2016 Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee
Forward - Toledo Storm (1991-1998)
Assistant Coach - Toledo Storm (2003-2007)
Born: August 13, 1969
Archival video footage courtesy of WGTE Public Media
In the 16-year history of the Toledo Storm, the Lambertville, MI native is the all-time team leader in games played (455), goals (197), assists (244) and points (points). Judson played a total of ten seasons in Toledo and was a member of the back-to-back Riley Cup Championship teams in 1993 and 1994.
Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the tenth round in 1989, Judson played four years at the University of Illinois-Chicago between 1988 and 1992. In college, Judson scored 74 goals with 87 assists in 154 games played. His pro career started in Toledo in 1992, appearing in two games and scoring a goal for the Storm in its inaugural year, a team which won the Brabham Cup.
In 1992-93, Judson played in 7 games with Adirondack of the AHL, but spent most of the season with the Storm, helping the team capture the first of two Riley Cups and was also named the ECHL playoff MVP. Judson followed that up by having his most productive offensive season of his pro career, scoring 39 goals with 49 assists, and helping the Storm win its second Riley Cup in 1994.
Judson’s passion for hockey also took him to the west coast, playing roller hockey for Anaheim in a summer pro league between 1994 and 1997. Between 1995 and 1997, Judson had stints in Utah, Michigan, Minnesota and Las Vegas of the IHL before finishing the 1997 season in Toledo.
His pro hockey travels also took him to Manchester, England, as well as Greenville, Port Huron and Fort Wayne, but Judson wrapped up his career playing for the Storm between 2003 and 2006. He also served a year as an assistant coach with the Storm.