The Toledo Walleye made a significant trade yesterday, and the Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe spoke with Walleye coach Dan Watson regarding the haul:
The Toledo Walleye announced Monday the organization has acquired forward Daniel Leavens from Wichita in exchange for forward Colin Jacobs.
Leavens, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Toronto, will be heading into his second pro season after playing for Wheeling, Allen, and Rapid City in the ECHL in 2017-18.
In 47 games with Rapid City, Leavens tallied 42 points with 12 goals and 30 assists. In 16 games in Allen, Leavens posted nine points with three goals and six assists. He did not have a point in three games with Wheeling.
“If you watch his tape, he gets to the net where most of the goals are scored,” Walleye coach Dan Watson said. “He also has the ability to make plays. He’s a good fit for us. He will add a bit of that offensive flair that we lacked a bit last season. He’s a second-year guy that really wants to keep getting better.”
Leavens, a 25-year-old forward, played four seasons at Robert Morris University where he posted more than 20 points in each of his final three years with the Colonials. As a senior, Leavens produced 49 points, including 14 goals, in 38 games, also serving as an assistant captain.
Leavens helped the Colonials win back-to-back Atlantic Hockey Conference championships. In 136 games at Robert Morris, Leavens scored 40 goals, adding 68 assists for 108 points.