NORFOLK – The Norfolk Admirals have released defenseman Jeff May from his Amateur Tryout Contract, Admirals General Manager Mike Butters announced today.
May, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound defenseman from Richmond, British Columbia, made his professional debut with Norfolk on opening night. He appeared in three games for the Admirals and was scoreless.
Last season, May ranked fifth in assists and twelfth in scoring among WHL defenseman. In 54 games between the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Prince Albert Raiders, May netted four goals and 40 assists.
The 21-year-old had skated in 310 career WHL games between Prince Albert and Lethbridge from 2002-03 to 2007-08, scoring 19 goals and adding 124 assists with 338 penalty minutes. He also netted four goals and 13 assists with 29 penalty minutes in 44 WHL playoff games.
The Detroit Red Wings originally drafted May in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Admirals next square off against the Rockford IceHogs and Grand Rapids Griffins this weekend. The Admirals and IceHogs will face off for the first time in franchise history Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:05 p.m. The Admirals and Griffins will meet Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.
You may listen to all Admirals games live on ESPN Radio 1310 and sportsjuice.com. You may also view the contests on a pay-per-view basis through AHL Live. For more information, please visit norfolkadmirals.com.
The next Admirals home game will be on October 29 against the Philadelphia Phantoms. To purchase tickets to any Admirals game, you may visit the Scope Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit any Ticketmaster outlet, call Ticketmaster at (757) 671-8100 or visit Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.com. Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2008-09 season tickets today. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope or call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime!