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Walleye Acquire Forward Todd Griffith from Reading

January 29, 2012 - ECHL (ECHL) - Toledo Walleye News Release

(Toledo, OH) - The Toledo Walleye and Head Coach Nick Vitucci announced today that the team has acquired forward Todd Griffith from the Reading Royals in exchange for future considerations. In an unrelated move, forward Joey Martin has returned from his PTO with Houston. Both are expected to play today for Toledo against Wheeling.

"Todd is a forward that will give us more toughness and skill up front," said Vitucci when discussing the trade. "He does have a flair for offense that we will see to go along with his toughness."

Griffith joins Toledo after appearing in 14 games with the Royals where he scored five goals and three assists. In his career, Todd has skated in 140 ECHL games and has collected 100 points (60g, 40a) and 317 penalty minutes in those contests. For his pro career, the Welland, Ontario native has 213 points (113g, 100a) and 566 penalty minutes in 267 games.

Martin returns to Toledo after appearing in four more games with Houston in the AHL. Joey has two goals in eight total AHL games this season. The Thorold, Ontario native has 12 goals and 13 assists with the Walleye. He is second to Kyle Rogers (13g, 14a) in scoring with the Walleye this year.

Toledo will play in Johnstown today against Wheeling. The Toledo Walleye will return home on Saturday February 4, 2012 against Kalamazoo. Stick around after the game for Team Photo night with your favorite players. Fans can call (419) 725-WALL or visit for more information.

**The Toledo Walleye play all of their home games at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo. The Walleye are the proud ECHL affiliate of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings.

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