 23-year-old is now in his second full professional year. Last season, he ranked second in goals and fourth in scoring with the Komets and helped them win the IHL’s Turner Cup Championship. He also made his AHL debut in January, skating in one game with the Worcester Sharks.

Curadeau scored 37 goals and added 62 assists in 236 career junior games in the QMJHL between Val d’Or, Acadie-Bathurst and Gatineau. He also skated in 11 games with the University of Ottawa, tallying three goals and eight assists.

The Admirals will head back on the road for a three-game jaunt beginning on Wednesday in Portland, Maine, against the Pirates. The puck drops at 5:30 p.m.

The Admirals return to Scope to kick off a nine-game homestand with solid home games from January 7-30. The homestand begins for Norfolk against their East Division Rivals, the Hershey Bears, on January 7 at 7:15 p.m.

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