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July 15, 2011

Lightning Re-Sign Defenseman Scott Jackson

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the AHL's Norfolk Admirals, have re-signed defenseman Scott Jackson to a one-year, two-way contract, Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Jackson, 6-foot-3, 219 pounds, played in 68 games with the Admirals last season, recording a goal and five points with a plus-13 rating. He was tied for sixth among all Norfolk defensemen for plus/minus and also served as alternate captain for road games from December 17 until the end of the season. Jackson also made his professional playoffs debut with the Admirals, skating in six games during the Calder Cup Playoffs.

A native of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Jackson has played in 174 career AHL games, all with Norfolk, registering two goals and 24 points with a career plus-18 rating. Jackson has also played in one career NHL game, April 11, 2010 at Florida, with the Lightning. Jackson is entering his fourth professional season, having split time between the Lighting, the Admirals, and Mississippi of the ECHL. In 178 professional games, Jackson has notched three goals and 25 points.

Before joining the Admirals, Jackson spent five seasons with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL. In 326 career games, Jackson tallied 23 goals and 119 points with 209 penalty minutes.

The 24-year-old was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the second round, 37th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The Lightning signed Jackson to an entry-level contract on July 3, 2008.

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