NORFOLK, Va. Ė The Norfolk Admirals have signed defenseman Ethan Graham to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO).
Graham, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman from Xenia, Ohio, had appeared in six games this season with the ECHLís Charlotte Checkers with one goal and four points.
Graham has appeared in 74 career American Hockey League contests between the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Iowa Stars, recording one goal and six points with 54 penalty minutes. He split last season between the Checkers and Wolf Pack, recording one assist and 18 penalty minutes in 27 games to begin the campaign with Hartford.
The third-year pro has appeared in 50 career ECHL games between Charlotte and the Idaho Steelheads, scoring six goals and 26 points with 41 penalty minutes.
In 162 collegiate games with the Michigan State University Spartans, Graham recorded 11 goals and 50 points. He won a NCAA Championship with the Spartans in 2007 and was named the teamís Most Outstanding Defenseman that season.
The Admirals are in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tonight to take on the Penguins at 7:05 p.m. They will travel to Syracuse tomorrow for a 7:30 p.m. tilt before returning to Scope next week.
Next week, the Admirals will take on the Binghamton Senators at Scope on Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night, the Admirals will help to celebrate the 234th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with special ceremonies and discounted tickets. Active and retired members of the United States Marine Corps and their dependents can purchase Red Level Tickets through the Admirals Office for just $10. Call (757) 640-1212 to place your order or for more details.
Also, Tuesday and Wednesday mark the return of Admirals mid-week value games. Fans can take advantage of Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night Tickets during every Tuesday and Wednesday night home game. Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets for $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Thatís a savings of $37!
Student Rush Nights, brought to you by Pit Bull Energy Drink and Baxterís Sports Lounge, provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for high school and college students with a valid current high school or college ID. In addition, when you buy a Student Rush Night Ticket, you get a buy-one, get-one free offer for the next Student Rush Night. On top of that, you get discounted food at Baxterís Sports Lounge (located right across the street from Scope) on the day of the game.
Admirals Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game. For more details, please visit norfolkadmirals.com.
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 1-800-745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.com. Donít miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2009-10 season tickets today. Stop by the Admiralsí Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime!