Fifth Round Draft Choice - New York Rangers (2002)
Four-time monogram winner for the Irish ... two-time alternate captain as a junior and senior ... proved to be one of the program's all-time clutch goal scorers with nine game winners (tied for ninth on all-time list) in his career ... played in 134 career games with 25 goals and 29 assists for 54 points ... strong, power forward with excellent hands and a nice touch around the net ... selected in the fifth round, 143rd overall, by the New York Rangers in the 2002 National Hockey League Entry Draft ... one of 23 Michigan natives to earn a monogram with the Notre Dame hockey program.
AS A SENIOR: Took a regular shift in all 36 games for the Irish ... served his second season as alternate captain ... was sixth in scoring with 10 goals and seven assists for 17 points ... 10 goals were third-best on team ... had four power-play tallies (tied for third on team) and four game winners (led squad) during the year ... picked up 21 penalties for 42 minutes ... had third-best shooting percentage on team (.152, 10 goals on 66 shots) ... was -6 on the season ... had four multiple-point games on the year, including first two-goal game (vs. Ferris State, 2/10/06) ... collected game winners against Bowling Green (11/10), Lake Superior (12/18), at Ohio State (1/28, 1-0 win) and Ferris State (2/10).
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 36 of the team's 38 games, collecting two goals with eight assists for 10 points ... tied for eighth on the team with 63 shots on goal ... had 18 penalties for 47 minutes ... along with Jason Paige, served as one of team's alternate captains ... was held off the scoresheet in first six games of the season before getting a career-high three points (all assists) in a 4-4 tie at the Joyce Center ... had back-to-back games with one assist in wins at Western Michigan and Alaska Fairbanks ... first goal of the season came in first period of 3-2 overtime win at home versus Michigan State ... went seven games without a point before picking up an assist in 6-2 loss to Michigan Tech in Green Bay ... scored first Irish goal of the game in 6-3 home loss to Nebraska-Omaha ... added an assist the following week in 4-3 loss to Ferris State ... had just one assist (vs. Michigan State) over final seven games of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 39 games for the Irish in 2003-04 ... finished the year ranked third in scoring with 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points ... scored three goals on the power play and was second to Globke with four game-winning goals ... led the Irish with a +16 plus-minus rating ... was fourth on the team with 81 shots on goal ... turned in a .148 shooting percentage ... recorded 23 penalties for 46 minutes on the year ... after not scoring in the first three games of the season, scored points in six of seven games from Oct. 18 to Nov. 21 ... first goal of the season came just 17 seconds into David Brown's 3-0 shutout of Bowling Green for his first game winner of the year ... made it two in a row in both the goal and game-winner categories on Oct. 24 as he scored the lone goal in Notre Dame's 1-0 win at top-ranked Boston College ... turned in first multiple-point game of his career when he set up two goals in a 4-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha ... after getting stopped by the Mavericks in game two of the series, scored goals in three straight games ... deflected a Matt Amado centering pass for lone Irish goal in 3-1 loss at Michigan State ... gave the Irish a 2-1 lead in 3-3 tie with Michigan State when he tucked a Cory McLean rebound under Spartan goaltender Matt Migliaccio at 9:04 of the second period ... closed out scoring streak with first goal of the game in 5-3 home win over Lake Superior ... after being held off the scoresheet in the second game of the Lake Superior series, went on a career-best four-game point-scoring streak (2g, 3a) ... had second two-point game with two assists in 5-1 win over Northern Michigan ... scored third-period game-tying goal in 4-2 win over the Wildcats the following night ... extended streak to four games with a goal and an assist in a pair of losses at Western Michigan ... came up with another big goal in 1-0 win over third-ranked Maine on Dec. 28 ... second-period goal on Jan. 18 at fourth-ranked Wisconsin tied game 1-1 on the way to a 3-1 win over the Badgers ... 10th goal of the season was the game winner in 3-2 Irish win at home versus Alaska Fairbanks ... held to just two assists over the next six games before picking up 11th goal of the season with a first-period, power-play tally in 5-2 win over Michigan ... had strong finish to season with a goal and four assists in five postseason contests ... assisted on Tim Wallace and Rob Globke goals in 5-4 overtime win in game three of CCHA playoffs versus Western Michigan ... 12th goal of the year put Notre Dame ahead 5-4 at 10:14 of third period in eventual 6-5 overtime Super Six loss to Ohio State ... capped the season by assisting on both Irish goals in NCAA tournament loss to Minnesota (5-2).
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 23 of 40 games, including the final 22 ... scored one goal and added an assist ... lone goal was a game winner ... had 19 shots on goal and was +4 on the season ... picked up seven penalties for 14 minutes ... missed first 10 games of the season due to a fractured jaw suffered in preseason game with University of Toronto ... returned to lineup on Nov. 23 for 4-3 win over Michigan (was +2 in the game) ... was diagnosed with mononucleosis the following week and missed the next six weeks ... returned to the lineup on Jan. 3 at Nebraska-Omaha and did not miss a game the remainder of the season ... first collegiate goal was the game winner in 3-2 victory over Lake Superior State on Feb. 21 ... banged the rebound of a Kyle Dolder shot past Laker goaltender Matt Violin at 2:20 of second period ... lone assist set up Tim Wallace's game-winning goal in 3-2 win at Northern Michigan.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School in Redford, Mich., while playing junior A hockey for Compuware ... helped lead Compuware to both the NAHL title and the United States Junior A national championship in 2001-02 ... scored 25 goals with 24 assists for 49 points during the regular season ... nine goals came on the power play and three were game winners ... added five goals and three assists in eight postseason games on the way to the Robertson Cup title and the Gold Cup championship ... scored 10 goals with 12 assists for 22 points in his first season with Compuware ... played in the 2002 NAHL all-star game ... played in 2001 Viking Cup tournament where he scored a goal and had three assists and was a star of the game selection in the quarterfinals ... played in the 2000 and 2001 USA Top Prospects Tournament ... was a member of Michigan Select 16 and 17 teams, along with former Irish teammate Derek Smith ... full name is Michael Christopher Walsh ... son of Max and Jean Walsh ... father is a 1974 graduate of Notre Dame and was a member of the 1973 national championship football team ... has one brother ... born January 12, 1983, in Royal Oak, Mich. ... has a double major at Notre Dame with majors in finance and sociology.
Mike Walsh's Career Statistics
Walsh's Career Bests
vs. Bowling Green (0g, 3a; 11/5/04)
vs. Ferris State (2/10/06)
vs. Bowling Green (11/5/04)
5 Shots on Goal
4-Game Point Streak
(2g-3a); Nov. 28-Dec. 6, 2003
(vs. Northern Michigan and Western Michigan)
3-Game Goal Streak
(3g-0a); Nov. 7-Nov. 21, 2003
(vs. Michigan State and Northern Michigan)