NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Admirals announced they have signed defensemen Darick Louis-Jean and D.J. King to contracts for the 2023-24 season.
Louis-Jean returns to Norfolk after setting career highs with 54 games and 15 points (2g-13a) last season. He began the season with Savannah and skated in two games before joining the Admirals on Nov. 23.
The 22-year-old began his professional career in 2021-22 playing for the Trois-Rivieres Lions, Iowa Heartlanders, and the Southern Professional Hockey League's Quad City Storm. He played four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Gatineau Olympiques and Rimouski Océanic.
King, 22, began the 2022-23 season with the Fort Wayne Komets, suiting up in four games. He was traded to Norfolk on Nov.4 for future considerations and finished the season with seven assists in 55 games.
King was a member of the U.S. National Development Team from 2016-18. From there, he played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Hamilton Bulldogs and Saginaw Spirit.