NORFOLK, VA -- The Norfolk Admirals announced Friday that the team signed right wing Chad Painchaud to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO).
Painchaud, 27, joins the Admirals having registered 24 points (9g, 15a) in 19 games played this season with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. Last season, the 6-1, 184-pound winger collected 56 points (20g, 36a) in 46 games played with the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League. Painchaud helped lead the Thunder to a President's Cup Finals appearance posting 13 points (4g, 9a) in 15 playoff games.
The Mississauga, Ontario native has logged nine points (4g, 5a) in 40 career American Hockey League games split between Chicago (2007-08), Iowa (2008-09), and Manitoba (2009-10). In total, Painchaud has amassed 374 career points (153g, 221a) in 411 professional games, which includes a career best 68-point and 30-goal season with Victoria (ECHL) in 2009-10. Painchaud is a 2004 fourth-round draft selection of the Atlanta Thrashers.
Tonight Norfolk opens up a two-game set at Syracuse which concludes on Saturday. Both games are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Fans can catch all of the live action on 1490AM The Game, or online at www.1490amthegame.com Fans may also watch the game online at the AHL Live website: http://ahl.neulion.com/ahl/
The Admirals return home for a pair of games against the Springfield Falcons on December 13 & 14. The Annual Toy Toss is set for Friday, December 13th.
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.
For 10-packs, or discounted group tickets stop by the Admiralsí 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