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Nathan Walker | Winger | #79

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/7/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 186
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (89) / WAS

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Nathan Walker will be a healthy scratch in Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
Walker picked up an assist in the only playoff game he suited up in this spring. He hasn't played in a single game in this series. Madison Bowey, Jakub Jerabek, Shane Gerisch and Pheonix Copley will also watch the game from the press box. May 23 - 7:48 PM

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Nathan Walker will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Walker made his 2018 playoff debut in Game 6 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he's coming back out of the lineup tonight. The 24-year-old managed to pick up an assist during his only postseason appearance. Jakub Jerabek, Madison Bowey, Shane Gersich, Travis Boyd and Pheonix Copley will also watch the game from the press box. Nicklas Backstrom (hand) will miss the game due to injury.
May 11 - 7:50 PM

Nathan Walker picked up an assist in Washington's 2-1 OT win over Pittsburgh on Monday night.

Walker logged a game-low 8:29 of ice time in Game 6 during his NHL playoff debut, but he made the most of it. He set up a goal by Alex Chiasson to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead just over two minutes into the second period. In doing so, he became the first Australian to get a point in the playoffs. Walker also had three hits and one shot in the contest.
May 8 - 11:11 AM

Nathan Walker will make his NHL playoffs debut on Monday against Pittsburgh.

Walker is set to become the first Australian to participate in a postseason game. He's drawing into the Capitals lineup on the fourth line over Shane Gersich. Walker had a goal in nine regular-season contests.
May 7 - 6:43 PM

Nathan Walker could draw into the lineup for Game 6 on Monday night.

Walker took line rushes on the fourth line during Washington's morning skate. It looks like he will replace Shane Gersich, who played in the last two contests. If Walker does get to play then it will mark his NHL playoff debut.
May 7 - 12:25 PM

Nathan Walker has been called up by the Washington Capitals.

Walker will get to be part of the playoff atmosphere, but he probably won't participate in a game. He had nine goals and 22 points in 40 AHL contests this season.
Apr 25 - 5:23 PM

Nathan Walker has been sent to AHL Hershey.

Walker was re-claimed off waivers by Washington on Dec. 20 after he spent a few weeks with the Edmonton Oilers. He has a goal in nine games this season.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 02:01:00 PM

Nathan Walker will be a healthy scratch for the Capitals as they take on the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

Nathan Walker has had a busy season so far. He began the season as a member of the Washington Capitals before being claimed off waivers by the Oilers, only for the Capitals to re-claim him once again a few weeks later. Walker has one goal in nine games so far this year. He will be joined in the press box by Taylor Chorney and Chandler Stephenson.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 08:31:00 PM

The Washington Capitals have re-claimed Nathan Walker.

Edmonton claimed Walker off waivers from Washington on Dec. 1, but Edmonton only used him in two games and put him back on waivers Tuesday. The Capitals took the opportunity to get Walker back and he'll remain in the NHL for now.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 01:19:00 PM

Nathan Walker has been placed on waivers by Edmonton.

Walker has played in just two games with the Oilers since he was claimed off waivers from Washington. The move could indicate that Andrej Sekera is close to being ready to return.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:05:00 PM

It appears the Edmonton Oilers will scratch Nathan Walker this afternoon against the Minnesota Wild.

Walker was claimed off waivers from Washington and failed to pick up a point in his only game with his new club. He will sit for the fourth straight game. Joining him in the press box will be Anton Slepyshev and Eric Gryba.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 02:00:00 PM

Nathan Walker will be a healthy scratch on Thursday night as the Edmonton Oilers host the Nashville Predators.

Walker has one goal in eight games so far this season and has played just once for the Oilers since being claimed on waivers from the Washington Capitals earlier this month. Eric Gryba and Drake Caggiula will join him in the press box.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 09:33:00 PM

Nathan Walker will play his first game with Edmonton on Saturday night.

Walker is projected to skate alongside Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Strome against Montreal. Edmonton claimed Walker off waivers from Washington earlier this month.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 04:40:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have claimed Nathan Walker off waivers.

Washington put Walker on waivers Thursday afternoon. He has a goal in seven games this season. Walker is the first Australian to play in the NHL.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 12:28:00 PM

Washington has waived Nathan Walker.

Walker has been a healthy scratch since Nov. 16 and he has recorded one goal in seven appearances with the Capitals this year.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 03:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
4Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley