Annapolis mayor Gavin Buckley is Australian. He wants Nathan Walker to play in the Stadium Series game.
On Tuesday, work began on the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in preparation for the Stadium Series game. Annapolis mayor Gavin Buckley joined NHL Deputy Commissioner, Bill Daly, and US Naval Academy Superintendent, VADM Walter E. “Ted” Carter at a news conference to mark the occasion.
During the press gaggle, Mayor Buckley gave Nathan Walker a shoutout, and made a plea to the Capitals to call the Aussie back up to the big leagues. Buckley’s fondness for the first Australian in the NHL wasn’t random, however.
“I know you think I probably sound like I was born in Maryland, but I wasn’t. I am originally from Australia,” Buckley said, a little tongue-in-cheek.