Sylvania native Alden Hirschfield returning home, forward signs with Toledo Walleye


Forward Alden Hirschfeld, a Sylvania native, has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the upcoming season, the club announced today.

Hirschfeld split last season between Providence in the American Hockey League and South Carolina in the ECHL. He scored eight goals with eight assists combined between the two stops. He also appeared in one game with Portland in the AHL following his senior season at Miami of Ohio in 2012.

“Alden has good size and scoring punch,” Wallleye Coach Nick Vitucci said. “He is a very smart hockey player that collected a lot of experience in his first pro season. He has the ability to play at the next level and will perform well here in Toledo.”

Prior to turning professional, the 25-year-old appeared in 134 games over four seasons with the Miami of Ohio RedHawks. In those contests, Hirschfeld scored 35 goals while assisting on 35 others. He was a member of the 2011 CCHA Championship team and was Team Captain in the 2011-12 season.

The 6-foot-1 205-pound forward skated for three years at Northview High School. He was named Mr. Hockey Ohio in 2006, an award given to the best prep hockey player in the state.