ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced Wednesday that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Smith-Pelly did not make an appearance with Anaheim following his October 14 recall from Norfolk. In four games played with the Admirals this season, Smith-Pelly has posted two goals and a +2 rating. Both of his goals were shorthanded tallies, which currently leads the American Hockey League.
Smith-Pelly totaled three points (1g, 2a) in six preseason games with the Ducks last month. Last season, the 6-0, 222-pound forward totaled 32 points (14g, 18a) in 65 games played with the Admirals. In addition, Smith-Pelly went scoreless in seven appearances with the Ducks during the 2012-13 season.
The Scarborough, Ontario native was selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Smith-Pelly made his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2011-12, collecting seven goals and 13 points with 16 PIM in 49 contests. He appeared in his first contest with the Ducks at 19 years, three months and 23 days on Oct. 7, 2011, at Buffalo (Helsinki, Finland), becoming the third-youngest player to appear in an Anaheim uniform. In 56 career NHL games, Smith-Pelly has seven goals and 13 points with 16 PIM.
The Admirals will open up a two-game home set against the Albany Devils beginning this Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. Friday's game is Military Appreciation Night, presented by USAA and all military personnel can receive an $11 ticket by presenting their valid military ID to the Scope Box Office. In addition, the first 1,500 fans will receive thundersticks courtesy of Tim Hortons. A lucky member of the military will walk away with a 32" LCD television courtesy of USA Discounters in our intermission shootout.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday (Oct. 19) at 7:15 p.m., which will feature a postgame skate with the Admirals players.
Game tickets are now on sale, and are available through the Norfolk Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, or call (757) 640-1212 Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans can also visit us online at www.norfolkadmirals.com