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Syracuse Crunch Sign Defenseman Nolan Valleau to AHL Contract

December 6, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse Crunch have signed defenseman Nolan Valleau to an AHL contract for the remainder of the 2018-19 season with a club option for the 2019-20 season, general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Valleau, 26, has appeared in 12 games and registered four assists with the Crunch since joining the team on a PTO on Oct. 30. He has also skated in seven games with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL this season posting two goals and two assists along with a plus-6 rating. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 181-pound blueliner appeared in 41 contests with Orlando tallying 34 points (8g, 26a). He also played in 16 AHL games with the Chicago Wolves, Rockford IceHogs, Milwaukee Admirals and Utica Comets during the 2017-18 season.

The Novi, Michigan native has appeared in 136 career AHL games recording four goals and 20 assists. Prior to his professional career, Valleau spent one season at Bowling Green State University in 2014-15 registering 19 points (2g, 17a) in 39 games after playing in the USHL with the Des Moines Buccaneers and Chicago Steel in 2012-13.

Single game tickets and packages for the 2018-19 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the War Memorial Arena at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit or follow the club on Facebook (, Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch) using #SyrCrunch.

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