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Admirals Sign Jean-Michel Rizk to PTO

March 13, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Norfolk Admirals News Release

NORFOLK - The Norfolk Admirals have signed forward Jean-Michel Rizk to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO). Rizk joins the Admirals from their ECHL affiliate, the Fort Wayne Komets, for his second stint with Norfolk in the 2012-13 season.

Rizk, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, has appeared in 61 games with the Komets this season, notching 19 goals and 31 points with 56 penalty minutes. He ranks third with Fort Wayne in goals and points. Rizk also made his AHL debut with the Admirals on Jan. 15th vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording one shot on goal in his only game with Norfolk this season thus far.

A 26-year-old native of New Liskeard, Ontario, Rizk has appeared in 127 career professional games between the Admirals, Komets, Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL and Flint Generals of the UHL. The second-year professional was selected in the seventh round (195th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild. He played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, posting 64 goals and 131 points in 98 career games.

Norfolk begins a three-game road trip tonight at 7:00 p.m. against the Charlotte Checkers in Game 7 of the GEICO Challenge Cup. All games can be heard on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM or 1021TheGame.com. You may also watch at AHLLive.com.

The Admirals return to Scope on March 19-20 to face off against the Adirondack Phantoms. Both games are Admirals Value Nights, with Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night tickets available.

Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $54 - that's a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights provide $9 White Level Tickets (normally $17 on game nights) for students with a valid current high school or college ID. In addition, when you buy a Student Rush Night Ticket, you get a buy-one, get-one free offer for the next Student Rush Night.

Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

Don't miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your season tickets today. Stop by the Admirals' Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime.

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