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