The East Coast Hockey League Jacksonville Icemen have traded former Vernon Vipers forward Dylan Walchuk to the Adirondack Thunder.
Walchuk played last season with the Odense Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are a professional ice hockey team based in Odense, Denmark. They currently are part of the best Danish league Metal Ligaen, and they are furthermore the only hockey team from Funen. The team was founded in 1978 and was promoted to the top league in 1991.
Walchuk played four years at the University of Calgary before heading to Denmark for the 2017-18 season.
Walchuk parts of three seasons in Vernon (2009-2012). Walchuk left the Vipers after the 2010-11 season for the University of Northern Michigan before returning to the Vipers in December of 2011 after playing in just 19 games with the Wolverines. In his second stint with the Vipers Walchuk left Vernon after playing in just six games. Walchuk left the Vipers on January 10th 2012 for the Western Hockey League Spokane Cheifs where he would finish his junior hockey career (2012-2013). In 117 games with the Vipers Walchuk collected (44-goals-65-assists-109-points).
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This was posted on the Thunder website:
THUNDER COMPLETE TRADE FOR DYLAN WALCHUK
20 Dec 2018
GLENS FALLS, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, announced today that they have acquired forward Dylan Walchuk from the Jacksonville Icemen in exchange for future considerations.
Walchuk, 26, joins the Thunder roster after having made two previous stops this season. He started the 2018-2019 campaign overseas while skating three games for KRS-ORG Beijing of the VHL. He returned stateside to suit up for four games with the Icemen before being traded to Adirondack.
The 5-foot-9 forward saw more success last season when he played with the Odense Bulldogs in Denmark. Walchuk appeared in 50 games for the Bulldogs while accumulating three goals and 13 assists for 16 total points.
Prior to playing professionally, the McBride, BC native played four years of Canadian college hockey for the University of Calgary. With the Dinos, Walchuk compiled 59 points (22g-37a) from 87 career games played while finishing third on the team in scoring his senior season.
The Thunder are back in action tomorrow night when they travel to Worcester to take on the Railers for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. The squad returns home Saturday to host the Brampton Beast at Cool Insuring Arena. For the latest Thunder news, be sure to follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ECHLTHunder.