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Tenacious, quick and shifty blue line sniper with ample scoring upside.


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March 2022 – With 35 points in 56 games for Utica, Walsh is still biding his time and awaiting his shot at the NHL level. As the Comets’ top-scoring defenseman and fifth-overall points-getter, however, his wait shouldn’t be much longer. Hadi Kalakeche

October 2021 – Walsh has started his sophomore AHL season with a bang, earning three assists in the Utica Comets’ season opener against the Rochester Americans. The prospect will now try to continue building off of his rookie campaign, which saw him earn 15 points in 33 games. If he can carry on improving with each game, perhaps he gets a call-up this year. – Hadi Kalakeche

March 2020 – Walsh was right around a point a game for Harvard this season as his power-play numbers were solid but not spectacular. Does he spend another year with the Crimson Tide? That appears likely.  Chris Wassel 

May 2019 – Walsh looks likely to play his senior year at Harvard. With Adam Fox getting traded to the Rangers, Walsh figures to see top power play and top pairing ice time. Chris Wassel

April 2019 – Walsh remains unsigned for now. Will he play for Harvard next year? The longer he waits, the more likely that answer is yes. Stay tuned. Chris Wassel

March 2019 – Walsh enjoyed a good freshman year but kicked it up a notch in his sophomore campaign. He had 12 goals and 19 assists with Harvard in just 31 games. He scored nine goals on the power-play as his abilities on the man advantage are something New Jersey sorely needs. His development is being monitored and Ted Donato expects to see Walsh for his junior year. He has evolved so much but there is a long way to go. Walsh could develop into an NHL top-4 defenseman in the next few seasons. Chris Wassel

June 2017 – An offense-oriented defenseman, Walsh excels at moving the puck quickly up the ice and rifling dead-on wrist shots. His presence and relentless play elevate game pace, particularly in transition when dishing crisp and accurate passes to teammates in full stride. This, combined with his somewhat slight frame contradicts the prototypical blueliner mold as Walsh functions almost like a dangerous wing at times. A beast on the power play. Can hold his own on defense but should focus on development in the NCAA. Diligent and competitive, he’ll certainly put in the time and effort to bulk up over the next few years at Harvard to help withstand the rigors of the professional game. Coached by ex-NHL/AHL father Mike in prep school, Walsh was a member of 2017 USHL champ Chicago Steel. Kevin Wickersham

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 21, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 3; Overall: 81

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Cardigan Mountain SchoolUSHS-Prep- - -- -|        
 2013-2014 Proctor Academy USHS-Prep31 7 2027 18|        
 2014-2015 Team Navy USA-S155 0 22 -|        
  Proctor Academy USHS-Prep35 13 3245 38|        
 2015-2016 Team Kelly USA-S165 0 33 2|        
  Proctor Academy USHS-Prep26 14 2640 -|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP9 3 36 4|        
  Tri-City StormUSHL2<