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Admirals sign forward LaBate

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The Milwaukee Admirals have signed forward Joseph LaBate to an American Hockey League contract for the 2021-22 season.

LaBate, a product of the University of Wisconsin (2011-15), has spent the last three seasons with the AHL’s Belleville Senators, recording seven goals and six assists for 13 points in 34 games in 2020-21.

In 296 career AHL contests with Belleville and Utica, LaBate has registered 47 goals and 52 assists for 99 points.

A fourth-round pick by Vancouver in the 2011 NHL Draft, LaBate has skated in 13 NHL games, all with the Canucks during the 2016-17 season.