The Toledo Walleye signed two defensemen today that are expected to bring toughness and tenacity to the team.
Defensemen Cody Lampl and David Starenky agreed to terms with the Walleye for the upcoming season.
Lampl, 26, has appeared in 153 games as a pro and has racked up 195 penalty minutes. He also has 40 assists in those games but has scored only two goals. Lampl played last season for Utah of the ECHL, posting 13 points and 98 penalty minutes in 50 games.
“Cody is a solid defenseman in his own zone and he has a very high competition level,” Walleye coach Nick Vitucci said. “He is a proven defenseman at this level and will be a great asset in front of our net.”
Lampl, a native of Ketchum, Idaho, has played four seasons in the ECHL with Las Vegas, Idaho, and Utah.
Starenky, 23, has averaged 4.4 penalty minutes per game in five season of pro hockey. In 135 games, Starenky has racked up 596 penalty minutes.
He played for the Fort Wayne Komets, now of the ECHL, in the Central Hockey League last season.
“David is an extremely physical defenseman,” Vitucci said. “He will bring us toughness all season long.”
Starenky, a native of Calgary, Alberta, posted 137 penalty minutes with a goal and six assists in 49 games last season.
The Walleye's season and home opener are on Oct. 13 against Kalamazoo.