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Walleye bring back Kevin Lohan

Walleye bring back Kevin Lohan

(Toledo, OH) – Defenseman Kevin Lohan, who appeared in six games late last season for the Walleye, has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2018-19 season.

Lohan collected three assists and was an outstanding plus six in his six games for the Walleye after completing his college career. The 6’5”, 220 pound defenseman completed playing as a grad student this past year for Boston College season with two goals, six assists and 10 penalty minutes with an impressive plus 14 in 22 games for the Eagles. Prior to that, the Cold Spring Harbor, New York native, spent four years at the University of Michigan, appearing in 64 games with a pair of goals, nine assists and 34 penalty minutes.

“We are excited to have such a steady defenseman like Kevin back on our blue line,” said Head Coach Dan Watson. “In limited time at the end of last year we saw what he can do and that experience will be valuable to him coming into his first full pro season.”

The 24-year-old received a medical redshirt for the 2015-16 season when he skated in just two games for Michigan, allowing to play a grad year at Boston College. He finished his college career with a total of 86 games with 19 points (4G, 15A), 44 penalty minutes and plus 31. Prior to his collegiate career, Lohan appeared in 54 games with the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL. In that one season, he scored five goals with 18 assists with 26 penalty minutes.

Get to know Kevin

Q: Who was your favorite hockey player growing up?

A: “Pat LaFontaine. Growing up on Long Island, he was a local legend. I got to know him really well since they were close family friends. I was good friends with his son.”

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do away from the rink?

A: “I really like hanging out with the guys and making new friends. Being around the other players who know what you’re going through, you build a close bond.”

Q: How are you spending the off-season?

A: “I’m doing some rehab work and getting ready for the upcoming season. I’ve also had time for some bass fishing on Long Island Sound.”

Q: Any pets?

A: “No pets, but I definitely prefer dogs over cats.”

Q: What’s your go-to food?

A: “Without question, steak. A good ribeye, medium-rare to medium.”

Q: What did you study in college?

A: “At Michigan, my undergrad was in sports management. Then for my senior year at Boston College, it was a masters in sports administration. I see myself working in the sports industry in some capacity.”

Q: You had a short stint in Toledo at the end of last season. Why are you excited about returning to Toledo?

A: “I’m excited to begin my first full season as a pro. I’m excited to have veterans like Tansey, Jenks and Berschbach to help me out. Coach Watson and Coach Delmore are guys with a lot of experience to pass along. The fans in Toledo are passionate and create an exciting atmosphere. Most importantly, I want to win a cup.”