6-10, 240 lb. Forward Expected to Join Team for Home Opener

PORTLAND, ME (December 2, 2011) - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that they have claimed 6-10 forward Dominic Calegari from the Available Player Pool. Calegari is expected to join the Red Claws in time for the team’s home opener on Saturday.

The 6-10, 240 lb. power forward out of the University of California – Davis spent the 2010-11 season overseas, playing for teams in Poland, the Ukraine and Venezuela. Drafted in the second round of the 2011 NBA Development League Draft by the Iowa Energy, Calegari is known as a player who can play inside-out and can shoot from the perimeter. He was a standout at UC-Davis, averaging 16.6 ppg and 5.3 rpg as a senior.

The addition of Calegari brings the Red Claws roster to the maximum twelve. Effective November 28, NBA D-League teams are permitted to increase their roster size from 10 NBA D-League players to 12. Teams will be permitted to carry and dress for games a maximum of 12 players until one week after the commencement of NBA training camps, at which point they will be required to return to no more than 10 NBA D-League players.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR HOME OPENER WEEKEND: The Red Claws will open the home portion of the 2011-12 season with back-to-back games this weekend. For the home opener on Saturday, December 3, the Skyriders! will perform a special halftime act in their first performance in Maine. The Skyriders!, one of the top trampoline acts in the country for over 15 years and featuring Guinness World Record holders and international trampoline champions, have entertained millions of people all around the world and have performed for every NBA team. The Red Claws will host arch rival Springfield in the 7 PM contest, and all fans in attendance will receive a 2011-12 Red Claws magnetic schedule, courtesy of Norway Savings Bank.

On Sunday, December 4, the Red Claws will welcome popular Celtics mascot Lucky to Maine. The irrepressible leprechaun will join Red Claws mascot Crusher in entertaining the crowd. The December 4 game vs. the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, which is presented by Hannaford Supermarkets, will also feature a food drive to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank. All fans bringing a canned good or other nonperishable food item will be entered to win great Red Claws prizes. Tip off for the Sunday contest is at 5 PM.

Great seats remain for both games. Tickets to all 24 Red Claws home games are available by calling (207) 210-6655, in person at the Red Claws offices located at 413 Congress Street in Portland, or online at