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Scott Walker
Scott Walker
Right Wing
(SKAWT WAH-kuhr)
Number: 24
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 196
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 19, 1973
Birthplace: Cambridge, ON, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Josef Vasicek on July 18, 2006.
Drafted: VAN / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (124th overall)
Draft: Vancouver 1993 (4-124-5)
First NHL Game: April 13, 1995 in a 6-4 Vancouver loss vs. Edmonton
First NHL Point: April 17, 1995 in a 2-2 Vancouver tie at Dallas (assist)
First NHL Goal: Oct. 14, 1995 in a 7-6 Vancouver win at San Jose (Wade Flaherty)
Most Goals, Game: 3 - twice (Last: Dec. 22, 2003 in a 3-3 Nashville tie vs. Phoenix)
Most Assists, Game: 3 - 7 times (Last: March 24, 2007 in a 6-4 Carolina win vs. San Jose)
Most Points, Game: 4 - twice (Last: Feb. 18, 2004 in a 7-3 Nashville win vs. San Jose)
Most Penalty Minutes, Game: 39 - Jan. 26, 1998 in a 4-2 Vancouver loss at Phoenix
Shootout Stats: 1 attempt, 0 goals (0%)

Scott and his wife, Julie, were married July 10, 1999… They have a son, Cooper (7), and a daughter, Anna (5)… The Walkers spend their summers in Cambridge, Ont., and have a St. Bernard named Maddy… Scott has worked with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation, Goals and Dreams and Kids Can Play…His biggest hockey influence was his dad, and his first youth team was Timbits Hockey in Cambridge… The player he emulated growing up was Paul Coffey, and his first job was working at McDonald’s… Scott’s favorite movie is Good Will Hunting, favorite television show is Wipeout and favorite band is Rascal Flatts… The most-played song on his iPod is U2’s Beautiful Day… His favorite book is “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch... Scott says Matt Damon would play him in a movie about his life… He enjoys playing Wii Fit with his son, and his favorite Web site is… The person from history he would most like to meet is Muhammad Ali, and the current celebrity he would most like to meet is Angelina Jolie… His guilty pleasures are nachos and cheese… Scott says if he wasn’t playing professional hockey he would be a teacher… His most memorable goal was his overtime, series-clinching goal in Game 7 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals in Boston… His favorite former teammates are Greg Johnson and Tom Fitzgerald… He wears 24 because it was assigned to him when he was called up for the Canucks… His favorite road arena is the Air Canada Centre, his favorite road city is Tampa Bay and his favorite team to play against is Boston.

2008-09 SEASON
Completed his 14th NHL season and third with Carolina... Was sixth among Hurricanes forwards in hits (79) despite missing 41 games due to injury... Scored his fifth goal of the season and was (+1) vs. NYI (4/7)... Registered five hits vs. PIT (4/4)... Returned to action vs. NYR (4/2) after missing 11 consecutive games with an upper-body injury and was (+1) in 6:13 of ice time... Netted his fourth goal of the season vs. CGY (3/6)... Returned to action at WSH (3/3) after missing 15 games with an upper-body injury... Placed on injured reserve on 2/5... Assisted on Whitney’s goal and registered six hits at BUF (1/17)... Earned his second multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist vs. TOR (1/15)... Tied the team season high (Staal) with nine shots on goal and earned an assist on Whitney’s goal at BOS (12/20)... Registered two hits and sparred with Arron Asham at PHI (12/11)... Returned to action vs. WSH (12/7) after missing four games due to a leg injury... Registered seven hits at FLA (11/24)... Earned his first multi-point game of the season with a pair of assists vs. PHX (11/21)... Earned the primary assist on Whitney’s game-winning goal vs. MTL (11/18)... Netted his second goal of the season with a power-play tally vs. WSH (11/12)... Scored his first goal of the season at WSH (11/6)... Made his season debut at TOR (11/4) after missing the team’s first 11 games due to a hand injury sustained during the preseason... Underwent surgery on Oct. 6 to repair a ligament in his left hand... Missed 41 games due to injury: (Hand: 10/10-11/2; Leg: 11/28-12/6; Upper-body: 1/29-2/28; 3/7-3/28)... Longest assist streak: 3 games (11/16-11/21: 0g, 4a)... Longest point streak: 3 games (11/16-11/21: 0g, 4a)... Multi-assist games: 1 (11/21 vs. PHX: 0g, 2a)... Multi-point games: 2 (11/21 vs. PHX: 0g, 2a; 12/15 vs. TOR: 1g, 1a).

