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March 27, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Toledo Walleye News Release

Toledo, OH - Defenseman Randy Gazzola has a agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

Gazzola, a native of Thorold, Ontario, joins the Walleye after helping the University of New Brunswick to a University Cup Championship in Canada for the third time in his five years. He posted 20 points (3G, 17A) this past season in 24 games for the Reds. Over his five year career, Gazzola appeared in 134 games with 19 goals, 86 assists for 105 points and 60 penalty minutes.

The 25-year-old defenseman has been well decorated in his career starting with taking home the Rookie of the Year honor in the 2014-15 season when he averaged nearly a point per game with two goals and 22 assists in 28 games. That landed him on the CIS All-Rookie Team that year. In the 2017-18 season, Gazzola was named to the CIS Second All-Star team while collecting awards for the Most Sportsmanlike Player and the Outstanding Student Athlete award.

Three in three home weekend: Toledo has just seven games remaining in the regular season and three of the final four home games are coming this weekend. Friday night, the Walleye welcome in the Kansas City Mavericks for their only visit to Toledo this year. The two teams split a two game set in Missouri last month. Saturday night is the final meeting of the year between Toledo and Kalamazoo. The Walleye are 7-1-3 this year vs. their Michigan rivals. Sunday wraps up the weekend with a visit from Cincinnati who Toledo just beat last Thursday 4-3. Toledo is 3-4-0 against the division champions. Visit for tickets or call the box office at 419-725-9255.

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