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November 1, 2010

Lightning Recall Defenseman Mathieu Roy From Admirals


TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, recalled defenseman Mathieu Roy from the Admirals today, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Roy, 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, has played in nine games for the Admirals this season, recording two goals and eight points with a plus-5 rating. He is tied for seventh in the AHL in scoring among defensemen and is also tied for the Norfolk team lead among defensemen.

A native of St. Georges, Quebec, Roy spent last season in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization, skating in a career-high 31 games and notching a career-best 10 assists. He also played in 15 AHL games with Syracuse and Rochester, recording four points. Roy also appeared in six postseason games with the Americans, registering 11 penalty minutes.

Roy has played in 61 career NHL games, notching two goals and 13 points. He has also skated in 265 career AHL games with Norfolk, Syracuse, Rochester, Springfield, Hamilton, Edmonton and Toronto, amassing 18 goals and 103 points. He was named to the Canadian AHL All-Star Team for the Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic during the 2006-07 season.

Roy was drafted by Edmonton in the seventh round, 215th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent on July 29, 2010.

Next weekend, the Admirals and Charlotte Checkers will square off in a home-and-home set of games. The first game will take place on Friday in Charlotte at 7:00 p.m. The teams will then travel to Norfolk on Saturday for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop.

Saturday is the Admirals Fall Puck Crawl to benefit the Officer Victor Decker Memorial Fund. Puck Crawl participants will receive discounts on Saturday afternoon at participating Downtown Norfolk restaurants, promotional items and a ticket to Saturday night’s Admirals game in their registration package. For more details, please visit norfolkadmirals.com or call (757) 640-1212.

Individual tickets for all regular season games start at just $12. Tickets are available now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.

Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2010-11 season tickets today. Season tickets start at just $350 while 10-Packs are available for as little as $110. 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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