Completed his third NHL playoff season and first with Carolina, skating in all 18 of Carolina's postseason contests... Scored the overtime, game-winning goal - his first career playoff goal - in Game 7 at BOS (5/14)... Was assessed 17 minutes in penalties for an altercation with Aaron Ward in Game 5 at BOS (5/11)... Assisted on Samsonov's goal and registered nine hits in Game 3 vs. BOS (5/6)... Notched the primary assist on Bayda's goal in Game 4 vs. NJ (4/21)... Earned his first Hurricanes playoff point with an assist on Bayda' s goal in Game 3 vs. NJ (4/19)... Made his Hurricanes playoff debut at NJ (4/15).

Is in his 15th NHL season and fourth with the Hurricanes… Acquired from Nashville on July 18, 2006, in exchange for Josef Vasicek… Signed a three-year contract with the Hurricanes on June 20, 2007… An original member of the Nashville Predators, selected in the 1998 NHL Expansion Draft… Heading into the 2009-10 season, he ranked third on the Predators’ all-time list in goals (96) and penalty minutes (465) and fourth in points (247) and assists (151)… Originally a defenseman, he switched to forward prior to the 1996-97 season… Was named a member of the Owen Sound Platers’ Mastercard All-Time Team

1991-92: Scored seven goals and 31 assists (38 points) in 53 regular season games for Owen Sound... Had seven assists in five playoff games

1992-93: Finished the season with a career-high 91 points (23g, 68a)... Was an OHL Second Team All-Star... Played for the Canadian National Junior team for two games, netting three goals

1993-94: Appeared in 77 games for Hamilton of the AHL, recording 10 goals and 29 assists (39 points)

1994-95: Made his NHL debut with Vancouver vs. EDM (4/13)... Notched his first NHL point with an assist on Mike Peca’s goal vs. DAL (4/17)... Prior to joining Vancouver, he played 74 games for Syracuse, tallying 14 goals and 38 assists (52 points) and leading the team with an AHL career-high 334 penalty minutes

1995-96: Finished second on the Canucks with 137 penalty minutes in only 63 games... Scored his first NHL goal vs. SJ (10/14)... Recorded three goals and 12 assists (15 points) in 15 games with Syracuse... Notched 17 points (9g, 8a) in 16 playoff games for Syracuse

1996-97: Notched 18 points (3g, 15a) in 64 games with the Canucks... Ranked third on the Canucks in penalty minutes (132)... Played his 100th career game vs. FLA (1/14)

1997-98: Appeared in 59 games for Vancouver, totaling 13 points (3g, 10a)... Was plus or even in 42 of his 59 games played... Finished sixth on the club with 164 penalty minutes... Notched the first NHL goal scored outside of North America when he scored at 12:10 of the first period of Vancouver’s 1997-98 season opener against Anaheim in Tokyo, Japan... The puck now resides in the Hockey Hall of Fame

1998-99: Ranked third on the club in assists (25) and fourth in points (40)... Collected 100 penalty minutes for the fourth straight season... Set a franchise single-game record by collecting 25 penalty minutes vs. LA (3/4)... Recorded the first shorthanded goal in Predators franchise history at CHI (10/24)... Made his Predators debut on Oct. 10 vs. Florida... Played for Team Canada at the 1999 World Championships

1999-00: Finished second on the team and led all forwards in penalty minutes (90)

2000-01:  Registered a career-high in goals (25)... Led the club in goals (25), power-play goals (9), shorthanded goals (3) and shorthanded points (5)... Ranked second on the team in points (54) and power-play points (23)... Ranked fourth on the club and led team forwards in average ice time (19:17)... Recorded his 100th NHL assist at SJ (1/13)… Tallied his first career hat trick and became the first-ever Predator to record a hat trick at the Gaylord Entertainment Center vs. COL (12/26)... The hat trick was also part of his first career four-point game (3g, 1a)... Was an assistant captain for Team Canada and finished second on the team with six points (3g, 3a) at the 2001 World Championships in Germany

2001-02: Recorded the second-highest average ice time (18:38) among team forwards...  Missed 54 games while recovering from post-concussion syndrome

2002-03: Led team forwards in average ice time (19:49)... Tied a career single-game high with three assists – including his 200th NHL point – vs. CBJ (2/8)... Served as the Predators’ interim captain from Jan. 12-25... Missed 22 games due to injury

