Leone returns for second season with Walleye

Toledo, Ohio – Forward Michael Leone has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2015-16 season.

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

In 34 regular-season contests with Toledo during the 2014-15 season, Leone picked up 11 points (3g-8a) and 35 penalty minutes to go along with a +5 rating. The Detroit, Mich. native also appeared in four games during the Walleye playoff run to the Eastern Conference Finals. The 5’11" forward appeared in three contests in 2012-13 season with Kalamazoo, collecting an assist.

Leone spent the 2013-14 season playing 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. The 27-year-old forward posted 39 points (14g-25a) in 81 games with the Broncos. In 2012-13, he set career bests with 11 assists and 17 points.