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January 23, 2009

Admirals RW Brandon Segal Named to AHL All-Star Squad


SPRINGFIELD, MASS – The American Hockey League today announced that Norfolk Admirals right wing Brandon Segal (pronounced SEE-guhl) has been named to the Canadian AHL All-Stars Squad for the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic, Presented by Charter Communications. The All-Star Classic takes place this Sunday and Monday in Worcester, Mass.

Segal, 25, is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound right wing out of North Delta, British Columbia. The sixth-year-pro has 12 goals and 15 assists with 54 penalty minutes in 34 games with Norfolk this season. He ranks among the club leaders in goals, assists and points. He also serves as an alternate captain for the Admirals.

Segal has played 369 games in his American Hockey League career, scoring 80 goals and 72 assists with 432 penalty minutes between Milwaukee, Portland and Norfolk. He also has played in 41 career Calder Cup Playoff games with five goals and eight points. He helped the Milwaukee Admirals with the 2004 Calder Cup and also helped them to reach the 2006 Calder Cup Finals where they fell in six games.

Norfolk’s AHL parent club, the Tampa Bay Lightning, acquired Segal on February 26, 2008, along with a seventh-round draft pick in 2008 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Jay Leach. He was originally drafted by the Nashville Predators in the fourth-round, 102nd overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Segal played 242 career games in the Western Hockey League with the Calgary Hitmen. He scored 108 goals and recorded 198 points with 358 penalty minutes.

The Admirals’ nine-game homestand continues tonight with a matchup against the Lake Erie Monsters. Opening faceoff at Scope will be at 7:15 p.m. The first 2,500 fans through the gates will receive a free Admirals bucket hat courtesy of Bank of the Commonwealth and Fox43.

To purchase tickets to any Admirals game, you may visit the Scope Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit any Ticketmaster outlet, call Ticketmaster at (757) 671-8100 or visit Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com. Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2008-09 season tickets today. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime!




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