Release - Portland Pirates Acquire Troy Bodie on Loan from Norfolk, Sign Lucas Lessio to Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO)

04/10/2013 12:00 AM -
April 10, 2013
Portland Pirates Acquire Troy Bodie on Loan from Norfolk, Sign Lucas Lessio to Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO)
Portland, MainePhoenix Coyotes Assistant General Manager and Portland Pirates General Manager Brad Treliving announced today that the Portland Pirates has acquired Right Winger Troy Bodie on loan from the Norfolk Admirals in exchange for future considerations. In addition, Treliving announced that the Pirates have signed left wing Lucas Lessio to an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO).
Bodie, a 6 foot 4, 213 pound native of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, was in his first year with the Norfolk Admirals. In 47 games with Norfolk this season, the 28 year old Bodie registered 4 goals and 8 assists to go with 111 penalty minutes. Bodie has played 107 games for the Anaheim Ducks and Carolina Hurricanes over his career, tallying 6 goals and 5 assists to go with 141 penalty minutes. In parts of 7 AHL seasons, Bodie has played in 301 games for 7 different clubs, registering 41 goals and 45 assists to go with 528 penalty minutes.  Bodie was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 9th round (278th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6 foot 1, 200 pound Lessio joins the Pirates after spending 3 years with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. In 35 games with Oshawa this season, Lessio tallied 19 goals and 15 assists to go with 38 penalty minutes. Lessio also tallied 1 goal and 2 assists in 9 playoff games. In 167 regular seasons during his OHL career, Lessio, a left winger, has tallied 80 goals and 67 assists. The native of Maple, Ontario was selected in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Tickets are still available for all Pirates games at the Cumberland County Civic Center this season! For tickets, call (207) 828-4665 ext. 350 or go online at ticketmaster.com.
Chris Knoblock
Director, Communications and Media Relations
(207) 828-4665 ext. 310


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