Lightning Reassign Blair Jones and Mathieu Roy to Admirals
TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have reassigned forward Blair Jones and defenseman Mathieu Roy (mah-T'YOO WAH) to the Admirals, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Roy, 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, played in one game with the Lightning, November 4, 2010 at Los Angeles, recording 9:22 of ice time and two penalty minutes after being recalled on November 1. He has played in nine games for the Admirals this season, recording two goals and eight points with a plus-5 rating.
A native of St. Georges, Quebec, Roy 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.
Roy has played in 62 career NHL games, notching two goals and 13 points. He has also skated in 265 career AHL games with Norfolk, Syracuse, Rochester, Springfield, Hamilton, Edmonton and Toronto, amassing 18 goals and 103 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.
Jones, 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, played in four games with the Lightning after being recalled from the Admirals on October 26. He registered a goal and an assist with a plus-1 rating. He has also recorded four goals and 10 points with a plus-3 rating in seven games with Norfolk this season.
A native of Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Jones has played in 42 career NHL games, all with the Lightning. He has registered two goals and five points with 12 penalty minutes during his career. Last season Jones played in 14 games with the Lightning, recording 10 penalty minutes and averaging a career-best 12:50 in average ice time.
Jones played in 63 games with the Admirals last season, notching nine goals and 30 points. He represented Norfolk in the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic and won Reebok Hardest Shot Competition at the Ducks Unlimited AHL All-Star Skills Competition with a 100.7-mph shot. In 270 career AHL games between Norfolk and the Springfield Falcons, Jones has recorded 52 goals and 157 points.
Jones was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fourth round, 102nd overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Admirals will now embark on a five-game road trip beginning on Wednesday night in Albany with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop against the Devils. Follow all of the action on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM, 1021TheGame.com and AHLLive.com. The Admirals return to Scope on Saturday, November 20, to battle with the Adirondack Phantoms.
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!