Photo: Peter Podlaha
Washington Capitals’ prospect Nathan Walker dropped the ceremonial puck before Friday night’s AIHL game between the Sydney Ice Dogs and the Newcastle Northstars at the Macquarie Ice Rink in Sydney, Australia.
Walker was welcomed with a huge cheer from the Sydney crowd. Walker, who played most of his junior hockey in Europe, played 7 games for the Ice Dogs back in 2009 and 2010, before being drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 2014 NHL entry draft.
“To me it shows they’ve got faith in me,” said Walker. “It’s really good going forward confidence wise, hopefully I can get a game in the NHL and crack a spot in the Capitals roster.”
Speaking about what else has his attention, Walker noted a major off-ice milestone coming up. “I’ve got a wedding coming up next (USA) summer,” said a smiling Nathan beside his fiancé.
Following the game, Walker also held an interview with an AIHL reporter:
By Jon Sorensen