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Widmar back with Admirals

Tuesday, July 19th
Action photo of Joe Widmar of the Norfolk Admirals

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 Joe Widmar has signed a contract with the club for the 2022-23 season.

The Northbrook, Illinois native spent last season with three different teams, including Norfolk. His campaign started with the Iowa Heartlanders, where he posted 23 points (7g-16a) in 39 games. On Feb. 8, he was sent to Indy and played in six games with the Fuel before being dealt to the Admirals on March 10. Widmar went on to post 13 points (4g-9a) in 19 games with Norfolk.

Widmar turned pro in 2017-18 and joined the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League. That season, he registered 40 points (11g-29a) in 36 games and was named to the SPHL All-Rookie Team. The 26-year-old has gone on to play in 121 career ECHL games spanning four seasons with Fort Wayne, Greenville, Atlanta, Wichita, Iowa, Indy and Norfolk. In 2020-21, Widmar played in 26 games in Poland with Cracovia Krakow and posted 11 points (6g-5a).

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