This was first reported about a week ago, and Jared confirmed with me the other day it was going to happen, and today it was finally made official as Mississauga (OHL) announced the signing of 2014 defensive commit Jared Walsh.

Recently rated a ‘C’ skater in NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary “Players to Watch” list, Walsh was the Wolverines’ top incoming blue liner who played for the St. Michael’s pipeline in Ontario.

With the loss of Walsh and Bryson Cianfrone, also to Mississauga, in recent weeks, the Wolverines 2014 recruiting class is down to four players, only one of which is a defenseman.  With seven returning blue liners next year (provided no one leaves early) and one recruit, the Wolverines could risk not finding another player to replace him, but I think it’s more likely they’ll pick up blue line commit.