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March 11, 2013

Anaheim Ducks Acquire Center Kyle Wilson from Tampa Bay in Exchange for Dan Sexton


Kyle Wilson/Photo Courtesy of Syracuse CrunchANAHEIM, Calif. Ė The Anaheim Ducks, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have acquired center Kyle Wilson from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for right wing Dan Sexton.

Wilson, 28 (12/15/84), has appeared in 22 contests with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, earning 5-0=5 points with six penalty minutes (PIM). A native of Oakville, Ontario, Wilson is a veteran of 411 career AHL contests, scoring 146-164=310 points with 141 PIM. He had a career year in 2007-08 when he scored 30-31=61 points in 2007-08 with the Hersey Bears. The 6-2, 200-pound center won consecutive Calder Cup championship titles while with Hershey in both 2008-09 and 2009-10, having earned 17-27=44 points in 70 career Calder Cup Playoff contests. Wilson has advanced to the Calder Cup Final on three occasions (2007, 2009 & 2010).

Selected by Minnesota in the ninth round (272nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Wilson was most recently acquired by Tampa Bay with Anders Lindback and a seventh-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft from Nashville in exchange for Sebastian Caron, two second-round selections in the 2012 Entry Draft, as well as a third-round selection in the 2013 Draft on June 15, 2012. Wilson made his NHL debut with Washington in 2009-10, earning two assists in his first game on Dec. 15, 2009 at Colorado. In 39 career NHL games, Wilson has earned 4-9=13 points with 12 PIM.

Sexton, 25 (4/29/87), has appeared in 27 regular season contests with Norfolk (AHL) this season, earning 5-11=16 points with six PIM. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim on Apr. 7, 2009, Sexton has appeared in 88 career NHL contests, earning 13-19=32 points with 20 PIM. A native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Sexton has also played in 128 career AHL contests, notching 32-56=88 points with 34 PIM.

Norfolk begins a three-game road trip on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. against the Charlotte Checkers in Game 7 of the GEICO Challenge Cup. All games can be heard on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM or 1021TheGame.com. You may also watch at AHLLive.com.

The Admirals return to Scope on March 19-20 to face off against the Adirondack Phantoms. Both games are Admirals Value Nights, with Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night tickets available.

Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $54 Ė thatís a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights provide $9 White Level Tickets (normally $17 on game nights) 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 Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

Donít miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your season tickets today. Stop by the Admiralsí 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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