The Syracuse Crunch have signed former Powassan Voodoos forward Daniel Walker to a one-year AHL Contract, General Manager Stacy Roest announced Friday.
Walker, 23, skated in 23 games with the University of Waterloo this season and led the team in points (20) and goals (16). He also recorded a team-leading eight power-play goals and two game-winning goals. In two seasons with Waterloo, the 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward played in 35 games posting 37 points (24g, 13a).
Prior to his collegiate career, the Sudbury native spent four seasons in the OHL from 2016 to 2020 with the Oshawa Generals and North Bay Battalion.
In 153 total games, Walker tallied 16 goals and 15 assists.
Meantime the 6’6″, 229 pound forward got his first taste of junior hockey in 2015-16 with the Powassan Voodoos where he scored 14 goals and 10 assists for 24 points in 49 games with the Battalion affiliate squad in Powassan.
Walker joins former Voodoos Joe Vrbetic and Justin Brazeau (affiliate) in the American Hockey League.
“It has been a long journey for Daniel Walker but he has always persevered,” said Chris Dawson, Voodoos GM and Director of Hockey Operations.
“Daniel is another example that hard work and determination can pay off.”
Walker was selected in the 10th round, 197th overall in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection while playing for the U16 AAA Sudbury Minor Wolves.