NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey Club announced today they have re-signed defenseman Carson Musser to a standard player contract for the 2023-24 season.
Musser becomes the first defenseman to sign a deal with Norfolk for the upcoming season.
The Michigan native is slated to return to the Admirals after completing his first full season as a professional. He scored his first ECHL goal against the South Carolina Stingrays on October 22, 2023. Despite being hampered by injuries for half the season, Musser totaled 13 points (4g, 9a) in 43 games.
“We are thrilled to have Carson back,” said Admirals head coach Jeff Carr. “He supplies leadership and really solidifies the nucleus and core of our team. During the course of any season, guys are going to battle injuries 80% of the time. The challenge is battling those injuries and pushing through them. Carson pushed through 95% of the season due to injuries last year. That really spoke to us.”
Musser signed his first pro deal with Norfolk on March 21, 2022 after completing his five-year collegiate career. He played in just seven games to finish the 2021-22 season and was quickly re-signed for the 2022-23 campaign.
“He was arguably our best defenseman at the start of the season prior to his injuries,” Carr said. “We can’t wait to build off a healthy Carson Musser this upcoming season.”
“I’m very grateful and excited to be back in Norfolk for the upcoming season,” said Musser. “The team took impressive strides in the second half of the season. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to come back and continue to build off that. I can’t wait to be back in front of the best fans at The Scope.”
In five years of his college hockey career, Musser played in 135 games with Bowling Green University and Long Island University. In his final season with Long Island, he was an assistant captain and finished top-10 in scoring with 11 points (4g, 7a).
The Norfolk Admirals roster for the 2023-24 season now includes eight players (seven forwards, one defenseman).
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