After attending training camp with the Capitals last season, Walker signed a deal with Washington’s AHL affiliate in Hershey, where he registered five goals and six assists with 40 penalty minutes in 43 games. He was the first Australian to ever play in the league.
Prior to joining Hershey, the 20-year-old spent six years in the Czech Republic before signing with the USHL’s Youngston Phantoms in January 2013.
The five-foot-10, 185-pound winger was passed on in the previous two drafts. He was born in Cardiff, Wales, but grew up in Australia.