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Norfolk Admirals
City: Norfolk, Virginia
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: East Division
Founded: 2000
Home Arena: Norfolk Scope
Colors: Blue, red, gold, white

                   

Owner(s): Ken Young and Tides Baseball, LP
General Manager: Mike Butters
Head Coach: Darren Rumble
Media: The Virginian-Pilot
Affiliates: Tampa Bay Lightning
(NHL)(2007-Present)
Franchise history
2000 to present: Norfolk Admirals
Championships
Division Championships: 2 (2001–02, 2002–03)

The Norfolk Admirals are a minor professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Admirals play in Norfolk, Virginia, USA at the Norfolk Scope.

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History

The Admirals were admitted to the American Hockey League as an expansion franchise for the 2000–01 season. Norfolk is one of two franchises in the AHL with the Admirals, sharing the nickname with the Milwaukee Admirals. The Milwaukee franchise transferred from the defunct International Hockey League, and were allowed to keep their previous moniker.

Norfolk's geographically closest rivals are the AHL's Pennsylvania-based teams: the Hershey Bears, Philadelphia Phantoms and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Admirals have two mascots. A dog named Salty and dog/rabbit hybrid named Hat Trick.

On March 19, 2007, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that their affiliation with the Admirals would end after the 2006–2007 season. On March 29, 2007, the Tampa Bay Lightning officially announced the Admirals as their new affiliate.

The market was previously home to:

Season-by-season results

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Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
2000–01 80 36 26 13 5 90 241 208 3rd, South
2001–02 80 38 26 12 4 92 222 205 1st, South
2002–03 80 37 26 12 5 91 201 187 1st, South
2003–04 80 35 36 4 5 79 172 187 5th, East
2004–05 80 43 30 6 1 93 200 188 3rd, East
2005–06 80 43 29 4 4 94 259 246 3rd, East
2006–07 80 50 22 6 2 108 301 257 3rd, East
2007–08 80 29 44 2 5 65 213 267 7th, East
2008–09 80 33 38 4 5 75 236 269 6th, East

Playoffs

Season Prelim 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
2000–01 W, 3–1, Cincinnati L, 1–4, Hershey
2001–02 L, 1–3, Hershey
2002–03 W, 3–0, San Antonio L, 2–4, Houston
2003–04 W, 2–0, Binghamton L, 2–4, Philadelphia
2004–05 L, 2–4, Philadelphia
2005–06 L, 0–4, Hershey
2006–07 L, 2–4, Wilkes-Barre
2007–08 Out of Playoffs.

Notable players

NHL alumni of the Norfolk Admirals include: Tyler Arnason, Michal Barinka, Cam Barker, Mark Bell, Rene Bourque, Dustin Byfuglien, Kyle Calder, Aaron Downey, Vern Fiddler, Duncan Keith, David Koci, Michael Leighton, Craig MacDonald, Colin Fraser, Martin St. Pierre, Travis Moen, Nathan Perrott, Brent Seabrook, Paul Szczechura, Shawn Thornton, Reed Low and James Wisniewski.

Current roster

As of December 2, 2008.[1]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Place of Birth
31 Flag of Finland Karri Ramo L Asikkala, Finland
35 Flag of Finland Riku Helenius L Palkane, Finland
56 Flag of the United States Mike McKenna R St. Louis, Missouri
<center>Defencemen
# Player Shoots Place of Birth
2 Flag of the United States Matt Smaby L Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 Flag of Canada Jamie Heward -A R Regina, Saskatchewan
7 Flag of Canada Ty Wishart L Comox, British Columbia
8 Flag of Canada Jay Rosehill L Olds, Alberta
22 Flag of Canada Scott Jackson L Salmon Arm, British Columbia
25 Flag of Canada Andy Rogers L Calgary, Alberta
41 Flag of Canada Daryl Boyle R Lethbridge, Alberta
44 Flag of Slovakia Vladimir Mihalik L Prešov, Slovakia
<center>Forwards
# Player Pos. Shoots Place of Birth
9 Flag of Canada Blair Jones C R Central Butte, Saskatchewan
11 Flag of Canada Bracken Kearns C R Vancouver, British Columbia
13 Flag of the United States Peter Zingoni C L Bridgeport, Connecticut
14 Flag of Slovakia Juraj Simek LW L Prešov, Slovakia
16 Flag of Canada Jason Ward RW R Chapleau, Ontario
17 Flag of Canada Brent Henley F R Coquitlam, British Columbia
18 Flag of Canada Chris Lawrence RW R Toronto, Ontario
19 Flag of Canada Justin Keller LW L Nelson, British Columbia
20 Flag of the United States Grant Potulny RW L Grand Forks, North Dakota
21 Flag of Canada Matthew Curadeau C L Montreal, Quebec
26 Flag of Canada Brandon Segal RW R North Delta, British Columbia
27 Flag of the United States Brandon Bochenski -A RW R Blaine, Minnesota
28 Flag of Canada Zenon Konopka -C C L Niagara Falls, Ontario

Team records

Single Season

Goals: 41 Flag of Canada Troy Brouwer (2006–07)
Assists: 72 Flag of Canada Martin St. Pierre (2006–07)
Points: 99 Flag of Canada Martin St. Pierre (2006–07)
Penalty Minutes: 286 Flag of Canada Mike Brown (2004–05)
Wins: 38 Flag of Canada Corey Crawford (2006–07)
GAA: 1.94 Flag of the United States Craig Anderson (2002–03)
SV%: .923 Flag of the United States Craig Anderson (2002–03)

Career

Career Goals: 76 Flag of the United States Casey Hankinson
Career Assists: 141 Flag of Canada Marty Wilford
Career Points: 175 Flag of Canada Ajay Baines
Career Penalty Minutes: 1208 Flag of Canada Shawn Thornton
Career Goaltending Wins: 75 Flag of Canada Michael Leighton
Career Shutouts: 18 Flag of Canada Michael Leighton
Career Games: 409 Flag of Canada Ajay Baines

References

  1. "Norfolk Admirals roster". theahl.com (2008-12-02). Retrieved on 2008-12-02.

External links

  • Norfolk Admirals Official Website
  • The Internet Hockey Database - Norfolk Admirals
  • Admiralszone.com Fan Site by Fans
  • PilotOnline.com
  • Our Sports Central


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