Three-time champion and Defenseman of the Year Register joins Walleye

Toledo, Ohio – Three-time Kelly Cup Champion and three time ECHL Defenseman of the Year Matt Register has agreed to terms for the 2018-19 season with the Toledo Walleye.


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


Register, a Calgary, Alberta native, has raised the Kelly Cup in three straight seasons, including the past two years in Colorado. Last season, he posted 65 points (17g-48a) while appearing in all 72 contests for the Eagles. The ECHL Defenseman of the Year followed up that performance with another 20 points (3g-17a) in 24 playoff contests, helping the Eagles to their second straight Kelly Cup. His first championship came with Allen in the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs.


The 29-year-old has tallied 273 points (74g-199a) over 341 career ECHL games with Colorado, Allen, Atlanta and Ontario. Register has also appeared in 100 Kelly Cup playoff contests with 75 points (21g-54a). In the 2016-17 season he scored a career best 18 goals to go along with 46 assists over another 72 contests while also taking home ECHL Defenseman of the Year honors for the second time in his career.


His first full ECHL season with is 2013-14 with Ontario in which Register picked up his first ECHL Defenseman of the Year honor with 44 points (14g-30a) over 67 games. That led him to another to another season with the Reign before a season split between Atlanta and Allen in 2015-16. Register turned pro with Allen in the 2012-13 season when the Americans were in the Central Hockey League and has six career AHL contests that came with Chicago during the 2014-15 season with four assists in those games.