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October 6, 2008

Lightning Assign Goaltender Karri Ramo to Admirals


TAMPA BAY, FL - The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have reassigned goaltender Karri Ramo to the Admirals, Lightning executive vice president of hockey operations Brian Lawton announced. Click here for the most current Admirals roster.

Ramo, 6-foot-2, 192-pounds, played in two games with the Lightning during the 2008 preseason. He posted a 2-0-0 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage. He also stopped both shots faced in a shootout win September 20 at Pittsburgh.

The native of Asikkala, Finland played in a career-high 22 games with the Lightning last season, posting a 7-11-3 record and a 3.03 goals-against average. He also set career-bests for wins, shots faced (632), saves (568), save percentage (.899), goals-against average and minutes played (1,268).

Ramo has played in 24 career NHL games, posting a 7-11-3 record with a .896 save percentage and a 3.05 goals-against average. He was selected by the Lightning in the sixth round, 191st overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Ramo appeared in six games with the Admirals last season, going 2-4-0 with a 3.33 goals-against average and .898 save percentage. In 51 career AHL games between Norfolk and the Springfield Falcons, he has posted a 17-28-10 record with a 3.16 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage. He represented the organization at the 2006-07 AHL All-Star Game and was named the top goaltender in the skills competition.

The 20th season of Admirals hockey officially kicks off on Friday and Saturday at Scope against the Hershey Bears.

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