Nathan Walker Makes Capitals Roster

The suspense is over – Nathan Walker has, after a strong preseason, made the Washington Capitals’ roster.

However, the date of his NHL debut remains a mystery, having been named one of the team’s three extras (alongside Tom Wilson and Chandler Stephenson), and not on one of the four lines as had been hoped.

When his debut does occur, he will become the first Australian to feature in an NHL regular season game.

Washington Capitals Roster

Lines:
Burakovsky, Backstrom, Oshie
Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Vrana
Connolly, Eller, Chiasson
Graovac, Beagle, Smith-Pelly

Defense:
Orlov, Niskanen
Orpik, Carlson
Ness, Chorney
Djoos, Bowey

Extras:
Wilson
Stephenson
Walker

Goalies:
Holtby
Grubauer

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42 Comments

  1. A great day for @NathanWalks10 and his family. It’s a long road to the @NHL but his dedication & skill is paying off. @AIHL

  2. Onya .@NathanWalks10, can’t wait to see you out on the ice for the @Capitals in the upcoming @NHL season. #RocktheRed

  3. Like a good bottle of wine, get’s better with age. Congrats Stormy and the Walker family. The ride is only just starting.

  4. Very exciting for him, they just need to make about 2000 jerseys to have on hand when he plays his first game.😁

  5. So happy and proud for you Stormy and your whole family. You play with your heart. #switchingallegiance, #nowacapsfan

  6. Congrats stormy!!! Amazing achievement to be the first Aussie to play in the NHL. In a fateful twist you’re playing opening night against my beloved Sens. You can score a hat trick and we can win 4-3… cheers.
    Huge congrats to Cari, Wayne and Tex. all your support and sacrifices have paid off.
    Here’s to a long and successful career mate!

  7. First Australian to play NHL Ice hockey in the USA and he’s a kid from the Shire!! Congratulations Nathan Walker!!! So awesome….

  8. To have played against and with you and now breaking history in the states for the first Australian to play at the top league in the world πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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