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October 3, 2012

Admirals Sign Jay Rosehill to PTO

NORFOLK – Norfolk Admirals Assistant General Manager Bob Ferguson today announced that the Admirals have signed forward Jay Rosehill to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO). The contract is valid for as many as 25 regular season games.

Rosehill appeared in 123 games with the Admirals between the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. He scored eight goals and 19 points with 415 penalty minutes in those games. Rosehill ranks fourth in penalty minutes all-time in AHL Admirals history. He joins defensemen Jordan Hendry (2005-06 – 2006-07) and Matt Smaby (2007-08 – 2009-10) as former Admirals on the current training camp roster.

Rosehill, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound forward who is entering his eighth professional season, has appeared in 327 career AHL games between Norfolk, Toronto and Springfield, netting 19 goals and 46 points with 928 penalty minutes. The 27-year-old has also played 72 career NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, scoring two goals and five points with 198 penalty minutes.

The Norfolk training camp roster now contains 35 players – 23 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders. Click here for an updated training camp roster.

The Admirals will play the Charlotte Checkers in a pair of preseason contests this weekend in Hampton Roads. On Saturday, the game will be played at Scope beginning at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for this game are $10 for all seats and are on sale now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at

The second game will be played at the Chilled Ponds Ice and Turf Sports Complex on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. General admission tickets for this game are $10 and will only be available through the Chilled Ponds Ice and Turf Sports Complex. They may be purchased on site (1416 Stephanie Way, Chesapeake, Virginia) or online at Limited seating is available only on a first-come, first-served basis. Proceeds will benefit the Chilled Ponds Ice and Turf Sports Complex youth hockey programs. For more details, please call (757) 420-4488.

The 2012-13 Admirals hockey regular season begins on Friday, October 12, at Norfolk Scope Arena against the Charlotte Checkers. Individual tickets are on sale now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at

Don’t miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your 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 anytime.

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