Lightning reassign forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie to Norfolk
/ Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie (PEE-air SEHD-rihk lah-BREE) to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Labrie, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, has played in eight games with the Lightning this season, recording one assist and 10 penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on January 7 at Montreal and recorded his first point January 21 at Phoenix. Labrie has appeared in 31 games for the Admirals this season, recording seven goals and 20 points with a plus-18 rating and 69 penalty minutes. Labrie leads the Admirals in plus/minus and is third for penalty minutes. He is tied for third in the AHL in plus/minus. In 95 games with Norfolk over the previous two seasons, Labrie has recorded 14 goals and 46 points with 217 penalty minutes.
A fifth-year professional, Labrie has appeared in 286 career AHL games between Norfolk, the Peoria Rivermen and the Manitoba Moose. In those games, he has scored 32 goals and 86 points with 489 penalty minutes.
An undrafted forward, Labrie was originally signed by the Vancouver Canucks on July 9, 2007. Vancouver traded him to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Yan Stastny on March 3, 2010. He was signed by the Lightning as a free agent on December 29, 2011.