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).



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