Segal, Brandon

AHL Game Night 4/10: Admirals at Senators

Unbelievably awesome.

NOR-6
BNG-1

Craig Kowalski allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory.

First Period
NOR Keller, (17) , 5:51
NOR Segal, (24) (Jones), 7:47 (PP)
NOR Segal, (25) , 12:25

Second Period
NOR Segal, (26) , 3:22 (SH)
NOR Graddock, (1) (Zingoni), 5:23
NOR Keller, (18) (Lundin), 9:50
BNG Smith, (7) (Hennessy, Bois), 11:07 (SH)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Brandon Segal, Justin Keller, and Kowalski were named the game's three stars.

On paper, the Admirals had no business even being competitive in this game. Norfolk had nothing to play for other than pride and the possibility to climb out of the division basement. At the other end of the rink, Binghamton came into this game tied with Philadelphia for the final playoff spot in the division and desperate for points. Norfolk's bottom lines and bottom pairings were riddled with ATO's due to call-ups and injuries. This should have been a cake walk for Binghamton, but just like their last game out against the Penguins, the core of this Admirals team absolutely refuses to lay down.

In my mind, over the past two years Darren Rumble has developed into a hell of a coach. He got several of these young players like Radek Smolenak to start believing in themselves down the stretch of last season, and this season he's instilled a sense of pride in a minor league system that hasn't had any since they were the Atlanta Knights of the IHL.

I think the team tonight also took the guess work out of who you keep and who you let go. All of the top-six forwards and top-four d-men from this game need to be retained, which means Geoff Kinrade needs a contract. With the further development of this clubs young players and the introduction of some new talent like Dana Tyrell, next season is one where the Admirals should legitimately be a playoff team.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Brandon Segal

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Right Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.02
Weight: 
209
Born: 
07/12/1983
Age: 
28
Hometown: 
North Delta, BC
Acquired: 
Acquired in a trade with Chicago on February 21, 2012
Last Team: 
Norfolk (AHL)
Projects As: 
Reserve forward

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2002
Drafted By: 
Nashville Predators
Round: 
4
Pick No.: 
102
Draft Team: 
Calgary (WHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
09/01/2011
Contract Type: 
Two-way
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$525 000
Contract Start Year: 
2011
Contract End Year: 
2012
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$525 000

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Has great size and strength. Is willing to play a physical game. Can put up points at lower levels and also be used as a role player in the National Hockey League.

Weaknesses: 

Lacks the game-to-game consistency required to see regular ice time at the highest level. Isn't skilled enough to produce offense on a regular basis in the NHL.

Projection: 

Big depth winger.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 1999-2000 Calgary HitmenWHL44 2 68 76|Playoffs13 1 12 13 
  Delta Ice HawksPIJHL- - -- -|Playoffs3 0 11
  Canada Pacific U17WHC-175 0 11 6|        
 2000-2001 Calgary HitmenWHL72 16 1127 103|Playoffs12 1 12 17 
 2001-2002 Calgary HitmenWHL71 43 4083 122|Playoffs7 1 45 16 
 2002-2003 Calgary HitmenWHL71 31 2758 104|Playoffs5 2 24
 2003-2004 Calgary HitmenWHL28 18 1230 29|        
  Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL44 11 1021 54|Playoffs13 2 13 21 
 2004-2005 Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL59 7 815 45|Playoffs3 1 01 11 
  Rockford IceHogsUHL10 5 49 27|Playoffs11 11 516 10 
 2005-2006 Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL79 18 1533 124|Playoffs21 1 23 16 
 2006-2007 Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL77 20 929 84|Playoffs4 1 01
 2007-2008 Portland PiratesAHL54 5 914 46|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL22 7 613 25|        
 2008-2009 Tampa Bay LightningNHL2 0 00 0|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL69 26 2652 95|        
 2009-2010 Los Angeles KingsNHL25 1 12 20|        
  Manchester MonarchsAHL21 6 814 34|        
  Dallas StarsNHL19 5 510 18|        
 2010-2011 Dallas StarsNHL46 5 510 41|        
  Texas StarsAHL30 7 1017 38|        
 2011-2012 Rockford IceHogsAHL53 13 1225 63|        
  Tampa Bay LightningNHL10 0 00 4|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL8 5 611 6|Playoffs18 5 49 17 
 2012-2013 New York RangersNHL1 0 00 2|      -
  Hartford Wolf PackAHL73 24 2044 82|        
 2013-2014 Hershey BearsAHL63 17 2744 64|        
 2014-2015 Medvescak ZagrebKHL54 10 1525 52|        
  Medvescak ZagrebSpengler Cup3 0 00 4|        
 2015-2016 Nürnberg Ice TigersDEL47 12 1224 61|Playoffs12 3 25
 2016-2017 Nürnberg Ice TigersDEL52 16 1632 46|Playoffs13 4 26
 2017-2018 Nürnberg Ice TigersDEL52 13 1427 16|Playoffs12 2 13
 2018-2019 Nürnberg Ice TigersDEL20 4 48 12|        
  Nürnberg Ice TigersChampions HL5 2 13 6|        

Player statistics © www.eliteprospects.com

NHL Game Night 3/6: Blues at Lightning

One point further away from Tavares or Hedman?

STL-4
TB-3 (OT)

Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 36 shots for the overtime loss. His rebound control needs work, but he was fairly sharp in this one.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
05:43 STL Tkachuk (19), (Boyes, McDonald)
09:25 STL McDonald (10), (Backes, Boyes)(PP)

Third Period
03:28 TB St. Louis (23), (Lecavalier, Stamkos)
06:10 STL Backes (19), (Oshie, McDonald)
12:10 TB Pettinger (3), (Halpern, Artyukhin)
19:44 TB Stamkos (14), (Murphy, St. Louis)

Overtime
00:27 STL Boyes (26), (Colaiacovo, McDonald)

Noah Welch was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, 4 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 23:06. He's servicable, if unspectacular.

Matt Smaby was -1 with 1 shot, 5 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 23:23. He took a skate to the cheek and hardly missed a shift. You can make a very strong case that he's been the team's best d-man over the last month.

David Koci had 1 hit in 6:52.

Martins Karsums was -1 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 10:59. You can see the attraction from the Lightning's end: he's a good skater with decent burst and feisty for an average sized player.

Brandon Segal had 2 shots and 3 hits in 12:50. He had some good moments tonight on the forecheck but shanked a rebound off a Karsums shot that should've been his first NHL goal.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Segal Recalled to Tampa, Again

With Gary Roberts announcing his retirement earlier today and Paul Szczechura being a game-time decision tonight with a wrist injury, the Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled right wing Brandon Segal from the Norfolk Admirals.

Segal, 6-foot-2, 214-pounds, appeared in his first career NHL game Tuesday night against Pittsburgh, skating 14:45 and recording one hit, one takeaway and one blocked shot.

Segal has appeared in 52 games with the Admirals this season. His 21 goals and 41 points both rank second on the club. Those marks are also AHL career highs for the sixth-year professional. This season, Segal also has a +1 rating, 70 penalty minutes, four power play goals, one shorthanded goal and two game-winning goals with the Admirals this season.

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