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October 6, 2010

Veteran Defenseman Mathieu Roy Joins Admirals


TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have assigned defenseman Mathieu Roy (pronounced "wah") to the Admirals, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Roy, 6-2, 215 pounds, played in three preseason games with the Lightning, recording a plus-1 rating. He spent last season in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization, skating in a career-high 31 games and notching a career-best 10 assists. He also played in 15 AHL games with Syracuse and Rochester, recording four points. Roy also appeared in six postseason games with the Americans, registering 11 penalty minutes.

A native of St. Georges, Quebec, Roy has played in 61 career NHL games, notching two goals and 13 points. He has also skated in 256 career AHL games with Syracuse, Rochester, Springfield, Hamilton, Edmonton and Toronto, amassing 16 goals and 95 points. He was named to the Canadian AHL All-Star Team for the Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic during the 2006-07 season.

Roy was drafted by Edmonton in the seventh round, 215th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and was signed by Columbus as a free agent on July 14, 2009.

The Admirals now have 25 players on their training camp roster with fourteen forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders. A complete training camp roster is attached to this press release.

Norfolk's regular season opens in Binghamton, New York, as they take on the Senators on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. The Admirals' regular season home opener will take place on Friday, October 15, as the Worcester Sharks invade Scope.

Individual tickets for all regular season games start at just $12. Tickets are available now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.

Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2010-11 season tickets today. Season tickets start at just $350 while 10-Packs are available for as little as $110. 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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