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March 8, 2012

Admirals Sign Forward Bryan Brutlag to Tryout

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals today signed forward Bryan Brutlag ("BROOT-lahg") to a Professional Tryout Contract, Admirals General Manager Julien BriseBois announced.

Brutlag, 5-foot-11, 189-pounds, is currently tied for the team lead in scoring with the ECHL's Gwinnett Gladiators. The pro rookie has appeared in all 62 games for the Gladiators this season, posting 18 goals and 43 points with 30 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating. Brutlag is tied for fourth in rookie scoring in the ECHL. He also ranks second in goals and fourth in assists overall with the Gladiators. Brutlag had tallied points in each of Gwinnett's last seven games (5g, 5a) before signing with Norfolk.

Prior to tuning pro with the Gladiators this season, Brutlag appeared in 151 career collegiate games with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.) Engineers, posting 21 goals and 60 points with 171 penalty minutes. He began his collegiate career as a defenseman before switching to forward full-time prior to his junior season. Brutlag is tied for third all-time in games played in R.P.I. history and missed only three games in his four-year college career.

The Admirals are next in action on the road Friday night against the Adirondack Phantoms at 7:00 p.m. as they drop the puck on a three-game road trip. 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 on Wednesday, March 14, for a matchup against their East Division rivals, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The puck drops at 7:15 p.m. in another Admirals Value Night.

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

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 anytime!


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