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#14 Mike Walsh
Pos: Left Wing
D.O.B.: 1/12/83
From: Royal Oak, MI
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 221
Shoots: Left
Drafted: Fifth rnd 2002 draft New York Rangers
Acquired: Signed with Grand Rapids (AHL) 9/15/06
Plus: Excellent speed and skating... Good combination of power and finesse... Has a nose for the net...
Minus: Lack of consistency has hurt him... Trouble adjusting to AHL pace... Defensive game needs work...
Organizational Comments: Stay Tuned
What GRC says: 2008-09: Making his third go-round with the Griffins, Walsh really turned some heads with his responsible, energetic play. A physical player who likes to hit, he was brought in for some size and energy on the wing. He ended up staying for several weeks, producing 3 goals in limited ice time. Walsh was much improved over his last stint in the AHL, playing well defensively and not getting out of position as much. Though he didn't dress, he was recalled for the playoffs, perhaps the harbinger of another contract next season.
2007-08: Walsh was brought in to provide some energy and a physical presence, and did a good job of that until he became a defensive liability and was eventually dispatched to the ECHL for more seasoning.
2006-07: Walsh continues to make a name for himself in the ECHL with his improved play. He posted 11-6-6-12-10 in February, his best month of the season, including his first pro hat trick. The young power forward should be able to turn a strong finish into an AHL job next season.
2005-06: A budding young power forward, Walsh has the skills to be an impact player. The question will be whether he can make the team out of training camp with so much competition up front.
Role: Two-way winger
Projection: Power Forward

Season Team Lge GP G A PTS PIM +/- GP G A PTS PIM +/-
2002-03 Notre Dame CCHA 23 1 1 2 14 4
2003-04 Notre Dame CCHA 39 12 13 25 46 16
2004-05 Notre Dame CCHA 36 2 8 10 47 -10
2005-06 Notre Dame CCHA 36 10 7 17 42
2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 5 0 0 0 0 -1
Toledo Storm ECHL 66 14 26 40 58 -9 3 0 0 0 0 -2
2007-08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 9 1 0 1 2 -5
Dayton Bombers ECHL 53 12 13 25 53 -11 2 0 0 00 -2
2008-09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 15 3 1 4 10 -1
Utah Grizzlies ECHL 49 13 22 35 36 5 5 0 4 40 3
Griffins Totals 29 41512-7

9/15/06Signed with Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
9/30/06Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
3/5/07Recalled from Toledo (ECHL)
3/7/06Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
3/8/07Recalled from Toledo (ECHL)
3/20/07Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
7/26/07Signed with Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
10/9/07Assigned to Dayton (ECHL)
11/19/07Recalled from Dayton (ECHL)
1/9/08Assigned to Dayton (ECHL)
2/4/09Signed to PTO by Grand Rapids (AHL)
3/3/09Released from PTO
3/27/09Signed to PTO by Grand Rapids (AHL)
3/31/09Released from PTO
4/21/09Signed to PTO by Grand Rapids (AHL)
5/11/09Released from PTO
9/12/09Signed to PTO by Grand Rapids (AHL)