Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League announced today that they have signed forward Dane Walters to an AHL contract.
Walters, 25, signed a professional try-out with the IceHogs on Feb. 9. Since then, the St. Paul, Minn native has registered four points and a plus-3 rating in 10 games with Rockford this season. He notched his first career AHL goal and first multi-point effort in Rockford’s 3-2 win at Lake Erie on Feb. 21.
Prior to joining the IceHogs, Walters tallied nine goals and eight assists in 27 games with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye this season.
The second year skater spent four seasons at Western Michigan University prior to turning pro, compiling 83 points (39g-44a) in 144 career games. The right winger served as an alternate captain for the Broncos and helped lead the team to a CCHA Championship in 2011-12 along with an NCAA tournament bid.
Next Home Game: Saturday, March 21 vs. Adirondack Flames: Face-off is at 7 p.m. The IceHogs and Flames meet up again during Country Night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Local band Long-Shot will be providing live music, and the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive an IceHogs BBQ apron courtesy of Vienna Beef.