Monroe discusses the Walleye’s Friday signings

The Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe explains the reasons why the Toledo Walleye signed Josh Dickinson and Chris Martinet today:

Last season, Dickinson split the year between Utah and Indy, totaling 11 points (2 G, 9 A) in 22 games. The native of Halton Hills, Ont., also appeared in seven games for Colorado in the AHL and produced a pair of assists with six penalty minutes.

Walleye coach Dan Watson said Dickinson is going to be a fun player to watch.

“He is extremely talented and loaded with skill,” Watson said. “He will be counted on to play in all situations and big moments in the game. He is hungry to continue his development to help Toledo win, but also to reach the next level.”

Martenet, 24, played in 38 games for Indy last season and had two goals, six assists, and 66 penalty minutes. The former fourth-round pick by the Dallas Stars in the 2015 NHL draft, Martenet was a mainstay for two seasons in Brampton from 2018-20. For the Beast in 2018-19, he posted a career-best in goals (5) and assists (11). The St. Louis, Mo. native is a career plus-17 in the ECHL.

“Chris brings size, strength, and experience to our back end,” Watson said. “He is a smart defenseman who wants to get better and continue to develop his game. We expect Chris to bring a steady presence on and off the ice with his professionalism.”


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