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Lightning Acquire D Mario Scalzo From Dallas

November 19, 2007 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Norfolk Admirals News Release

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Mario Scalzo from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Bryce Lampman, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jay Feaster announced. Scalzo has been assigned to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Scalzo, 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds, has played in 15 games with the AHL's Iowa Stars this season. He leads all Stars defensemen in points with nine and is tied for second on the team with eight assists. He is also tied for first among team defensemen with a plus-1 rating. He recorded the first multi-goal game in Iowa Stars history in 2005.

"In Mario Scalzo, we are getting an offensive defenseman who moves the puck well," said Norfolk General Manager Claude Loiselle. "He is a power play quarterback and a strong competitor who will fit in well on our blueline."

The 23-year-old is a veteran of 162 AHL games and has recorded nine goals and 67 points in three seasons. He played 203 games during his junior career with Victoriaville and Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, tallying 50 goals with 187 points. He was named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team in 2004 and to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team in 2003.

Scalzo was originally signed by Dallas as a free agent on August 5, 2005.

Lampman, 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, has played in 16 games with Norfolk this season, recording three goals and six points. He was acquired by the Lightning from the New York Rangers in exchange for Mitch Fritz on July 4, 2007.

The Admirals return to Norfolk with three games next week. The week will kick off with a 7:15 matchup against the Philadelphia Phantoms on Wednesday night. Wednesday night is also USA Hockey Night and Baxter's College Night. Students with a valid, current college ID can receive $8 White Level Tickets and discounted food at Baxter's Sports Lounge for Wednesday night games throughout the season. Limited tickets are available only at the Scope Box Office. For more details, visit norfolkadmirals.com.

To purchase tickets to any Admirals game, you may visit the Scope Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit any Ticketmaster outlet, call Ticketmaster at (757) 671-8100 or visit Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase Admirals season tickets, ten packs or group tickets, please stop by the Admirals' administrative offices at Scope or call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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