Player of the Week

Walters named Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week

Dane Walters of the Toledo Walleye is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for April 3-9.

 

Walters scored six goals, added two assists and was a +9 in three games last week.

 

The 28-year-old had a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win at Fort Wayne on Wednesday and after being held scoreless in a 3-2 victory at Indy on Friday, he scored five goals and added an assist in a 10-0 win over the Fuel on Saturday. Walters became the 32nd player in ECHL history to score at least five goals in a game. The five goals are tied for the second most in a single game in league history.

 

A native of St. Paul., Minn., Walters posted 38 points (21g-17a) in 59 games with the Walleye this season.

 

Walters has 85 points (44g-41a) in 150 career ECHL games with Toledo and Elmira while adding nine points (3g-6a) in 52 career American Hockey League games with Worcester and Rockford.

 

Prior to turning pro, Walters recorded 83 points (39g-44a) in 144 career games at Western Michigan University.

 

On behalf of Dane Walters, a case of pucks will be donated to a Toledo youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 35,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

 

Runners Up: Brant Harris, Florida (3 gp, 1g, 6a, 7 pts.)  and Robbie Czarnik, Reading (3 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.).

 

Also Nominated: Mike Cazzola (Fort Wayne), Andrew Cherniwchan (South Carolina), Garrett Haar (Utah) and Riley Bourbonnais (Wheeling).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

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Oct. 17, 2017Garrett MeursWheeling Nailers
Apr. 11, 2017DANE WALTERSTOLEDO WALLEYE
Apr. 4, 2017BRENDAN O'DONNELLFLORIDA EVERBLADES
Mar. 28, 2017JOSH PITTKALAMAZOO WINGS
Mar. 21, 2017KENTON MILLERELMIRA JACKALS
Mar. 14, 2017ANGELO MICELIGREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS
Mar. 7, 2017ERIC FAILLEORLANDO SOLAR BEARS
Feb. 28, 2017TREVOR CHEEKFORT WAYNE KOMETS
Feb. 21, 2017JACKSON HOUCKCOLORADO EAGLES
Feb. 14, 2017SIMON DENISTOLEDO WALLEYE
Feb. 7, 2017MATT WILLOWSREADING ROYALS
Jan. 31, 2017CARTER VERHAEGHEMISSOURI MAVERICKS
Jan. 24, 2017JUSTIN TAYLORKALAMAZOO WINGS
Jan. 17, 2017CHRISTIAN HILBRICHWHEELING NAILERS
Jan. 10, 2017BRODIE DUPONTNORFOLK ADMIRALS
Jan. 3, 2017JUSTIN CRANDALLREADING ROYALS
Dec. 28, 2016SPENCER ASUCHAKALLEN AMERICANS
Dec. 20, 2016MIKE CAZZOLAFORT WAYNE KOMETS
Dec. 13, 2016JACOB MacDONALDTOLEDO WALLEYE
Dec. 6, 2016VACLAV KARABACEKELMIRA JACKALS