Walleye add two forwards


Toledo, Ohio – Forwards Mike Seidel and Mike Leone have agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2014-15 season.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

Seidel spent most of last season with the Evansville IceMen where he collected 28 points (11g-17a) in 57 contests. He also had one goal and two assists in 10 games with Gwinnett to finish out his rookie season. From 2009-13, the 26-year-old played at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he collected 88 points (47g-41a) over 150 college contests. During his senior season, the 5’10", 174-pound forward posted career highs in assists (17) and points (34) while tying his career high in goals (17).

Leone, a native of Dearborn, Mich., played last year in France for Villard-de-Lans where he had 11 points (7g-4a) and 56 penalty minutes in 26 games. He spent the previous three years at Western Michigan University, posting 39 points (14g-25a) in 81 games with the Broncos. In 2012-13, he set career bests with 11 assists and 17 points. The 5’11", 190 pound forward appeared in three contests in 2012-13 with Kalamazoo, collecting an assist.