Walker, first Australian drafted, signs with Capitals
Summary of 24 articles · Updated Jul 30, 2014
- The Washington Capitals have signed forward Nathan Walker, the first Australian player to be drafted by an NHL team. It’s just a matter of time before the first Australian drafted by an NHL team gets a chance to play in the big league. Nathan Walker was selected 89 overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2014 draft and Friday signed a three-year entry-level contract. “He’s probably still a couple of years away, but he’s on the right track,” said Capitals director, amateur scouting Ross Mahoney. Walker was born in Wales but spent his early childhood in Australia before moving to the Czech Republic. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup, Center Ice name and logo, NHL Conference logos and NHL Winter Classic name are registered trademarks and Vintage Hockey word mark and logo, Live Every Shift, Hot Off the Ice, The Game Lives Where You Do, NHL Power Play, NHL Winter Classic logo, NHL Heritage Classic name and logo, NHL Stadium Series name and logo, NHL All-Star Game logo, NHL Face-Off name and logo, NHL GameCenter, NHL GameCenter LIVE, NHL Network name and logo, NHL Mobile name and logo, NHL Radio, NHL Awards name and logo, NHL Draft name and logo, Hockey Fights Cancer, Because It's The Cup, The Biggest Assist Happens Off The Ice, NHL Green name and logo, NHL All-Access Vancouver name and logo, NHL Auctions, NHL Ice Time, Ice Time Any Time, Ice Tracker, NHL Vault, Hockey Is For Everyone, and Questions Will Become Answers are trademarks of the National Hockey League.