The Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe reports that the Walleye will have to fill a big hole in their lineup, literally and figuratively, as Ben Storm has retired:
Big forward Ben Storm, who played for the Toledo Walleye last season, has announced his retirement.
The 6-foot-7 and 230-pound left winger finished with the second most penalty minutes on the team (103) last season.
Storm, a native of Laurium, Mich., in the Upper Peninsula, played in 54 games during the regular season for Toledo. He had 13 points with five goals and eight assists. Storm then played in all 24 ECHL playoff games for the Walleye, who reached the Kelly Cup Finals for the first time. Storm produced nine points with two goals and seven assists in the postseason.
Storm, 25, was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL draft.
“The Toledo Walleye are a top-notch organization with amazing fan support,” Storm wrote on Twitter. “The memories I made during the playoff run are incredible, that’ll last for the rest of my life.”