Toronto Jr. Canadiens rookie defenceman Jake Walman (photo credit - Shawn Muir/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Providence College Friars beginning with the 2014-15 Hockey East season.
The 6', 196 lbs. native of Toronto, Ontario joined the Jr. Canadiens as a 17-year old rookie this season out of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens Midget 'AAA' program (previously had played minor midget for the North York Rangers). Walman has exceeded expectations this season and slowly worked his way not only on to the scouting radar, but to the top of the charts among Junior 'A' players in the CJHL. A member of Team Canada East at the 2013 World Junior 'A' Challenge held in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Walman also recorded three points for the OJHL South-West Conference All-Star Team that finished as runner-up at the 2013 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge that was held in Terrebonne, Quebec. Thus far this season he has recorded 5 goals and 24 points in 32 games played and sits fifth in scoring on the Canadiens and tied for thirteenth among all OJHL rearguards. while his played earned him recent recognition as the top ranked CJHL player on NHL Central Scouting's mid-term rankings for North American skaters; ranked #60 overall.
Congratulations to Jake and best of luck as he closes out his junior career!
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