BOSTON – Northeastern University announced that it has hired former ECHL player Brendan Walsh as an assistant coach for its men’s hockey team.
In his first professional season in 2000-01, Walsh scored nine points (3g-6a) and had 179 penalty minutes in 25 games with Jackson of the ECHL and two points (1g-1a) and 45 penalty minutes in 10 regular season games and 11 penalty minutes in four playoff games with Cleveland of the International Hockey League.
In 2001-02, the 5-10 and 200-pound center scored 22 points (7g-15a) and had 168 penalty minutes in 29 games with Wheeling and four points (2g-2a) and 184 penalty minutes in 29 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
In 2002-03, he had two assists and 40 penalty minutes in six games with Atlantic City and seven points (2g-5a) and 202 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games and one assist in three playoff games with San Antonio of the AHL.
He played the past two seasons in the AHL with Providence, finishing with 22 points (11g-11a) and 565 penalty minutes in 97 regular season games and 14 penalty minutes in two playoff games.