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February 28, 2012

Tampa Bay Recalls Four Players From Admirals, Reassigns Alex Hutchings to Admirals from ECHL


TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled forwards Mike Angelidis, Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Trevor Smith along with defenseman Evan Oberg from the Admirals. In addition, Tampa Bay has reassigned forward Alex Hutchings from the ECHL's Florida Everblades to the Admirals. The announcements were made today by Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman.

Hutchings, 5-foot-10, 178 pounds, has appeared in 23 games with the Everblades this season, posting 12 goals and 24 points with 24 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating. The second-year pro has appeared in 74 career ECHL games with Florida, posting 25 goals and 50 points with 65 penalty minutes. Hutchings appeared in four Kelly Cup Playoff games with the Everblades last season, posting one goal and three points. He has also appeared in one career regular season AHL game and one career Calder Cup Playoff game – both with the Admirals last season.

Selected by the Lightning in the fourth round (93rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Hutchings appeared in 229 career games of junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey League's Barrie Colts, posting 111 goals and 208 points from 2006-07 to 2009-10.

Angelidis, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, has played in four games with the Lightning, recording five penalty minutes. He has played in 49 games with the Admirals this season, recording 12 goals and 23 points. He ranks second on Norfolk with 123 penalty minutes and is tied for sixth with 12 goals. The Woodbridge, Ontario native scored his first career goal in his NHL debut with the Lightning on January 24 versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Oberg, 6-foot, 191 pounds, has skated in two games with the Lightning this season, recording a plus-2 rating. He was acquired by the Lightning with Mike Kostka from the Florida Panthers on December 2 in exchange for James Wright and Mike Vernace. He made his Lightning debut on January 24 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Oberg has played in 35 AHL games this year with Norfolk and the San Antonio Rampage, recording five goals and 18 points with a plus-8 rating. He has played in 23 games with the Admirals, notching five goals and 16 points with a plus-10. Oberg has played in 148 career AHL games with the Admirals, Rampage, Rochester Americans and Manitoba Moose. He has also skated in five career Calder Cup Playoff games, all with Manitoba during the 2009-10 season.

Smith, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, has played in eight games with the Lightning this season, collecting two assists. The North Vancouver, British Columbia native has played in 15 career NHL games with the Lightning and the New York Islanders, recording a goal and three points. He has played in 50 games with the Admirals this season, recording 21 goals and 57 points. He ranks second on the Admirals for points, goals, assists and in plus/minus (+26).

Labrie, 6-foot-2, 218 pounds, has played in eight games with the Lightning this season, recording one assist and 10 penalty minutes. He recorded his first career NHL point (assist) with the Lightning on January 21 at Phoenix. The Baie-Comeau, Quebec native has appeared in 42 games with Norfolk this season, tallying 13 goals and 30 points. Labrie leads the Admirals and ranks second in the AHL with a plus-27 rating and ranks third (tie) on the club in penalty minutes with 90.

Norfolk returns to Scope tomorrow as the Hershey Bears visit Scope for the final time this regular season in another Admirals Value Night including Family Fun Packs and Student Rush 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 Ticketmaster.com. Student Rust 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.

Admirals 10-Packs for the 2011-12 season remain available for as little as $110. You may also reserve your 2012-13 season tickets with a deposit of as little as $100 per seat 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!


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