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Adam Selected to the AHL All-Rookie Team

March 30, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Portland Pirates News Release

Springfield, MA - Portland Pirates forward Luke Adam was one of six played announced today by the American Hockey League as members of the 2010-11 AHL All-Rookie Team, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league's 30 member cities.

Adam has been a fixture near the top of the AHL's rookie scoring list all season, ranking first in goals (25), tied for fourth in assists (29) and second in points (54) in 49 games for Portland. The 20-year-old Newfoundland native also ranks second amongst AHL rookies with a plus/minus rating of plus-22. A second-round draft pick (44th overall) by Buffalo in 2008, Adam has played in 19 games for the Sabres while earning four points on three goals and an assist. The 2011 AHL All-Star earned his first career NHL point on an assist against Toronto on November 26, 2010 and first career NHL goal at the Boston Bruins on December 7, 2010.

Other players named to the AHL All-Rookie Team include Manitoba goaltender Eddie Lack, Adirondack defenseman Erik Gustafsson, Grand Rapids defenseman Brendan Smith, Charlotte forward Zac Dalpe, and Bridgeport forward Rhett Rakhshani.

The Pirates are back in action at the Civic Center tonight when the Bridgeport Sound Tigers visit Maine for the final time this season in a 6:30 p.m. faceoff. Get two Main Deck tickets for just $14 each - that's a savings of $4 off the day of game price - and receive a free Mystery Puck (a $10 value). The American Heart Association will be selling the Mystery Pucks for $10, with 100% of the proceeds going to the AHA. Each Mystery Puck is signed by a Pirates player, and you could win additional prizes such as a team autographed Pirates jersey. Purchase your tickets today by visiting portlandpirates.com or, if you prefer to order by phone, please call Todd Jamison at 207-828-4665 x 377.

After Wednesday's game, the Pirates will hit the road for three games beginning on Saturday, April 2nd at 7 p.m. when they take on the Manchester Monarchs. The next night (Sunday, April 3), Portland will be in Hartford, CT playing the Connecticut Whale in a 3 p.m. faceoff. Portland's three-game road trip will conclude in Worcester on Tuesday (April 5) for a 7 p.m. game. All Pirates road games can be heard live on News Talk 95.5 WLOB and on-line at portlandpirates.com beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m. in Manchester and Worcester, and 2:45 p.m. in Hartford.

Tickets for the game, as well as each of the remaining Pirates home games, are on sale now by calling 207-775-3458, visiting the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office or on-line at ticketmaster.com.

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