Norfolk, Va. — The Norfolk Admirals, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes and American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves, announced that forward Kenny Hausingerhas signed a contract with the club for the 2022-23 season.
Hausinger, who will turn 27 years old on July 21, was acquired by the Admirals on June 13 from the Reading Royals. The deal completed the future considerations piece of the trade that originally took place on Dec. 21, 2021, when the Admirals traded forward Anthony Gagnon to Reading.
A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Hausinger played his first season as a professional in 2021-22 with the Royals. During the regular season, Hausinger played in 57 games and was seventh on the team with 40 points (12g-28a). He was also a vital member of the Royals' playoff run with seven points (3g-4a), which was the fifth-best on the team.
Before turning pro, Hausinger was a four-year standout at UMass-Lowell. In each of his four seasons with the River Hawks, he posted at least 18 points and he captured a conference title in his freshman season. Most notably, he registered 22 points (13g-9a) in his junior season.
Before joining the River Hawks, Hausinger played for Des Moines and Madison in the United States Hockey League and Odessa in the North American Hockey League. He was named to the NAHL All-Rookie First Team, All-South Division Rookie Team, and All-South Division Team with Odessa in 2014-15.
The Hausinger bloodline has three boys that are currently in the ECHL. The youngest of that group is Cam, who currently plays for the Wheeling Nailers. The middle-aged brother is Christian, who completed his 2021-22 season with the Admirals, playing in 25 games and posting 21 points (4g, 17a).