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December 3, 2010

Lightning Recall Harju from Admirals


TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled forward Johan Harju (har-YOO) from the Admirals, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Harju, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, has played in four games with the Lightning this season, registering two penalty minutes and three shots on goal while averaging 7:52 in ice time in the first NHL action of his career. He has appeared in 17 games with the Admirals, recording 13 goals and 23 points with a plus-7 rating. He leads Norfolk in goals and points while also tying for third in the AHL in goals. This is Harju’s first season in North America.

Harju was named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending November 28, 2010. Harju scored six goals and notched one assist for seven points while posting a plus-5 rating in five games for the Admirals.

A native of Overtornea, Sweden, Harju played in 55 regular season games with the Moscow Dynamo of the Kontinental Hockey League last season, recording four goals and 18 points. He played two playoff games with Moscow, recording a goal and eight penalty minutes. He was selected by the Lightning in the sixth round, 167th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

The Admirals will continue their season-long six game road trip tonight against Manchester at 7:00 p.m.
Follow all the live action on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM, 102.1 TheGame.com, and AHLLive.com.

The Admirals will return home Wednesday to take on the Syracuse Crunch featuring another Admirals Value Night, including Admirals Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Nights.

Wednesday's game marks the return of Admirals Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Nights. Family Fun Packs, presented by SunTrust, include four discounted Red Level Tickets for just $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $48 – that’s a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights 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.

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.

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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