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Admirals ink Craighead


NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Admirals announced that they have signed forward Darien Craighead to a contract for the 2021-22 season.

The 24-year old recently completed his first season of professional hockey with the South Carolina Stingrays where he posted 10 points (6g-4a) in 25 games.

Before turning pro, Craighead was a four-year standout at Northern Michigan University. He picked up at least 20 points in all four seasons with the Wildcats and totaled 109 points in 153 career games. Craighead made the WCHA Third All-Star Team twice in his career and was also named to the All-Rookie Team in 2016-17.

His father, John, enjoyed a 13-year playing career, which included a five-game stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996-97.