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March 11, 2013

Anaheim Recalls Forwards Patrick Maroon and Devante Smith-Pelly from Admirals

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled forwards Patrick Maroon and Devante Smith-Pelly from the Admirals.

Maroon, 24 (4/23/88), has appeared in nine games for Anaheim this season, scoring one goal (1-0=1) with seven penalty minutes (PIM). He collected his first career NHL goal on Feb. 16 at Nashville, beating Pekka Rinne for the game-tying goal in a 3-2 shootout win. Maroon has earned 17-19=36 points with 113 PIM in 48 AHL games this season. Since his reassignment to Norfolk on Mar. 5, he scored 4-2=6 points with a +2 in three contests, earning CCM/AHL Player of the Week honors earlier today. Maroon currently ranks second among team leaders in goals and points, and co-leads in assists. In addition, he has scored a team-leading eight power play goals on the season. Maroon was acquired from Philadelphia with David Laliberte in exchange for Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson on Nov. 21, 2010.

Smith-Pelly, 20 (6/14/92), has appeared in five contests with Anaheim this season, going scoreless while averaging 7:59 time-on-ice. Assigned to Norfolk on Feb. 5, he has appeared in 47 contests with the Admirals this season, scoring 7-13=20 points with 49 PIM. Selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Smith-Pelly made his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2011-12, collecting 7-6=13 points with 16 PIM in 49 contests. He appeared in his first contest with the Ducks at 19 years, three months and 23 days on Oct. 7 at Buffalo (Helsinki, Finland), becoming the third-youngest player to appear in an Anaheim uniform.

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 You may also watch at

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 – that’s 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 Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

Don’t miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your season tickets 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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