• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Capitals sign forward Nathan Walker, 1st Australian player to be drafted by an NHL team

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have signed forward Nathan Walker, the first Australian player to be drafted by an NHL team.

The 20-year-old Walker was selected in the third round of last month's draft. He signed a standard three-year, entry-level contract Friday.

Walker was born in Wales but spent his early childhood in Australia before moving to the Czech Republic.

Walker became the first Aussie in the American Hockey League when he played for the Hershey Bears, the Capitals' AHL affiliate. He had five goals, six assists and 40 penalty minutes in 43 games with Hershey last season.

More Stories

Andre Burakovsky's goal holds up, Capitals beat Sabres 1-0 in coach Barry Trotz's debut

WASHINGTON - Andre Burakovsky scored in the first period, and Braden Holtby and Pheonix Copley...

Alex Ovechkin back at left wing as Capitals open camp under new coach Barry Trotz

ARLINGTON, Va. - As if he knew the question was coming, Alex Ovechkin smiled when asked what his...

New Capitals coach Trotz settles in for a culture change, wants Ovechkin to 'grow his game'

ARLINGTON, Va. - Barry Trotz was late for an appointment because he was at the DMV, getting his...

DC's Nationals Park chosen to host this season's Winter Classic between Blackhawks, Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. - The season's Winter Classic will be played at Nationals Park. The NHL...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Will the Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen agree on a contract before the start of the regular season?




Contests

Our Partners