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December 1, 2010

Blair Jones Reassigned to Admirals by Lightning


TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have reassigned forward Blair Jones to the Admirals, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Jones, 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, appeared in five games with the Lightning after his most recent call-up on November 20. In total, Jones has played nine games with the Lightning this season with a goal, two points and an even plus/minus rating. He has also recorded seven goals and 16 points with a plus-7 rating in 12 games with Norfolk this season. He is tied for third in goals and is fourth in points with the Admirals.

A native of Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Jones has played in 47 career NHL games, all with the Lightning. He has registered two goals and five points with 14 penalty minutes during his career. Last season, Jones played in 14 games with the Lightning, recording 10 penalty minutes and averaging a career-best 12:50 in average ice time.

In 275 career AHL games between Norfolk and the Springfield Falcons, Jones has recorded 55 goals and 163 points.

Jones was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fourth round, 102nd overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

The Admirals will continue their six-game road trip on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. against the Manchester Monarchs. Follow all of the action on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM, 1021TheGame.com and AHLLive.com.

The Admirals return to Scope on Wednesday, December 8, to battle the Syracuse Crunch in another Admirals Value Night, featuring Admirals Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Nights.

Family Fun Packs, presented by SunTrust, include four discounted Red Level Tickets for just $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $48 – that’s a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for students with a valid current high school or college ID. In addition, when you buy a Student Rush Night Ticket, you get a buy-one, get-one free offer for the next Student Rush Night.

Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

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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