NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Admirals announced they have signed defenseman Eric Williams to a contract for the 2021-22 season.
The 26-year-old native of Newmarket, Ontario signed with Norfolk for the 2020-21 season but was free to go elsewhere after the Admirals opted out of the season. Williams ending up playing in 23 games with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and Indy Fuel.
Prior to that, he played his first full season as a professional with the Utah Grizzlies after being assigned by the American Hockey League's Colorado Eagles. During his time in Utah, Williams posted 23 points (7g-16a) in 62 games. He started his career with a brief stint in Manchester, then with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers after completing his four-year career at Northeastern University.
Williams played in 156 career games with the Huskies, winning two conference championships in his freshman and senior seasons. He registered 57 points (18g-39a) in his tenure at Northeastern.