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 Danny Katic has signed a contract with the club for the 2022-23 season.
Katic joins the Admirals for his first season of professional hockey. The Porcupine, Ontario native spent the 2021-22 with the University of Toronto where he suited up in 17 games with the Varsity Blues and led the team with 12 assists while ranking third with 16 points.
The 22-year-old played four seasons with the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League from 2106-20 where he posted 67 points (23g-44a) along with 109 penalty minutes in 170 career games. Katic helped Saginaw to 86 wins in his last two seasons, which was second best in the Western Conference. He was named Saginaw’s Most Improved Player in 2019-20 after posting 36 points (13g-23a).
Danny’s cousin, Mark, played 11 games for the NHL's New York Islanders in 2010-11 and has been playing overseas since the 2012-13 season. He currently is preparing for his fifth season in the DEL with Adler Mannheim.