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Theut signs with Admirals


NORFOLK, Va.— The Norfolk Admirals announced they have signed goaltender Jake Theut to a contract for the 2021-22 season.

Theut was originally signed with the Admirals for the 2020-21 season. But when the Admirals opted out of the season, the 27-year-old signed with the Macon Mayhem of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Theut went 16-1-2 record, leading all SPHL goaltenders in wins while ranking second in goals-against average (1.74), save percentage (0.933), shutouts (three) and minutes played (1,307) on his way to earning SPHL Goaltender of the Year honors. Behind Theut, the Mayhem went on the President’s Cup Final where they ultimately fell to the Pensacola Ice Flyers.

The Washington, Michigan native made his ECHL debut with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits during the 2019-20. After appearing in three games with Greenville, Theut was traded to the Admirals on Feb. 11, 2020. Theut finished the season with the Admirals, where he appeared in nine games.