February 26, 2008 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Norfolk Admirals
TAMPA, FL - The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have acquired right wing Brandon Segal (SEE-gul) and a seventh-round pick in 2008 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Jay Leach, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jay Feaster announced. Segal has been assigned to the Admirals and is expected to be in uniform for Norfolk tonight against the Portland Pirates.
A 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of North Delta, British Columbia, Segal has five goals and 14 points in 54 games with the Portland Pirates of the AHL this season. He is a veteran of 313 career AHL games with 61 goals and 112 points. He has played in 41 career Calder Cup Playoff games with five goals and eight points. He helped the Milwaukee Admirals with the 2004 Calder Cup and also helped them to reach the 2006 Calder Cup Finals where they fell in six games.
Segal, 24, played 242 career games in the Western Hockey League with the Calgary Hitmen. He scored 108 goals and recorded 198 points with 358 penalty minutes. He was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the fourth-round, 102nd overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to Anaheim on June 26, 2007 in exchange for future considerations and signed a one-year deal with the Ducks later in the summer.
Leach, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound native of Syracuse, New York, had three goals and eight assists with 54 penalty minutes and a team-best +12 rating in 55 games with Norfolk this season. The 28-year-old defenseman also appeared in two games with the Lightning going scoreless with no penalty minutes.
The Admirals are in the midst of a season-long nine-game, 17-day road trip that continues tonight in Portland against the Pirates at 7:05 p.m.
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