St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced on Tuesday that Providence College junior defenseman Jake Walman has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the club.
Walman joins Clayton Keller and Colin White as top Hockey East players to forgo eligibility this season.
Walman, a third round draft of the Blues in 2014 (82nd overall), earned First Team Hockey East All-Star accolades for the second consecutive season after posting seven goals and 18 assists for the Friars in 2016-17. A reigning First Team All-American, Walman amassed 21 goals and 48 assists for 69 points in 107 career games at Providence.
As a sophomore in 2015-16, Walman led all NCAA defensemen in goals (13), points per game (1.04), power play goals (8), and game-winning goals (4) in just 27 games played.
Walman becomes the ninth member of the Friars’ 2015 National Championship squad to ink an NHL entry-level contract.