Walman Leaves Providence After 3 Seasons
CHN Staff Report
The St. Louis Blues have signed Providence's Jake Walman to a three-year entry-level contract.
Walman, a junior defenseman and preseason All-CHN selection, was a third-round pick of the Blues in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Walman was a freshman on the Friars' national championship team in 2015. He was having a Hobey-like 2015-16 season when a severe leg injury cut his season short. He returned this year to colect seven goals and 25 points for Providence, which lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament last weekend.
He was nevertheless a First Team All-American last season, and leaves Providence with 21 goals and 69 points in 107 career games.
As a sophomore in 2015-16, Walman led all NCAA defensemen in goals (13), points per game (1.04), power play goals (8), and game-winning goals (4) in just 27 games played.