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Bemidji State's Walters signs pact with Capitals system

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Former Bemidji State University forward Shea Walters has signed a professional contract with the Washington Capitols' East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) affiliate South Carolina Stingrays.

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Walters will play out the remainder of the season with the Stingrays, which includes at least eight regular-season games through the end of March, with the hope of catching on with the organization for 2012-13.

One of eight BSU players to see time in all 38 games of the 2011-12 campaign, Walters finished his senior season with a career-high for goals (12), assists (14) and points (26). A vital cog to the 2011-12 Beavers' power-play unit, Walters led all BSU players with six power-play goals and 13 points on the man advantage.

In a Bemidji State record 141 games, the Hibbing, native, accumulated 20 goals and 50 assists for 70 points to sit 15th on BSU's Division I-era scoring list and 12th at the school in assist scoring since 1999-2000.

The South Carolina Stingrays are 34-24-4-2 to hold down third place the ECHL's Eastern Conference's South Division.

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