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Toledo adds two forwards to roster

Forwards Mike Leone and Mike Seidel have agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2014-15 season.

Seidel spent most of last season with the Evansville IceMen where he collected 28 points (11G, 17A) in 57 contests. He also had one goal and two assists in ten games with Gwinnett to finish out his rookie season. From 2009-2013, the 26-year-old played at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The native of Darien, Illinois collected 47 goals and 41 assists over 150 college contests. During his senior season, the 5'10", 174-pound forward posted career highs in assists (17) and points (34) while tying his career high in goals with 17.

"These are two second year to third year pros that we are excited seeing their games go to another level," Head Coach Derek Lalonde said. "They are energy guys that play the game right in both ends of the ice. I love the work effort from each one."

Leone, a native of Dearborn, Michigan, played last year with goaltender Jeff Lerg in France for Villard-de-Lans where he had 11 points (7G, 4A) and 56 penalty minutes in 26 games. He spent the previous three years at Western Michigan University. The 26-year-old forward posted 39 points (14G, 25A) in 81 games with the Broncos. In 2012-13, he set career bests with 11 assists and 17 points. The 5'11", 190 pound forward appeared in three contests in 2012-13 with Kalamazoo, collecting an assist.