Toronto Junior Canadiens defenseman Jake Walman has committed to Providence College. The Toronto native is in his first season with the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) team after playing midget hockey with the Jr. Canadiens and North York Rangers midget organizations.
Walman, a six-foot-one puck-moving defenseman, was considered the top uncommitted prospect in Ontario, according to scout Sean LaFortune. Walman compares favorably to current Friars defenseman and Calgary Flames prospect John Gilmour. Walman has five goals, 19 assists and 42 penalty minutes in 32 games played.
From the start of the season Walman's been outstanding for the Jr. Canadiens. An agile defender with strong mobility and offensive insticts.— Sean Lafortune (@SeanLafortune) January 15, 2014
Walman is scheduled to arrive at Providence for the fall of 2014.
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