Former Capital Nathan Walker is going from one champion to another.
The popular, grinding forward has signed a two-year, two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues, leaving the Capitals organization.
Walker will make $700K in the NHL and $300K in the AHL during his first season with the Blues and will receive a $50k raise at the AHL level in the second year.
Australian Nathan Walker, ex of WSH, headed to STL on a two-year, two-way contract. $700K/$300K in first year, $700K/$350K in the second year.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2019
Walker is the first Australian to ever play, score, and win a Stanley Cup in the NHL.
The undersized forward had a primary assist in Game Six against the Penguins during the 2018 playoffs, helping Washington eliminate Pittsburgh and exorcise their demons on their way to their first Stanley Cup.
After playing seven regular-season games for the Capitals during the 2017-18 season, Walker fell out of favor in Washington despite strong underlying numbers. The Capitals put Walker on waivers in the winter where the Edmonton Oilers claimed him. A few weeks later, Walker was re-claimed back by the Capitals.
During the 2018-19 season, Walker had 17 goals and 39 points in 58 games for the Hershey Bears.
Good luck in the Lou, ya jumpin’ kangaroo.
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