The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they have signed forward Geoff Walker to a one-year, two-way deal.
Walker has spent the last four seasons bouncing around the AHL, spending time with the Manchester Monarchs, Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, and Lake Erie Monsters. In his 226 career AHL games, Walker has scored 36 goals and registered 69 assists.
At 6’2″, 225 lbs., Walker has good size and a scoring touch that is just beginning to really develop. The 25-year-old, Charlottetown, PEI product has produced at every level to get him to this point. After breaking into the ECHL in 2008-09 with the Ontario Reign as an undrafted free agent, Walker put up 48 points (21-27) in 68 games. He would make the jump to the AHL’s Monarchs the following season, and has since been a fixture on AHL rosters around the league.
Walker adds to a list of Crunch signees, including Eric Neilson and Joey Mormina.