The Anaheim Ducks have a newly minted affiliation with the Norfolk Admirals in Virginia, who were the 2011-2012 Calder Cup champions as the affiliate team to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Last week in the wake of the NHL lockout, the Ducks sent 16 players to the Admirals including such prospects as Emerson Etem, Kyle Palmieri, Devante Smith-Pelly, Peter Holland and Sam Vatanen.

All these players were slated to have a chance at making the Ducks NHL roster out of training camp, especially on the offensive side of the puck with several winger vacancies needing to be filled. We’ll get a chance to see these players suit up and play some hockey in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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