The Peterborough Petes announced today that they have committed to overage forward Jack Walchessen for the 2010-2011 season. Walchessen, a native of Ortly Beach New Jersey is entering his fifth season with the Petes. The former 11th round draft pick of the Petes in 2006 was the Petes Assistant Captain this past season where he recorded a career high 13 goals and 32 points in 60 games. Jack was the recipient of Don Marsh Award for demonstrating the Most Dedication to the Team, two time recipient of the Mark’s Work Wearhouse Hardest Working Pete of the Year Award and this past season won the Norm Bryan Award as the Most Improved Player from the previous season. Jack has also been the Petes nominee to the Ontario Hockey League the past two seasons for the Dan Snyder Memorial Award as the OHL’s Humanitarian of the Year.
“It’s an honor to be invited back as an overage. I love Peterborough, it’s a great place to play and we have a really good group of guys here. I am very eager to start the season and also extremely happy to know that my final year in the OHL will be played in Peterborough” says Jack Walchessen.
“The Petes are proud to commit to Jack for his overage season in the OHL” states Petes General Manager David Reid. “Jack has shown tremendous leadership and commitment to our franchise over the past four seasons and will be looked upon again as a leader with our hockey club.”