Valleau bolts Bowling Green after first season for deal with Chicago

A published report in Monday’s Toledo Blade says Bowling Green defenseman Nolan Valleau has signed a contract with “an NHL team” and will not return to school for his last three years of eligibility.

The paper noted Valleau took part in summer development camps with the Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets and that it’s believed the Blackhawks signed the free agent.

During the 2014-15 season, Valleau played in all 39 games for the Falcons and posted two goals and 17 assists for 19 points. He was named to the WCHA’s All-Rookie Team at the end of the season.

The Blackhawks have not announced the signing, but Valleau’s player profile on the BGSU hockey website is no longer active.

UPDATE: The Blackhawks officially announced Valleau signing with the team on Aug. 18.

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