Leading Scorer Pouliot Reassigned to Norfolk by Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have reassigned forward Marc-Antoine Pouliot (MAHRK an-TWAHN POO-l'yaht) to the Admirals, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Pouliot, a 6-foot-2, 193-pound center from Québec City, Québec, was recalled to Tampa Bay on November 12 and made his Lightning debut that night in Pittsburgh. In playing his first NHL game of the season, he logged 11:57 of ice time. He was signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on July 23, 2010.
Pouliot, 25, had appeared in Norfolk's first 12 games of the season prior to his recall, recording four goals and 18 points. He remains the team's leader in scoring and is tied for ninth among all American Hockey League players in scoring while ranking third in the AHL with 14 assists.
Pouliot, appeared in 35 games last season with the Edmonton Oilers, scoring seven goals and 14 points. Pouliot also skated in four games with Edmonton’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, scoring one goal and six points.
A sixth-year pro, Pouliot has appeared in 177 career NHL games between the Lightning and Oilers, scoring 21 goals and 53 points. In 169 career AHL games between the Admirals, Falcons, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hamilton Bulldogs, Pouliot has scored 55 goals and 147 points. Pouliot was drafted by the Oilers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The Admirals will conclude their five-game road trip on Friday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Follow all of the action on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM, 1021TheGame.com and AHLLive.com. The Admirals return to Scope next Saturday to battle the Adirondack Phantoms.
The Admirals will hold United States Marine Corps Night next Saturday. All active duty and retired members of the U.S. Marine Corps (and their dependents) may purchase $10 Red Level Tickets (normally $14) for this game at norfolkadmirals.com.
Also next Saturday, former Pro Bowl Washington Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger will sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans. More details will be available as the game approaches.
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!