Toledo Walleye re-sign Jenks, Berschbach

From the ECHL:

Berschbach, Jenks back with Walleye

Toledo, Ohio – Forwards Shane Berschbach and A.J. Jenks have each agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2018-19 season.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings and the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Berschbach, a native of Clawson, Michigan, is coming off another outstanding season in which he produced 51 points (19g-32a) while playing at a career-best +19. The 27-year-old set new single season Walleye records with 68 assists and 86 points during the 2016-17 campaign. He is a two time winner of the ECHL Sportsmanship Award (2016 and 2017).

Heading into this season Berschbach is the Walleye’s all-time leader in points (267) and also holds the top spot in assists (191). His 76 career goals ranks third on the Walleye all-time list behind only Evan Rankin (111) and Kyle Bonis (83). Only Toledo Hockey Hall of Famer Rick Judson (244) has produced more assists in a Toledo ECHL uniform than Berschbach. Judson (441), Andrew Williamson (328) and Rob Thorpe (328) are the only players with more points in Toledo ECHL history.

Jenks is all over the Walleye’s all-time record book after collecting 29 points (15g-14a) in 40 games last season for Toledo. Like Berschbach, the Wolverine Lake, Michigan native finished last year with a career-best +16 to go along with 61 penalty minutes. His 145 points ranks sixth among players that have played for the Walleye, while he is fifth in games played (183) and penalty minutes (179). The 72 goals he has scored sits fourth and his 73 assists is sixth among Walleye players.

Since 2009, the 28-year-old has appeared in 251 total ECHL games between Toledo, Florida, Cincinnati and Charlotte with 189 points (94g-95a) and 233 penalty minutes. A fourth-round selection (100th overall) of the Florida Panthers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Jenks has also collected 48 points (20g-28a) in 190 games played in the AHL between Iowa, Grand Rapids, Rochester, San Antonio and Charlotte.

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