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Toledo Walleye Sign Tyler Barnes

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(Toledo, OH) – Forward Tyler Barnes has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2017-18 season.

Barnes played his first professional season in Toledo with 71 games in the 2014-15 season collecting 74 points (34G, 40A) while playing as a plus 20. His 74 points stood as the Walleye single season record until broken this past year by Shane Berschbach. For his efforts that year, Barnes was named ECHL rookie of the Year and landed on the ECHL All-Rookie Team.

The Burnsville, Minnesota native split last season between Rockford of the AHL and Indy and Allen of the ECHL. Barnes scored four times with three assists in 25 games for the IceHogs while he added in 11 goals and 16 assists in 26 games between the Fuel and Americans.

Barnes followed up his 74 point campaign with the Walleye with another strong ECHL performance with Missouri in 2015-16 with 61 points (24G, 37A) while playing for the Mavericks. In total, the 6’0”, 198 pound forward racked up 161 points (69G, 92A) over 166 ECHL contests while playing as a plus 45. Barnes has also appeared in 36 career games between Bridgeport, Grand Rapids, San Antonio and Rockford with eight goals and three assists.

Prior to turning professional, the 27 year old forward spent four seasons at the University of Wisconsin. He scored 45 goals with 58 assists in 152 games for the Badgers and was part of the Wisconsin team that won the WCHA Championship in 2012-13.

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August 11, 2017

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