Toledo Walleye re-sign TJ Hensick

The Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe reports that the Toledo Walleye have re-signed last year’s team captain, one TJ Hensick:

The end of the 2019-20 ECHL season was supposed to be the cherry on top of a tremendous 13-year career for Toledo Walleye forward T.J. Hensick.

The former NHL center envisioned hanging up the skates after guiding the Walleye to the Kelly Cup title. But then coronavirus spoiled those plans.

Thursday, Hensick re-signed with the Walleye as the veteran aims to take one more shot at bringing a championship to Toledo. Hensick, who has played in 900 games in his pro career, served as Toledo’s captain last season.

“I’m excited,” the 34-year-old said. “Mentally, I thought last year would be my last season. I wanted to go out with a playoff experience and an opportunity to win a championship. But obviously, with COVID, we weren’t able to experience that. Obviously, the Walleye have had a rich history of playoff teams with a chance to win it every year. I think it will be the same situation this year.”


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