Toledo Walleye sign defenseman Chris McKay

The Toledo Walleye have signed defenseman Chris McKay this morning:

🚨 PLAYER ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨

Defenseman Chris McKay joins the Walleye for our 2021-22 season.

👉 https://t.co/AZpaLgbYPz pic.twitter.com/7uc3KyKFXk— Toledo Walleye (@ToledoWalleye) August 19, 2021

Here’s more from the Walleye:

(Toledo, OH) – Defenseman Chris McKay has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2021-2022 season.

McKay, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, joins the Walleye after spending his first pro season with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL. In 32 contests he collected a pair of assists with 13 penalty minutes. McKay added in another assist in four playoff contests. “

Chris won a championship last season with Pensacola. This experience will help Chris continue his development at the next level. Chris is a big defender who can play many different roles on a team. I’m looking forward to seeing Chris compete during camp.” –Head Coach Dan Watson

Prior to turning professional, the 25-year-old spent four years at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he played in at least 20 contests every season. McKay posted a career-best three goals with eight assists in 35 games as a senior in 2019-2020. The 6’4”, 214-pound defenseman totaled 123 games played for the Tigers with five goals, 23 assists, and 167 penalty minutes.

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