G’day Nate: Fellow Aussies Wish Nathan Walker Luck ahead of his NHL Debut


Diversity is a big thing in sports today, especially in the NHL. This is a league with many great names from different countries playing the sport we all love. From Canadiens, to Russians, to Swedes, and even Americans, each athlete has one thing in common and that is their passion for hockey. 

In the 100 year history of the National Hockey League, no player from Australia has laced up his skates in an NHL arena until tonight. Tonight is Nathan Walker’s night to shine as he takes the ice donning Capitals red as the home team in the Nation’s Capital takes on the Montreal Canadiens.

The Capitals put together a touching video tribute from many prominent Australian athletes wishing their fellow mate good luck.

All of us at NoVa Caps wish Nathan Walker good luck as he takes the ice tonight. You can catch Walker and the Capitals tonight at 7 PM on NBC Sports Washington.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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