Frederik Andersen Joins Danish National Team For Olympic Qualification Tournament
ANAHEIM, Calif. Ė The Anaheim Ducks, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have reassigned goaltender Frederik Andersen to the Danish National Team. Andersen and the Danish National Team will participate in the final qualification tournament for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Denmark is the top seed in Group F of the tournament, which takes place from February 7-10 in Vojens, Denmark.
"This is a great opportunity for Frederik to represent his country," said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "We wish him the best and look forward to his return following the qualification games."
Andersen, 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, has appeared in 23 games for Norfolk this season, going 9-10-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average (GAA) and .929 save percentage (SV%). He leads the Admirals in wins, GAA and SV% as he skates in his first North American pro season. In addition, Andersen leads all AHL rookies in GAA and SV% while ranking fifth overall in the AHL in SV% and ninth overall in GAA.
A native of Herning, Denmark, Andersen has represented Denmark at the last four IIHF World Championships in Finland/Sweden (2012), Slovakia (2011), Germany (2010) and Switzerland (2009). He was also a member of the Danish team at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Anaheim selected Andersen in the third round (87th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
The 2013 Dunkiní Donuts AHL All-Star Classic concludes tonight with the 2013 AHL All-Star Game at 7:00 p.m. The game will air live in Hampton Roads on CSN Plus (DirecTV Channel 643 or Dish Network Channel 9579). You may also watch online at ahllive.com.
Following the All-Star Break, the Admirals visit the Adirondack Phantoms on Friday at 7:00 p.m. before squaring off against the Sound Tigers on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Bridgeport. All games can be heard on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM or 1021TheGame.com. You may also watch at AHLLive.com.
The next home action for the Admirals takes place on February 8th and 9th against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The second Military Appreciation Night, presented by USAA, takes place on Friday, February 8th. Red Level Tickets (normally $19 on game nights) will be available for just $11 at the Norfolk Scope Box Office for all active or retired military, their dependents and reservists with valid military identification. Groups of 15 or more can purchase their Red Level Tickets for just $9 by contacting the Admirals Group Sales Office via phone at (757) 640-1212 ext. 23.
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