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January 23, 2013

Emerson Etem Named to AHL All-Star Squad


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Ė The American Hockey League this afternoon announced that Admirals forward Emerson Etem has been added to the Eastern Conference roster for the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic, to take place this Sunday and Monday in Providence, R.I. Additionally, the AHL announced that forward Peter Holland will miss the All-Star Classic because he is currently on recall to the Admirals' NHL parent club, the Anaheim Ducks.

Etem, 6-foot-0, 202 pounds, has appeared in 37 games for the Admirals in his first full professional season, posting 10 goals and 11 points. He has appeared in 39 career AHL games between the Admirals and Syracuse Crunch, scoring 11 goals and 12 points. Etem also skated in four Calder Cup Playoff games with Syracuse last season, netting two goals.

The 20-year-old native of Long Beach, California, was selected by Anaheim in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to turning pro, Etem recorded 143 goals and 252 points in 202 career junior games with the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers. Last season, Etem led all Canadian Hockey League players (QMJHL, OHL and WHL) with 61 goals in 65 games.

An updated complete roster of 2013 AHL All-Stars can be found at theahl.com.

Tickets for the 2013 Dunkiní Donuts AHL All-Star Classic are on sale now by calling the Providence Bruins at (401) 273-5000 or visiting www.providencebruins.com. All-Star 2-Packs are $55 and $75 and include admission to both the 2013 Pepsi AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, and the 2013 AHL All-Star Game at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28. All-Star 4-Packs are $75 and $100 and include admission to the Skills Competition and the All-Star Game, as well as the Post-Skills Party (January 27, 9:30 p.m.) at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the 2013 AHL Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony (January 28, 11 a.m.) at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

The 2013 Dunkiní Donuts AHL All-Star Classic in Providence will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League. Of the 597 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since the event was reinstated in 1995, more than 92 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Briere, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Mike Cammalleri, Zdeno Chara, Miikka Kiprusoff, Ryan Miller, Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan, Martin St. Louis, Cory Schneider, Jason Spezza and Eric Staal.

The Admirals return to Scope tonight to face off against the Charlotte Checkers at 7:15 p.m. in another Admirals Value Night, with Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night tickets available.

Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $54 Ė thatís a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights provide $9 White Level Tickets (normally $17 on game nights) 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.

Donít miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your season tickets today. Stop by the Admiralsí 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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