Former Missouri Mavericks forward Geoff Walker is headed to the AHL next season.
Sunday, the team Walker was supposed to play with this coming season, the Frankfurt Lions of the DEL2 German hockey league, announced Walker asked to be released from his contract.
“Geoff has contacted us and explained his personal situation. We met his request and canceled the contract today,” said Lions sporting director Rich Chernomaz. “We wish him well in his future endeavors. ”
The Lions said Walker asked to be released from his contract due to family reasons.
Walker was not tendered a qualifying offer on July 1 and was left off the season-ending roster by the Missouri Mavericks, which meant Walker is free to sign with any team in the ECHL.
Walker told The Sin Bin’s Joe Rozycki where he will play next season.
@SinBinMavs Hey I signed with le high valley phantoms is ahl, really enjoyed my time in Missouri though thanks for the tweet
— Geoff Walker (@Gwalker74) August 2, 2015
Walker will be in the Flyers organization, who has an AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley and an ECHL affiliate in Reading.