Nathan Walker became the first Australian to register a point in an NHL playoff game. He celebrated by mimicking a kangaroo.
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.