Saturday night, Nathan Walker became the first Australian to ever play in the NHL and Capitals players treated the milestone with the respect it deserved.
The team gave Walker the “rookie treatment” where they confused the rookie into taking several warmup laps alone before joining him out on the ice. Sure he accomplished a NHL first, but he’s still just one of the boys.
— Shusho Tora (@shushotora) October 7, 2017
In the stands, Walker’s mom Ceri and his dad Wayne looked on along with brother Ryan and fiancee Tayla.
Ceri cried as she saw her son come out on the ice.
Ceri Walker also held up the Australian flag when Nathan was first introduced to the crowd right before puck drop.
This is so sweet.
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