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November 18, 2011

Admirals Sign Defenseman Jean-Philippe Cote to Tryout

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals have signed defenseman Jean-Philippe Cote to a Professional Tryout Contract, Admirals General Manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Cote, 6-foot-2, 213-pounds, is a veteran of over 400 professional games. He has played 384 games at the American Hockey League Level, scoring 12 goals and 66 points with 551 penalty minutes between Hamilton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Cote has never finished a season as a minus player, posting an AHL career plus/minus rating of plus-69. He won the 2007 Calder Cup Championship with Hamilton.

This season, the 29-year-old native of Québec City, Québec has appeared in ten games with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL, posting one goal and three points with a plus-5 rating.

Cote has also appeared in eight National Hockey League games, all with the Montreal Canadiens during the 2005-06 season. He was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the ninth round (265th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Cote played 266 career games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League between Acadie-Bathurst, Cape Breton and Québec, posting 19 goals and 103 points.

The Admirals conclude their four-game road trip tomorrow night as they face off against the St. John’s IceCaps. The puck drops at 6:00 p.m. EST. All games can be heard at 102.1-FM, 1490-AM and You can also watch on a pay-per-view basis at

The Admirals return to Scope next Wednesday night to take on the Charlotte Checkers in the fourth game of the GEICO Challenge Cup. The puck drops at 7:15 p.m. in another Admirals Value Night, featuring Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night tickets.

Family Fun Packs 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 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 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

Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2011-12 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 anytime!


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