ECHL: Toledo Walleye: What Happened to Andy Bohmbach?

Andy Morrison/Toledo Blade

Former Toledo Walleye forward Andy Bohmbach was one of the first proficient scoring threats in the early years of the franchise. His hunger for success came through Toledo in 2010-11, his first pro season, which also happened to be his only season in Toledo. However, he made the most of his opportunity and put Toledo hockey back on the map.

The 37-year-old native of Hudson, Wisconsin, started his career playing for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 2004/05- 2005/06. In 109 games, he scored 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points.

He went on to play for the Wisconsin Badgers of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 2006/07-2009/10. While at Wisconsin, he scored 20 goals and 34 assists for 54 points in 116 games. The next season, he would make his pro debut with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. He would produce 28 goals and 44 assists for 72 points in 65 games. Bohmbach would earn a call-up to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL), recording two assists.

After his short but successful stint with the Walleye, he would play for the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL in 2011/12, posting one assist in 10 games. He spent most of the season with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL, contributing 27 goals and 37 assists for 64 points in 57 games.

Toledo Blade/ Mark Monroe
Mark Monroe/Toledo Blade

During the 2013/14 season, he would play for the Riessersee SC of Deutsche Eishockey LIga (DEL-2) and offensively produced there too, scoring 24 goals and 36 assists for 60 points in 54 games. The following season, he wold travel to the Austria League and play for the Dornbirn EC, his offensive totals took a slight dip. Those totals finished at 12 goals and 22 assists for 34 points in 54 games.

He would finish his on-ice career with the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) and produce 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points in 51 games. Bohmbach is now retired and will go down as one of the first offensive threats in Walleye history, leading the team in scoring during the 2010/11 season.

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