NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals have named forward Mike Angelidis team captain for the 2011-12 season, Admirals Head Coach Jon Cooper announced this evening.
"Mike Angelidis has been a leader for the Admirals since his first day in Norfolk," said Cooper upon making the announcement. "He has earned the right to wear the 'C.' Mike is an excellent example of how a pro hockey player should conduct himself on and off the ice."
Angelidis, 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, was one of two players to appear in all 80 regular season games in 2010-11. Last season, Angelidis established AHL career highs in goals (20), assists (18), points (38), and penalty minutes (169). He led the Admirals in plus/minus (+18) and penalty minutes. He also appeared in three Calder Cup playoff games. In his AHL career, Angelidis has played 317 games between the Admirals and Albany River Rats, scoring 63 goals and 124 points with 632 penalty minutes.
Angelidis, 26, is a native of Unionville, Ontario. Before turning pro in 2006, Angelidis spent four seasons with Owen Sound of the OHL. In 240 games with Owen Sound, he recorded 78 goals and 54 assists to go along with 492 penalty minutes.
Originally undrafted, Angelidis signed a three-year, entry-level, contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. Angelidis made his pro debut with Florida (ECHL) on 10/20/06 with Florida vs. Texas and made his AHL debut on 12/20/06 vs. Hershey.
Angelidis joined the Admirals after signing a one-year contract with the Lightning on August 4, 2010 and was assigned to the team to start the 2010-11 season.
The Admirals will return to the ice tonight as the Hershey Bears make their season debut at Norfolk Scope Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Tonight's matchup will be the first Military Appreciation Night at Norfolk Scope. Red Level tickets (normally $17.50 on game nights) will be available for just $9 at the Norfolk Scope Box Office for all active or retired military, their dependents and reservists with valid military identification.
Individual tickets are now on sale for all Admirals regular season home games 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 Admirals action by purchasing your 2011-12 season tickets or 10-packs today. 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!