WALLEYE SEASON PREVIEW

Meet the Walleye: Roster

10/17/2013
Brooks Ostergard.
Brooks Ostergard.

1 Brooks Ostergard

■ Position: Goaltender

■ Age: 26

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 190

■ Birthplace: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

■ 2012-13 stats: Trenton (ECHL) 7 GP, 5-1-0 Record, 3.13 GAA, .907 SVP

 

Phil Oreskovic.
Phil Oreskovic.

4 Phil Oreskovic

■ Position: Defenseman

■ Age: 23

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 245

■ Birthplace: North York, Ontario

■ 2012-13 stats: Toledo (ECHL), 68 GP, 1 G, 13 A, 14 Pts., 121 PIMs

 

Nicastro.
Nicastro.

7 Max Nicastro

■ Position: Defenseman

■ Age: 23

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 225

■ Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

■ 2012-13 stats: Grand Rapids (AHL) 25 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 Pts., 10 PIMs

 

Vigilante.
Vigilante.

9 John Vigilante

■ Position: Left wing

■ Age: 28

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 201

■ Birthplace: Dearborn, Mich.

■ 2012-13 stats: Oskarshamn (Sweden), 52 GP, 9 G, 17 A, 26 Pts., 50 PIMs

 

David Gilbert.
David Gilbert.

10 David Gilbert

■ Position: Left wing

■ Age: 22

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 185

■ Birthplace: Chateauguay, Quebec

■ 2012-13 stats: Bloomington (CHL) 49 GP, 21 G, 19 A, 40 Pts., 22 PIMs

 

Novak.
Novak.

12 Travis Novak

■ Position: Right wing

■ Age: 25

■ Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 185

■ Birthplace: Lethbridge, Alberta

■ 2012-13 stats: Toledo (ECHL), 65 GP, 11 G, 23 A, 34 Pts., 39 PIMs

 

Thorne.
Thorne.

13 Stephon Thorne

■ Position: Left wing

■ Age: 23

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 178

■Birthplace: Mississauga,Ontario

■ 2012-13: Toledo, 37 GP, 5 G, 6 A, 11 Pts., 58 PIMs

 

Lynch.
Lynch.

14 Kevin Lynch

■ Position: Center

■ Age: 22

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 205

■ Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, Mich.

■ 2012-13: University of Michigan (NCAA) 40 GP, 10 G, 17 A, 27 Pts., 46 PIMs

 

Bogosian.
Bogosian.

16 Aaron Bogosian

■ Position: Center

■ Age: 26

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 190

■ Birthplace: Massena, N.Y.

■ 2012-13 stats: Florida (ECHL) 55 GP, 11 G, 15 A, 26 Pts., 146 PIMs

 

Rogers.
Rogers.

17 Kyle Rogers

■ Position: Right wing

■ Age: 28 

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 223

■ Birthplace: Philadelphia

■ 2012-13 stats: Toledo, 72 GP, 15 G, 31 A, 46 Pts.,36 PIMs

 

Daniel Koger.
Daniel Koger.

18 Daniel Koger

■ Position: Left wing

■ Age: 23

■ Birthplace: Szekesfehervar, Hungary

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 201

■ 2012-13 stats: Bakersfield (ECHL) 35 GP, 2 G, 5 A, 7 Pts., 26 PIMs 

 

 

Rauch
Rauch

20 Phil Rauch

■ Position: Defenseman

■ Age: 26

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 200

■ Birthplace: Lambertville, Mich.

■ 2012-13 stats: Toledo, 71 GP, 1 G, 9 A, 10 Pts., 67 PIMs

 

23 Alden Hirschfeld

■ Position: Center 

■ Age: 25

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 205

■ Birthplace: Sylvania, Ohio

■ 2012-13 stats: Providence (AHL) 37 GP, 4 G, 4 A, 8 Pts., 20 PIMs

 

Jason Lepine.
Jason Lepine.

24 Jason Lepine

■ Position: Defenseman

■ Age: 28

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 185

■ Birthplace: Cornwall, Ontario

■ 2012-13 stats: Iserlohn (Germany) 14 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 Pts., 10 PIMs

Clark.
Clark.

26 Emerson Clark

■ Position: Left wing

■ Age: 20

■ Ht./Wt.: 5-10, 181

■ Birthplace: Whitby, Ontario

■ 2012-13 stats: Windsor (OHL) 63 GP, 7 G, 11 A, 18 Pts., 131 PIMs

 

Parkes.
Parkes.

27 Trevor Parkes

■ Position: Right wing

■ Age: 22

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 202

■ Birthplace: Fort Erie, Ontario

■ 2012-13 stats: Grand Rapids (AHL) 36 GP, 3 G, 6 A, 9 Pts., 35 PIMs

 

Pilmore.
Pilmore.

29 Tyler Pilmore

■ Position: 6-0, 185

■ Age: 24

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 185

■ Birthplace: Sylvania, Ohio

■ 2012-13 stats: Ohio (NCAA) 40 GP, 14 G, 44 A, 58 Pts., 18 PIMs

 

Conway.
Conway.

30 Neil Conway

■ Position: Goaltender

■ Age: 25

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 183

■ Birthplace: Concord, Ohio

■2012-13 stats: Quad City (CHL) 24 GP, 15-8-0 Record, 2.65 GAA, .910 SVP

 

Carruth.
Carruth.

31 Mac Carruth

■ Position: Goaltender

■ Age: 21

■ Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 182

■ Birthplace: Shorewood, Minn.

■ 2012-13 stats: Portland (WHL) 30 GP, 30-7-2, 2.06 GAA, .929 SVP

 

Lampl
Lampl

32 Cody Lampl

■ Position: Defenseman

■ Age: 27

■ Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 183

■ Birthplace: Ketchum, Idaho

■ 2012-13 stats: Toledo, 64 GP, 6 G, 9 A, 15 Pts., 127 PIMs

 

Vitucci
Vitucci

Head coach

Nick Vitucci

■ Age: 46

■ Birthplace: Welland, Ontario

■ Experience: Enters fifth season as coach of Walleye (133-127-28 record) and eighth overall as coach of Toledo teams; has a career record of 273-231-49.

ECHL hall of fame goalie has won five ECHL championship (four as a player and one as an assistant  coach).

 

Watson.
Watson.

Assistant coach

Dan Watson

■Age: 34

■Birthplace: Glencoe, Ontario

■Experience: Former Toledo Storm defenseman enters his fifth season handling the defense for Vitucci.

Played seven professional seasons in the AHL, UHL, and ECHL. His career stats are 447 games played, 23 goals, 66 assists, and 394 penalty minutes.

 

Fredrick.
Fredrick.

Athletic Trainer

Brad Fredrick

■Age: 41

■Birthplace: Wayne, Ohio

■Experience: Enters fifth season and also was trainer for the Storm for three seasons. Handles the daily treatment and physical evaluation of players, managing injury rehabilitation. Bowling Green State University graduate spent nine years covering high school athletics with ProMedica Sports Care.

 

Aleo
Aleo

Equipment Manager 

Dave Aleo

■ Age: 47

■ Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Ontario

■ Experience: In his fifth season with the Walleye, Aleo started as an assistant equipment manager in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs (1994-2001) and the New York Islanders (2001).

He also was equipment manager for the Toledo Storm (2003-06). In charge of everything every player wears.