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Vela returns to Walleye

Thursday, October 1st
Vela returns to Walleye

Toledo, Ohio – Forward Marcus Vela has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2020-21 season.Vela, 23, returns with Toledo after playing 49 games with the team during the 2019-20 season.Vela was assigned to Toledo by the Grand Rapid Griffins in late October after being acquired from the San Jose Barracuda in exchange for defenseman Marcus Crawford. In his first professional season, Vela notched 25 points (12g-13a) with the Walleye after starting the season with the Orlando Solar Bears, where he posted one assist and six penalty minutes in three games.A seventh-round selection (190th overall) by the San Jose Sharks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Vela made his pro debut with the Barracuda at the end of the 2018-19 campaign and contributed two assists in six appearances.Before turning pro, the Burnaby, British Columbia native had a four-year career at the University of New Hampshire where he amassed 58 points (24g-34a) and 112 penalty minutes in 135 games from 2015-19.

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