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Admirals Re-Sign Veteran Defenseman Schaus

Nick Schaus returned to Norfolk in 2021-22 after sitting out the previous season and he has returned to the Admirals for the upcoming season | Photo: Paul Jensen

Norfolk, Va - Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey Club, proud affiliates of the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Wolves, announced on Thursday morning that defenseman Nick Schaus has signed a contract with the club for the 2022-23 season.

Schaus, who turned 36 years old on July 3, becomes the fourth defenseman to sign a contract with the Admirals for the upcoming season (Eric Williams, Elijah Vilio, and Carson Musser being the others).

The veteran defenseman recently played in his second season with the Admirals where he was an assistant captain for the club. He would finish the season with 56 games under his belt and posting 15 points (4g, 11a). Prior to last season, Schaus donned the Admirals crest in 2012-13 when Norfolk was a member of the American Hockey League (AHL). That season, he played with current NHL players such as Patrick Maroon, Kyle Palmieri, Chris Wagner, Sami Vatanen, and others.

Schaus, shown above, takes the ice against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in March 2022 at Norfolk Scope | Photo: Paul Jensen

Schaus split time during the 2019-20 season with the Kedgwick Dynamo of the Circuit Régional de Hockey (CRL), the Florida Everblades (ECHL), and Piráti Chomutov in the Czech Republic. The Buffalo, NY native would sit out the 2020-21 season.

After completing his four-year collegiate career at UMass-Lowell from 2006 to 2010, Schaus went straight to the AHL with the Worcester Sharks. He played in 77 games with the Sharks during the 2010-11 season and registered 19 points (4g, 15a). 

The Admirals' most robust promotions schedule in YEARS is HERE! You can NOW RESERVE choice seats in 6-game plans. Choose and mix from these premium ticket plans to create 6, 12, 18, or 24 game packages. Partial Plans are loaded with promotions. And, you’ll have the same, chosen seat for every game. CLICK HERE for all the details on 2022-23 Partial Plans.

The Admirals will kick off the 2022-23 season against the South Carolina Carolina Stingrays on Friday, October 21. Puck drop is set for 7:05 PM at Norfolk Scope. CLICK HERE for all ticket information regarding the 2022-23 season.



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Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey is a member of the ECHL, the premier Double-A hockey league, and brings affordable, family entertainment to Hampton Roads and play its home games at Scope Arena in Norfolk, striving to contribute to Norfolk’s rich regional impact of entertainment, culture, and the arts. The Admirals are affiliated with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Carolina Hurricanes and American Hockey League’s (AHL) Chicago Wolves. The Admirals have won three Kelly Cups (1991, 1992, 1998). The club transitioned to the AHL in 2000 and won the Calder Cup in 2012 while capturing 28 consecutive wins—still the record for the longest active streak in AHL history. The team rejoined the ECHL in 2015. Blake Cullen founded the Hampton Roads Admirals in 1989. Visit for more information.

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