August 29, 2018
Obuchowski lines up again for the Walleye
Toledo, OH – Defenseman Ryan Obuchowski (oh-buh-cow-ski) has agreed to terms for the 2018-19 season with the Toledo Walleye.
Obuchowski, a West Bloomfield, Michigan native, appeared in every regular season and playoff game for the Walleye last season for a total of 82 contests. He scored five goals with 30 assists during his 72 games in the regular season while collecting 50 penalty minutes. The 26-year-old led the Walleye with an impressive plus 28, the fourth highest mark achieved by a player in Walleye history. In his first professional season, Obuchowski was a member of the Missouri Mavericks where he posted a pair of goals with 14 assists over 69 contests.
“Ryan is a smart, extremely solid defenseman who excelled for us last season,” said Head Coach Dan Watson. “His willingness to complete is impressive as he battles for every inch on the ice.”
Obuchowski attended Yale University from 2012-2016, appearing in 134 games with 16 goals, 36 assists, 60 penalty minutes and plus 42. He was a member of the 2012-13 Bulldogs squad that won the NCAA Championship. In the same season he was named to the ECAC ALL-Rookie Team. Obuchowski posted a plus 15 in the 2014-15 season which tied him for the team lead. Prior to his college days, the 6’1”, 185 pound defenseman spent two years in the USHL with the Indiana Ice with 54 points (12G, 42A) in 114 games.