2010–11 Toledo Walleye season

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2010-11 Toledo Walleye
Division 4th North
Conference 9th Eastern
League 15th ECHL


2010-11 record 33-33-4-2
Home record 16-17-2-1
Road record 17-16-2-1
Goals for 239
Goals against 255
Team information
General Manager Joe Napoli
Coach Nick Vitucci
Captain Adam Keefe
Alternate captains Randy Rowe
Ryan Stokes
Arena Huntington Center
Average attendance Average: 5,953
Capacity: 80.6%
Total: 214,311
Team leaders
Goals Mike Hedden (32)
Assists Andy Bohmbach (44)
Points Andy Bohmbach (72)
Penalties in minutes Scott Fletcher (179)
Wins Thomas McCollum (11)
Goals against average Scott Campbell (2.72)
<2009–10 2011–12>

The 2010–11 Toledo Walleye season was the 2nd season for the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL. Nick Vitucci returned as the team's head coach[1] and continued their affiliations with the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings and the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford IceHogs.[2]

Preseason[edit]

On July 8, the Walleye announced that they had signed Nick Vitucci to return to the team as head coach.[1] The following day, the Walleye announced that they had renewed their affiliation agreement with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings for the 2010–11 season. The agreement between Toledo and Detroit will also include the Grand Rapids Griffins serving as Toledo's American Hockey League affiliate.[2] The Walleye and the Chicago Blackhawks extended their affiliation agreement for the upcoming season in early July.

The Walleye made their first signing of the 2010–11 season on July 13, re-signing forward Sal Peralta.[3] The Walleye continued the following day, re-signing forward Scooter Smith and signed free agent forward Mike Walsh, who had played the previous two seasons with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.[4] A fourth and fifth signing came a few days later, as Toledo re-signed defenceman Kyle Page and signed free agent forward Dominic Osman, who had started the 2009–10 season with Toledo before being traded to the Florida Everblades.[5] The Walleye would sign defenseman Brett Blatchford in late July. Blatchford, who spent the 2009–10 season with the AHL's Chicago Wolves and ECHL's Idaho Steelheads after completing his collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame, went to school at St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo.[6]

In late August, 2009–10 team captain Ryan Stokes agreed to come back to the team for what may be his final professional season, opting to join his family's business as a boilermaker once his career is over.[7]

Regular season[edit]

Toledo began its second season in the ECHL with a home-and-home series with the division rival Wheeling Nailers, the first game was on October 15 at Wheeling's WesBanco Arena, a 4–0 victory for Toledo. The following night (October 16), the two teams met at Toledo's Huntington Center, which Wheeling won 6–0. The Walleye concluded the 2010–11 season with a 4–3 loss on April 2 at Wheeling.[8]

Standings[edit]

North Division
GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Kalamazoo Wings 72 40 24 2 6 255 225 88
2 Wheeling Nailers 72 38 29 0 5 230 210 81
3 Cincinnati Cyclones 72 33 29 6 4 199 229 76
4 Toledo Walleye 72 33 33 4 2 239 255 72
Eastern Conference
R GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 z – Greenville Road Warriors 72 46 22 3 1 255 192 96
2 y – Reading Royals 72 44 23 2 3 257 220 93
3 y – Kalamazoo Wings 72 40 24 2 6 255 225 88
4 Wheeling Nailers 72 38 29 0 5 230 210 81
5 South Carolina Stingrays 72 37 29 3 3 194 204 80
6 Florida Everblades 72 37 30 1 4 236 222 79
7 Cincinnati Cyclones 72 33 29 6 4 199 229 76
8 Elmira Jackals 72 32 30 7 3 249 264 74
8.5
9 Toledo Walleye 72 33 33 4 2 239 255 72
10 Gwinnett Gladiators 72 30 34 3 5 203 250 68
11 Trenton Devils 72 27 37 2 6 218 257 62

y – Won division; z – Placed first in conference (and division);

Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2010–11 Game Log: 33–33–6, 72 points (Home:16–17–3; Road:17–16–3)

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player stats[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GPI = Games Played In; MIN = Minutes played; GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; SV% = Save Percentage

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Campbell, ScottScott Campbell 9 514 3 3 2 23 2.68 249 226 .908 1
Palmer, JoeJoe Palmer 4 238 1 3 0 13 3.28 97 84 .866 0
Pearce, JordanJordan Pearce 3 151 1 2 0 11 4.38 83 72 .867 1

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

ECHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Walleye have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Trades[edit]

Player movement[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Final roster[edit]

Updated June 16, 2011.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
26 United States Curry, SeanSean Curry D R 32 2010 Burnsville, Minnesota
20 Canada Doig, TylerTyler Doig C L 28 2010 Seaforth, Ontario
8 United States Duff, NickNick Duff D L 28 2010 Novi, Michigan
28 Canada Hedden, NickNick Hedden LW L 29 2009 Dunnville, Ontario
27 Canada Keefe, AdamAdam Keefe (C) RW R 30 2010 Brampton, Ontario
14 Canada Lepine, JasonJason Lepine D R 29 2010 Cornwall, Ontario
9 United States Osman, DominicDominic Osman LW L 32 2010 Dearborn, Michigan
4 United States Page, KyleKyle Page D L 27 2010 Wixom, Michigan
3 United Kingdom Phillips, DavidDavid Phillips D R 27 2010 Beverley, England
86 United States Rankin, EvanEvan Rankin RW R 28 2009 Portage, Michigan
17 United States Rogers, KyleKyle Rogers RW R 29 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 Canada Rowe, RandyRandy Rowe (A) LW L 34 2009 Burford, Ontario
21 Canada Rufenach, BryanBryan Rufenach D L 25 2011 Cameron, Ontario
15 United States Solway, DavidDavid Solway F L 27 2011 Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Canada Stokes, RyanRyan Stokes (A) D L 31 2009 Sarnia, Ontario

Affiliates[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff report (July 8, 2010). "Vitucci to return as Walleye coach". Toledo Blade. Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Staff report (July 9, 2010). "Toledo Walleye, Wings keep partnership". Toledo Blade. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Staff report (July 13, 2010). "Peralta will return to Walleye". Toledo Blade. Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Monroe, Mark (July 15, 2010). "Walleye seeking gritty, tough players". Toledo Blade. Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Staff report (July 16, 2010). "Walleye keeping Page, bringing back Osman". Toledo Blade. Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Monroe, Mark (July 29, 2010). "St. Francis graduate to sign with Walleye". Toledo Blade. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Monroe, Mark (August 26, 2010). "Walleye captain not ready to trade in the skates just yet". Toledo Blade. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ Staff report (April 3, 2011). "Walleye end season with loss at Wheeling". Toledo Blade. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Monroe, Mark (August 5, 2010). "Walleye re-sign Keefe, Hedden". Toledo Blade. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 

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