ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Aces announced that the team has been assigned rookie left wing Ryan Walters from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.
Walters, 23, comes to Alaska with 11 games of experience this season in Iowa and has collected six points (1g-5a) with a +2 rating. Last season, Walters made his professional debut with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers \and registered a goal and three assists in 11 games.
Prior to turning pro, Walters had a four-year college career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, collecting 134 points (50g-84a) and a +33 rating in 152 career games. He was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as a junior in 2012-13 when he led the Mavericks, and was tied for second in the nation, with 52 points (22g-30a).
The native of Rosemount, Minn. skated with the Minnesota Wild in the 2014 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich. and posted six points (3g-3a) in four games.