Rodrigues, Mantha ink deals with Admirals

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals, ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, announced the signing of forwards Paul Rodrigues and Devin Mantha for the 2016-17 season.

Rodrigues, 27, is coming off of his best ECHL season, recording 25 points in 39 games with the South Carolina Stingrays.  His tour of South Carolina was his second, spending 40 games with the team in 2013-14 as well, which was followed by a year with the Greenville Road Warriors.

Mantha joined the Admirals at the turn of the calendar year last season and recorded five assists in 26 contests.  After quickly emerging as a fan favorite, he too went on to return to the SPHL for the playoffs, recording over a point-per-game for the Mississippi RiverKings.