Former UMass-Lowell captain joins Walleye

Toledo, Ohio – Forward Josh Holmstrom has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2014-15 season.

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

Holmstrom, a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., finished the 2013-14 season with a seven-game stint in the AHL with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, in which he collected an assist. He had 18 points (7g-11a) in his senior season at UMass-Lowell. Over the course of four years with the Riverhawks, the 24-year-old picked up 74 points (31g-43a) in 154 games. He served team captain as a senior and was an alternate as a junior. Holmstrom was a +11 over his career at UMass-Lowell.

His best college year was during his junior year when he finished the year fifth on the team with 25 points (12g-13a) and was third in plus/minus with a +15. That same season, he helped lead the Riverhawks to the Hockey East championship and a spot in the Frozen Four. Prior to his colligate career, Holmstrom skated for two seasons in the USHL with Sioux Falls, scoring 68 points (29g-39a) in 117 games with the Stampede.