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April 2, 2012

Tyler Johnson Named Reebok/AHL Player of the Month


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The American Hockey League announced today that Norfolk Admirals center Tyler Johnson has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Month for March. Johnson led all AHL skaters with 22 points in 12 games, recording 11 goals, 11 assists and a plus-13 rating during Norfolk’s historic month.

Johnson stretched his scoring streak to 13 games, the longest by an AHL rookie in more than six years, and scored a goal in nine consecutive games from Mar. 3-24. He had back-to-back two-goal games on Mar. 3 vs. Springfield and Mar. 9 at Adirondack, and set personal season highs with three assists and four points in a 6-3 win at Bridgeport on Mar. 11 to secure Reebok/AHL Player of the Week honors. Johnson scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Albany on Mar. 23 as Norfolk established a professional hockey record with its 19th consecutive win, en route to a 22-game streak which remained intact at month’s end.

Johnson, a 21-year-old native of Spokane, Wash., has 29 goals and 34 assists for 63 points in 69 games for Norfolk this season, ranking second among all AHL rookies in scoring. Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Mar. 7, 2011, Johnson played four junior seasons with Spokane in the WHL, winning a Memorial Cup title in 2008 and helping the United States to a gold medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

In recognition of his achievement, Johnson will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Admirals home game.

The Admirals return Scope tomorrow night in search of their 23rd consecutive win as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins visit Norfolk for the final time in the regular season. The puck drops at 7:15 p.m. in the final Admirals Value Night of 2011-12.

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.

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 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 ticketmaster.com.

Reserve your 2012-13 season tickets with a deposit of as little as $100 per seat today. Current season ticket holders may also reserve 2012 Calder Cup Playoff Packages now. 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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