Monday night in Pittsburgh, Capitals forward Nathan Walker accomplished more history.
The Capitals draft pick replaced Shane Gersich on the fourth line and became the first Australian to ever play in an NHL postseason game. In the second period, Walker had another feat, becoming the first Aussie to record a postseason point after he assisted on an Alex Chiasson goal.
During Barry Trotz’s postgame speech, the Caps head coach gave a shoutout to several players, including Walker.
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“Okay, we got Walks in the lineup,” Trotz said. “First Australian to play in a playoff game.”
Walker celebrated by standing up and hopping like a kangaroo.
For those of you who are longtime readers of RMNB, Walker’s affinity for kangas is not new.
In 2014, Walker was photographed with kangaroos while wearing a Capitals jersey at the Northwest Sydney at the Koala Park Sanctuary.
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