NORFOLK, VA. — The Norfolk Admirals, proud members of the ECHL, announced they have officially signed forward Karl El-Mir to a contract for the 2021-22 season.
El-Mir becomes the fifth forward to sign with Norfolk for the season.
The 25-year-old native of Montréal, Quebec is coming off his rookie season in 2019-20 where he split time between the Indy Fuel and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. With the Fuel, El-Mir scored nine points in 17 games (5 goals, 4 assists). On January 27, 2020, he was traded to the Swamp Rabbits as part of a future considerations package.
In Greenville, El-Mir produced 17 points (4 goals and 6 assists). Prior to the stoppage of the season due to COVID-19, he started to catch fire and put up a point in five of Greenville’s last seven games.
The 6’1, 195-pound forward made his professional debut with the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League in 2018-19. El-Mir played in just one game with the Bruins before completing his four-year collegiate career at the University of Connecticut. In his first three seasons with the Huskies, he racked up 35 total points. In his senior season, El-Mir took a big step forward corralling 27 total points (13 goals and 14 assists), which led the team. It was also good enough to earn him Hockey East Third Team All-Star consideration.
The Admirals return to the ice on October 22 against the Reading Royals. Puck drop is set for 7:30 PM at Norfolk Scope. To purchase your individual game tickets, CLICK HERE. For any and all information on tickets, CLICK HERE.
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