2003-04: Established then-franchise records with career-high totals in points (67) and multi-point games (15)... Posted career-highs in assists (42), points and average ice time (20:03)... Matched career-highs in goals (25), power-play goals (9) and shorthanded goals (3)... Led the Predators in goals, assists, points and shooting percentage (15.9%)... Ranked second on the team and tied for fifth in the NHL with five shorthanded points (3g, 2a)... With two assists at NYR (3/25), he passed Cliff Ronning as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer (with his 227th point as a Predator)... Notched his 100th NHL goal vs. ANA (3/25)... Posted a career-high seven-game point-scoring streak from March 1-13 (2g, 7a)... Matched a career-best with a four-point game (1g, 3a) on vs. SJ (2/18)... Became the franchise’s all-time leader in goals with his 82nd tally as a Predator vs. SJ (1/31)... Named the NHL Offensive Player of the Week for Dec. 22-28 (4gp, 4g, 3a, +6)... His goal at PHX (12/27) was the first scored at the Glendale Arena... Notched his second career hat trick vs. PHX (12/22)... Played in his 500th NHL game vs. ANA (10/9)... Named Nashville’s 2004 Chevy Man of the Year (community service)... Made his NHL playoff debut at DET (4/7) and appeared in all six of the Predators’ first-round games

2004-05: Captured a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2005 World Championships... Played with Cambridge and Dundas (OHA Sr.)

2005-06: Missed 49 games due to injury: 33 games with a sports hernia and 16 with a sprained wrist... Nashville was 22-8-3 with him in the lineup... Skated in his 600th NHL game vs. CBJ (4/3)

2006-07: Ranked sixth on the team in goals (21) and points (51)... Was tied for third on the team in game-winning goals (6)... Matched his career-high with three assists vs. SJ (3/24)... Earned his 200th career assist on Staal’s goal vs. NYI (1/6)... Scored his fifth goal of the season and assisted on Staal’s goal vs. ATL (10/25)... The goal marked the 300th point of his NHL career... Scored two goals for his first multi-goal game with the Hurricanes at PIT (10/14)... Scored his first goal with Carolina and earned an assist for his first multi-point game with the Hurricanes at FLA (10/11)... Earned his first point with the Hurricanes with an assist on Wallin’s goal at WSH (10/7)...  Made his Hurricanes debut vs. BUF (10/4)... Missed one game due to illness (4/1).

2007-08: Completed his 13th NHL season and second with the Hurricanes… Led the Hurricanes in penalty minutes (115) despite playing in just 58 of the team’s 82 games... Led Carolina in shorthanded goals (2) and was tied for the team lead in shorthanded points (2)... Was tied for second on the team in game-winning goals (4) and tied for fifth in overall goals (14)... Notched the Hurricanes’ lone goal at WSH (4/1)... Scored for the second consecutive game and assisted on the power-play goal by Eaves vs. OTT (3/16)... Netted a shorthanded goal and was assessed 23 minutes in penalties at BUF (3/14)... Scored the overtime, game-winning goal on the power play vs. BUF (3/8)... Netted his ninth goal of the season and was assessed a game misconduct vs. MIN (3/6)... Scored his eighth goal of the season and assisted on Bayda’s goal at ATL (3/5)... Had the primary assist on Samsonov’s overtime game-winning goal vs. NJ (2/26)... Scored the game-winning goal, earned a pair of assists and was (+3) vs. ATL (2/21)... Sparred with Matt Bradley at WSH (2/8)... Netted his sixth goal of the season and assisted on Gleason’s goal vs. TOR (1/31)... Activated from injured reserve (1/17)... Placed on injured reserve 1/3 with a knee injury... Assisted on Ladd’s goal and registered four hits vs. ATL (1/2)... Netted Carolina’s first shorthanded goal of the season at NYR (12/26)... Played in his 100th game with the Hurricanes and assisted on Whitney’s empty-net goal at TB (12/22)... Deflected the overtime, game-winning goal past Toskala vs. TOR (12/18)... Netted his third goal of the season and was (+2) at PHI (12/15)... Served a one-game suspension vs. CGY (12/14)... Was assessed a match penalty for head-butting after a fight with Ottawa’s Mike Fisher during the second period vs. OTT (12/12)... Assisted on Staal’s goal and sparred with the Canadiens’ Mike Komisarek at MTL (12/8)... Played his 700th NHL game at TB (12/6)... Netted the eventual game winner in a 4-0 win at NYR (12/3)... Played his first game since Oct. 19 when he skated vs. PHI (11/28)... Left the game at PIT (10/19) with a torso injury... Netted his first goal of the season and earned an assist at TOR (10/9).




1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69


J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81