The St. Louis Blues announced Tuesday that Providence junior defenseman Jake Walman has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the club.
Walman, a third-round draft choice (82nd overall) of the Blues in 2014, 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 is now the ninth member of the Friars’ 2015 national championship squad to ink an NHL entry-level contract.