The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings and the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.
Tansey, a native of Hammond, Ontario, returns to the Walleye after appearing in 67 games last season with 15 points (7g-8a) and 77 penalty minutes. He added a pair of assists during the Walleye playoff run in the spring. His seven goals were second most on the team from defensemen.
Tansey skated in 44 games for the Missouri Mavericks in 2016-17, his first pro season, and posted 31 points (13g-18a) while appearing in the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic.
The 25-year-old brings 30 games of AHL experience with him after appearing in 19 games for Chicago in the 2016-17 season and another 11 contests with Binghamton following his final college season at the end of the 2015-16 season. Tansey played his college hockey at Clarkson University from 2011-16. Tansey finished his college career second in career games played (151) for the Golden Knights. Tansey posted 34 points (12g-22a) and 122 penalty minutes in his college career at Clarkson.