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January 16, 2009

Lightning Return Goaltender Karri Ramo to Admirals


TAMPA BAY, FL – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL affiliate of the Norfolk Admirals, have returned goaltender Karri Ramo to the Admirals, it was announced today by Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton.

Ramo, a 6-foot-2, 207-pound goaltender in his third professional season, appeared in two games with the Lightning after being called up on December 21, going 1-1-0 with a 5.01 goals-against average and .865 save percentage. On the season, Ramo has appeared in three games with Tampa Bay, going 1-1-0 with a 4.86 goals-against average and .868 save percentage.

Ramo 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). He has played in 27 career NHL games, posting a 8-12-3 record with a .893 save percentage and a 3.23 goals-against average. Ramo was selected by the Lightning in the sixth round, 191st overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Ramo has appeared in 23 games with the Admirals this season, posting a 7-11-4 record with a 3.62 goals-against average and .887 save percentage.

The 22-year-old netminder 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 74 career AHL games between Norfolk and the Springfield Falcons, he has posted a 24-39-5 record with a 3.31 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage. He represented the Lightning organization at the 2006-07 AHL All-Star Game and was named the top goaltender in the skills competition.

The Admirals’ nine-game homestand continues this week with a pair of contests against the Worcester Sharks. The puck drops on tonight and tomorrow night at 7:15.

Tonight is All Faith Night. Groups of all faiths may purchase $10 red level tickets through the Admirals office. Just call (757) 640-1212 ext. 23 or visit norfolkadmirals.com for more details.

Tomorrow night will be Pink in the Rink Night. The event will seek to educate and raise awareness about breast cancer while also raising monies for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Events leading up to and during the game include a breast cancer informational session, survivor participation during game night, “Hockey 101- A Clinic for Women” and a silent auction for player-autographed Tampa Bay Lightning merchandise. Even the ice will be pink! Special $12 Red Level Tickets are available through the Tidewater Affiliate Susan G. Komen For the Cure. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For information on the event or ordering tickets, please visit norfolkadmirals.com.

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 www.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, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime!




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