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Lightning signs RW Geoff Walker for organizational depth

The Lightning signed right wing Geoff Walker to a one-year, two-way deal. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, who had five goals, 20 points and 55 penalty minutes last season for AHL Lake Erie, provides good organizational depth for AHL Syracuse.

Here is the announcement from the team:

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Geoff Walker to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Walker, 25, skated in 51 games last season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, collecting five goals and 20 points to go along with 55 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound forward ranked 11th on the Monsters in assists with 15.

The Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island native has skated in 226 career AHL games with the Manchester Monarchs, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Monsters, recording 39 goals and 108 points to go along with 326 penalty minutes. Walker set career highs for goals (18), assists (26), points (44) and penalty minutes (114) during the 2011-12 season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He’s also appeared in 24 career Calder Cup playoff games, registering two goals and nine points.

Walker originally went undrafted.

[Last modified: Friday, July 5, 2013 1:48pm]


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