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Defenseman Leitner Inks Deal With Norfolk

Thursday, August 25th
Defenseman Leitner Inks Deal With Norfolk

Norfolk, Va - Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey Club, proud affiliates of the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Wolves, announced on Thursday that defenseman Nick Leitner has signed a contract with the club for the 2022-23 season.

Leitner, 24, becomes the sixth defenseman to sign with the Admirals for the upcoming season.

The Bemidji, MN product played his 2021-22 season with the Knoxville Ice Bears in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). In his rookie season, Leitner played in 12 games with four points (1g, 3a), while playing in three playoff games with the Ice Bears. He was coached by current Admirals assistant coach Jeff Carr during the season.

Leitner would play two years of college hockey for his hometown team, Bemidji State University. He scored his first goal as a Beaver on October 12, 2019 against St. Cloud State University.

Prior to his two-year collegiate career, the 6-foot 195-pound defenseman excelled in the United States Hockey League (USHL) for three seasons. Leitner played in 86 career games with the Des Moines Buccaneers and was an assistant captain during the 2017-18 season. The next year, he was team captain of the Green Bay Gamblers and posted 24 points (5g, 19a) in 59 games.

The Admirals' most robust promotions schedule in YEARS is HERE! You can NOW RESERVE choice seats in 6-game plans. Choose and mix from these premium ticket plans to create 6, 12, 18, or 24 game packages. Partial Plans are loaded with promotions. And, you’ll have the same, chosen seat for every game. CLICK HERE for all the details on 2022-23 Partial Plans.

The Admirals will kick off the 2022-23 season against the South Carolina Carolina Stingrays on Friday, October 21. Puck drop is set for 7:05 PM at Norfolk Scope. Single-game tickets for the upcoming season will go on sale on Monday, August 29 at 12:00 PM (EST). CLICK HERE for all ticket information.

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