T.J. Hensick returns to Walleye

Per the Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe:

The Toledo Walleye have brought former NHL forward T.J. Hensick back into the fold for the upcoming season.

Hensick, a 33-year-old who has appeared in 112 games in the NHL, played in 47 games for the Walleye last season. The organization announced the re-signing of the veteran at a special press conference at Fifth Third Field on Thursday.

Hensick, a native of Howell, Mich., was the team’s offensive star and leader during most of the regular season. Hensick finished second in scoring with 58 points (17 G, 41 A) before he was permanently called up to the American Hockey League.

“It’s a first-class organization and we’re excited to be back in Toledo,” Hensick said. “I was completely shocked with the fan base, the traditions, the environment. I’ve played a lot of hockey at a lot of places. I’ve been to a lot of minor league cities and this is as good as I’ve seen. It’s the best out there. There are not many places that compare to the atmosphere [at the Huntington Center]. As a player, you want to play in front of big crowds and that’s what you get when you come to Toledo.”


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