Dustin Walsh

Hometown:

Shannonville Ontario

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1991-03-20

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

6th round (169th overall), 2009

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: This would be Dustin Walsh's rookie season with Dartmouth of the ECAC. In 22 games, Walsh would find the back of the net 8 times to go along with 2 helpers.

2010-11: Walsh appeared in all 34 games for Dartmouth as a sophomore – scoring 10 goals with 10 assists. He had a +2 plus/minus with 8 PMs for the Big Green; who finished third in ECAC Hockey. Walsh had a goal and an assist in the Big Green's 5-3 win over Colgate in the conference third place game. Despite the win, Dartmouth (19-12-3) failed to receive an NCAA at-large bid.

2011-12: After a good sophomore season, Walsh was expected to lead the Dartmouth Big Green's offense in his junior year and the talented centerman scored two goals along with six assists in the first six NCAA games. He was forced to miss six games with a hip injury before returning to play two more games where pick up another goal and an assists. The playmaking centerman worked hard to try to return to the Dartmouth line-up before he was forced to shut-down his season from the same hip injury. Walsh was on a pace for a 40-point season and was a huge offensive loss for the Big Green this season.

 

Talent Analysis

Walsh is a big, smooth skating centerman who has an excellent hockey IQ and solid work ethic to match. He is a slick playmaker with elite passing ability, has good poise around the net and protects the puck well with his body. The big centerman has great hands but needs to use his hard accurate shot more often and learn to shoot in stride. He will need to add more muscle mass to his big frame and improve the defensive aspects of his game to play at the professional level next year.

 

Future

Walsh will be returning for his senior year at Dartmouth to continue his development at the NCAA level and the highly skilled forward will be expected play a starring role in the Big Green's offense this coming season.

 

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