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Nathan Walker

Born:February 7, 1994Draft:2014 Capitals 89th Overall
Hometown:Cardiff, WalesPosition:Center
Known For:First Australian Selected in an NHL DraftShoots:Left
National Team:AustraliaCurrent Team:Springfield Thunderbirds

Nathan Walker (born 7 February 1994) is a Welsh-born Australian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Springfield Thunderbirds in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Walker, who was born in Wales, grew up in Australia and first played ice hockey there. He first played for HC Vitkovice’s senior team in 2011, becoming the first Australian ice hockey player to play for a professional senior team in Europe. He was also the first Australian selected in an NHL draft, going to the Washington Capitals with the 89th overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Nathan Walker, San Antonio Rampage (Jenae Anderson / The Hockey Writers)

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