Lightning Reassign Forward Justin Keller to Augusta
NORFOLK – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have reassigned forward Justin Keller to the ECHL’s Augusta Lynx, Admirals General Manager Mike Butters announced today.
Keller, 22, is a 6’0”, 181-pound forward from Nelson, British Columbia. In two games for Norfolk this season, the third-year pro registered one assist.
Last season, Keller tied for third in goals (15) and was fourth in points (37) with Norfolk. He represented the Admirals at the AHL All-Star Classic in Binghamton, New York.
Keller was an eighth-round draft pick of the Lightning in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He made his pro debut in 2006-07 with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, scoring 13 goals and adding 11 assists in 60 games. His 13 goals, four power play goals and 24 points led all Springfield rookies. In 132 career American Hockey League games, Keller has scored 28 goals and added 34 assists for 62 points with 71 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning pro, Keller played three seasons with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. In 216 games with Kelowna, Keller scored 107 goals and 80 assists. He led the WHL with 51 goals in 2005-06 and scored the Memorial Cup winning goal with the Rockets in 2004.
The Admirals next square off against the Rockford IceHogs and Grand Rapids Griffins this weekend. The Admirals and IceHogs will face off for the first time in franchise history Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:05 p.m. The Admirals and Griffins will meet Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.
You may listen to all Admirals games live on ESPN Radio 1310 and sportsjuice.com. You may also view the contests on a pay-per-view basis through AHL Live. For more information, please visit norfolkadmirals.com.
The next Admirals home game will be on October 29 against the Philadelphia Phantoms. To purchase tickets to any Admirals game, you may visit the Scope Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit any Ticketmaster outlet, call Ticketmaster at (757) 671-8100 or visit Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.com. Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2008-09 season tickets today. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope or call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime!