Capitals Place Nathan Walker on Waivers


As the Capitals held a morning skate to prepare for their contest against the Kings, one notable player was missing. Nathan Walker wasn’t there and soon we would learn as to why. The Capitals placed him on waivers with the intent of sending him down to Hershey if he clears. Other teams have 24-hours to claim him. 

Walker hasn’t gotten much playing time since the beginning of the season. He only appeared in one of the Capitals last nine games and only seven total games this season. He was mostly a healthy scratch.

Walker made NHL history at the beginning of the season by becoming the first Australian-born athlete to play in the NHL. He even scored in his first game.

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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11 Responses to Capitals Place Nathan Walker on Waivers

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  2. The Caps would be very fortunate if Walker clears waivers and nobody picks him up. Otherwise if another team picked him up, it could come back to bite them.


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