ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, announced today that forwards Troy Bodie and Jay Rosehill along with defenseman Ryan Parent have been assigned to the Admirals. Each player had been playing on an AHL contract with the Admirals, but was signed to an NHL deal with the Ducks yesterday.
Bodie, 27 (1/25/85), has scored 2-7=9 points with a +4 rating and 72 penalty minutes (PIM) in 34 games this season with Norfolk. Among team leaders, Bodie ranks third in plus/minus and second in PIM. He originally signed an AHL Standard Player's Contract with the Admirals on September 21, 2012. The 6-4, 213-pound winger appeared in a career-high 59 NHL contests with Anaheim and Carolina in 2010-11, scoring 1-3=4 points with 61 PIM. In 107 career NHL games, Bodie has collected 6-5=11 points with 141 PIM.
Selected by Edmonton in the ninth round (278th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Bodie was originally signed by Anaheim as a free agent on July 22, 2008. Bodie began the 2010-11 season with the Ducks before being claimed off waivers by the Hurricanes on Nov. 16, 2010. He has appeared in 288 career AHL contests, notching 39-41=80 points with 489 PIM. The Portage la Prairie, Manitoba native advanced to three consecutive Memorial Cup tournaments from 2003-05 with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL), winning the championship with the club in 2004.
Rosehill, 27 (7/16/85), has appeared in 24 contests for Norfolk in 2012-13, scoring 1-3=4 points with 71 PIM. He scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 19 vs. Connecticut in a 5-4 Admirals overtime win at Norfolk Scope Arena. He originally signed a Professional Tryout Contract with the Admirals on October 3, 2012. Rosehill split the previous season in Toronto with both the Maple Leafs and Marlies (AHL) in 2011-12. With the Maple Leafs, the 6-3, 215-pound winger appeared in 31 NHL contests, going scoreless with 60 PIM.
Selected by Tampa Bay in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Rosehill has scored 2-3=5 points in 72 career NHL contests. He made his NHL debut with Toronto on Oct. 1, 2009 vs. Montreal and scored his first career goal just two games later on Oct. 10, 2009 in a 5-2 defeat vs. Pittsburgh. Rosehill is also a veteran of 351 career AHL contests, notching 20-31=51 points with 999 PIM. He was signed as a free agent by Toronto on July 6, 2009.
Parent, 25 (3/17/87), has scored 0-2=2 points with 24 PIM in 27 contests with Norfolk this season. He originally signed a Professional Tryout Contract with the Admirals on October 24, 2012, before signing an AHL Standard Player's Contract with Norfolk on November 1, 2012. The 6-3, 198-pound blueliner is a veteran of 106 NHL contests, earning 1-6=7 points with 36 PIM. He appeared in his 100th NHL game on Apr. 6, 2010 with Philadelphia at Toronto in a 2-0 shutout over the Maple Leafs. A native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Parent scored his first NHL goal on Mar. 10, 2010 with the Flyers. Parent appeared in 17 contests with the Flyers en route to their Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2010 vs. Chicago. He scored his first postseason goal in Game 1 of the Conference Semifinals at Boston on May 1, 2010 (5-4 OT Boston win).
Selected by Nashville in the first round (18th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Parent was a member of Team Canada’s gold medal-winning squads at both the 2006 and 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships. He is a veteran of 162 career AHL contests, scoring 4-16=20 points with 175 PIM. Parent was most recently acquired by Vancouver from Nashville with Jonas Andersson in exchange for Shane O’Brien and Dan Gendur on Oct. 5, 2010.
The Admirals return to Scope on Friday and Saturday nights for a weekend series against the St. John’s Ice Caps. Saturday night is the sixth annual Pink in the Rink to benefit the Tidewater affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Special discounted fundraising tickets are available for a limited time, with $15 Red Level Tickets for sale through komentidewater.org, norfolkadmirals.com/groups and by calling the Komen Tidewater office. For more details, visit norfolkadmirals.com.
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