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October 18, 2013

Anaheim Recalls Andersen; Admirals Sign Dell to PTO


Portions of release courtesy of Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced Friday that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Frederik Andersen from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Admirals have signed goaltender Aaron Dell to a PTO contract.

Andersen, 24 has won both of his contests with the Admirals this season, including a 33-save shutout on Oct. 11 vs. Binghamton (5-0 final score). He also recorded Norfolk’s first victory of the season, a 35-save, 3-2 shootout win on Oct. 5 at Hartford. Andersen has a 0.96 goals-against average (GAA) and .971 save percentage (SV%) over the two contests in which he has appeared. In two preseason contests with Anaheim last month, the 6-4, 230-pound netminder recorded a 2.45 GAA and .895 SV%. He was assigned to Norfolk on Sept. 25.

Selected by Anaheim in the third round (87th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Andersen has gone 26-18-1 in 49 career AHL contests with a 2.14 GAA, .931 SV% and five shutouts. The Herning, Denmark native won six consecutive games from Jan. 25-Mar. 1 for Norfolk in 2012-13, recording a 1.31 GAA and .954 SV% during that span. Andersen ranked sixth in the AHL in GAA (third among rookies) and second in SV% (led all rookies) in 2012-13 with a 24-18-1 record, 2.19 GAA and .929 SV%.

Dell, 24, attended the Admirals training camp in September. Last season, Dell helped lead the Allen Americans to a Central Hockey League Championship while posting a 22-11-6 record, a .916 save percentage, and a 2.30 goals against average. In addition, he made a 19 playoff appearances.

The 6-0, 209-pound netminder played three seasons at the University of North Dakota from 2009-2012.

The Admirals open up a weekend set against the Albany Devils on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. The first 1,500 fans will receive a set of Thundersticks courtesy of Tim Hortons!

The two teams meet again on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. There will be a postgame skate with the Admirals players after the game!

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

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