steven whitney returns! tim daly signs, preseason game

Positive Friday news!

Pre-season Game

Today was a nice reminder that Norfolk Admirals hockey is closer than you think. First, the Ads and new division rival Reading Royals announced a pre-season game on October 10th, at Santander Arena. It is the only preseason date announced, and there is no news so far if the Ads will host Reading in a preseason contest. Norfolk starts regular season play in earnest at home on the 16th against Wheeling, so there may not be another game.

The Return of Steven Whitney

If the name Steven Whitney sounds familiar, you’re right. Not only is he the brother of Albany Devils forward Joe Whitney, Steven played two seasons ago for Norfolk. Whitney scored 10+13=23 points for the Admirals as an undrafted prospect for the Ducks. Anaheim or Whitney or both decided it was better for him to leave the organization, and his contract was bought out. Whitney finally surfaced in the ECHL in February, with 16 points in 23 games for the Everblades during the regular season, and 3 points in 10 games in the playoffs. Whitney will be tasked with being one of the Admirals’ leading scorer, and perhaps the top option on the power play.

Tim Daly Signs

Norfolk added another piece on the blueline with right-handed ¬†defenseman Tim Daly. Here is a fun fact: Daly was a teammate of former Admirals goaltender Ryan Faragher in college. Daly is a rookie and put up some low point totals for St. Cloud State–his highest was 8 points in his senior season. As such, Daly developed a reputation as a shutdown defenseman. While he may not score a ton of points, if Daly can keep play in the offensive zone, he’ll be a great addition.

Norfolk Admirals Signed to ECHL Contracts for 2015-16

Forwards

Kain Allicock, LW

Chase Schaber, LW/C

Nick MacNeil, C

Marcus Hinds, RW

Christophe LaLonde, LW

Alexandre Ranger, RW

Steve Whitney, C/W (8/14)

Defensemen

Trevor Campbell

Jordan McNaughton

Tim Daly (8/14)

Goalies

Phillipe Cadorette

Bakersfield AHL Contracts

Forwards 

Matt Ford, RW

Josh Winquist, LW

Braden Christoffer, LW/C

Connor Rankin, C/LW

Alexis Loiseau, C

Defense

Nick Pageau

Goalie

Ty Rimmer

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