Scott Walker hockey player

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Scott Walker (Born July 19, 1973, in Cambridge, Ontario), is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He plays right wing, but prior to the 1996-97 NHL season he played defense.

Playing Career

Scott Walker was selected 124th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He was selected as the 4th choice of the Vancouver Canucks on June 26, 1993. Exactly five years later on June 26, 1998 he was chosen by the Predators in the expansion draft. He currently plays for the Nashville Predators.

Walker became the highest-scoring player in Nashville Predators history during the 2003-04 NHL season. At that time he was one of only three remaining original Predators on the Nashville roster (along with Greg Johnson and Tomas Vokoun).

He played 589 regular season NHL games over ten seasons before making it to post season play. That is the second longest wait in NHL history. Only Guy Charron played more games without making the playoffs. Charron retired in 1981 after 734 games, before he ever played a single post season game.

He has two career hat tricks. The first came December 26, 2000 against the Colorado Avalanche at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. The first two goals were against David Aebischer and the third was into an empty net. His second hat trick came against the Phoenix Coyotes on December 22, 2002, also in Nashville. All three goals came against Brian Boucher.

He was the first person to ever score an NHL goal at Glendale Arena when on December 27, 2003 he got the puck past Sean Burke at 14:17 of the first period in the arena's first hockey game.

When Greg Johnson was sidlined with injuries, Walker served as the Predator's interim captain from January 12 - January 25, 2003.

Awards

  • Named to the OHL Second All-Star Team in 1993.
  • Member of the Owen Sound Platers' Mastercard All-Time Team.
  • NHL’s Offensive Player of the Week for December 22-28, 2003.

Records

  • Nashville Predator's franchise record for points in a season (67)
  • Nashville Predator's franchise record for career points (231)
  • Nashville Predator's franchise record for career goals (91)
  • Nashville Predator's franchise record for PIM (429)
  • NHL record for games played before making the post season (589) -- (Guy Charron played 734 but he never appeared in the post season).

Career Statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991-92 Owen Sound OHL 53 7 31 38 128 5 0 7 7 8
1992-93 Owen Sound OHL 57 23 68 91 110 8 1 5 6 16
1993-94 Hamilton AHL 77 10 29 39 272 4 0 1 1 25
1994-95 Syracuse AHL 74 14 38 52 334 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Vancouver NHL 11 0 1 1 33 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Syracuse AHL 15 3 12 15 52 16 9 8 17 39
1995-96 Vancouver NHL 63 4 8 12 137 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Vancouver NHL 64 3 15 18 132 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Vancouver NHL 59 3 10 13 164 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Nashville NHL 71 15 25 40 103 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Nashville NHL 69 7 21 28 90 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Nashville NHL 74 25 29 54 66 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Nashville NHL 28 4 5 9 18 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Nashville NHL 60 15 18 33 58 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Nashville NHL 75 25 42 67 94 6 0 1 1 6
2005-06 Nashville NHL 2 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 575 101 175 277 895 6 0 1 1 6

International Play

  • Played for Team Canada in the 1999 World Championships.
  • Team Canada assistant captain at the 2001 World Championships.

International Statistics

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WC 10 2 3 5 16
2001 Canada WC 7 3 3 6 10

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