October 8, 2018
Former NHL forward Hensick joins Walleye
(Toledo, OH) – He has skated in 112 games in the National Hockey League and now forward TJ Hensick brings his skills to the Walleye agreeing to terms for the 2018-19 season.
Hensick was drafted in the third round of the 2005 draft (#88 overall) by the Colorado Avalanche out of the University of Michigan. The native of Howell, Michigan appeared in 60 games last year for the Ontario Reign of the AHL with 11 goals and 34 assists. In his career, Hensick has skated in 630 games at the AHL level since turning pro in 2007 with an outstanding 568 points (166G, 402A) while making the AHL All-Star Game four times.
His NHL career begun in his pro season when he skated in 31 contests for Colorado with six goals and five assists. In 2008-09, Hensick skated in 61 games for the Avalanche with 17 assists and 21 points. Thirteen more games went on his total in 2010-11 with the St. Louis Blues. In total, the 32 year old has 112 games at the NHL level with 12 goals, 26 assists, 38 points and 18 penalty minutes.
Hensick spent four years at Michigan that saw the 5’10”, 190 pound forward skated in 164 contests with an amazing 222 points (75G, 147A) for a 1.35 point per game average. One of his best college seasons came as a sophomore in the 2004-05 season with 55 points (23G, 32A) while helping the Wolverines become NCAA Champions. As a senior, Hensick dominated the college ranks with 66 points (23G, 46A) over just 41 games finishing as a Hobey Baker Award Finalist. The 69 points and 46 assists in 2006-07 led all NCAA players.