Cap­i­tal out­come

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT -

WASH­ING­TON Cap­i­tals for­ward Nathan Walker will be­come the first Aus­tralian player to dress in an NHL game when he makes his de­but to­day (Qld time) against the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens.

Walker grew up in Syd­ney af­ter he and his fam­ily em­i­grated from the United King­dom when he was two.

Af­ter his brother Ryan was ex­posed to the sport, it be­came clear Nathan had pro po­ten­tial and he moved to the Czech Repub­lic at age 13 to play mi­nor and then ju­nior hockey.

Walker be­came the first Aus­tralian picked in the NHL draft when the Cap­i­tals took him in the third round in 2014.

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