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March 22, 2013

Admirals Release Jean-Michel Rizk From PTO


NORFOLK – The Norfolk Admirals have released forward Jean-Michel Rizk to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO).

Rizk, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, has appeared in five games with Norfolk this season, posting an even plus/minus rating with three shots. He has also appeared in 61 games with Norfolk's ECHL affiliate, the Fort Wayne Komets, notching 19 goals and 31 points with 56 penalty minutes. He ranks third with Fort Wayne in goals and points. Rizk made his AHL debut with the Admirals on Jan. 15th vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

A 26-year-old native of New Liskeard, Ontario, Rizk has appeared in 131 career professional games between the Admirals, Komets, Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL and Flint Generals of the UHL. The second-year professional was selected in the seventh round (195th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild. He played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, posting 64 goals and 131 points in 98 career games.

The Admirals take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins tomorrow night from Mohegan Sun Arena in Pennsylvania. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. All games can be heard on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM or 1021TheGame.com. You may also watch at AHLLive.com.

After stopping in Charlotte, N.C., to face the Checkers next Tuesday, the Admirals will return to Scope on Mar. 29 and Mar. 30 to take on the Syracuse Crunch.

Join us on Mar. 29 for Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Night and on Mar. 30 for MDA Jersey Auction and Ticket Fundraiser. Through these exclusive online ticket offers, Red Level tickets for each game are available for just $11. If you were to buy these tickets at the Scope Box Office on game night, they’d be $19 – you save 42%. Plus, a portion of Mar. 29 ticket sales goes back to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and a portion of Mar. 30 ticket sales goes back to the local MDA chapter.

These special offers are only good online at norfolkadmirals.com/groups and only for a limited time. Please visit norfolkadmirals.com/groups or call (757) 640-1212 for more details.

The 13th Annual MDA Jersey Auction, Presented by PAPCO, takes place immediately following the game on Mar. 30th. A live auction will take place on the ice with special jerseys being sold right off the players’ backs. All proceeds go to the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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 norfolkadmirals.com anytime.


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