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Matt Walker
Matt Walker
Defenseman
Number: 8
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 7, 1980
Birthplace: Beaverlodge, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks on July 7, 2008.
Drafted: STL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (83rd overall)
CAREER:

2007-08: Recorded one goal, one assist and 61 penalty minutes in 43 games with the St. Louis Blues … Registered his first-career NHL goal Feb. 17 … Collected both of his points in a five-game span from Jan. 23 (assist) to Feb. 17.

2006-07: Dished out a career-high five assists and posted 72 penalty minutes in 48 contests with St. Louis … Tallied one helper in two contests with the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen.

2005-06: Skated in his first full NHL season, posting two assists and a career-high 79 penalty minutes in 54 outings with the Blues.

2004-05: Recorded two goals, four assists, six points and 44 penalty minutes in 20 matchups with the AHL’s Worcester IceCats.

2003-04: Collected one assist and 25 penalty minutes in 14 tilts with St. Louis … Held off the scoresheet in four games during his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut … Dished out one assist in four games with the IceCats.

2002-03: Made his NHL debut in 16 games with St. Louis (one assist, 38 penalty minutes) … Posted eight assists, nine points and 58 penalty minutes in 40 outings with Worcester.

2001-02: Bagged professional career highs with 11 assists, 13 points and 164 penalty minutes in 49 outings with Worcester … Accrued eight penalty minutes in three playoff games.

2000-01: Potted a professional career high four goals and notched 12 points and 131 penalty minutes in 61 outings with Worcester … Racked up six penalty minutes in 11 playoff tilts … Appeared in eight ECHL games with the Peoria Rivermen (one goal, 70 penalty minutes).

1999-2000: Captured the WHL’s President’s Cup with the Kootenay Ice during his final junior season … Posted 23 points (four goals, 19 assists) and 53 penalty minutes in 31 regular-season games before netting 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) and 24 penalty minutes in 21 postseason outings … Started the season with the Portland Winter Hawks, accruing nine points (two goals, seven assists) and 97 penalty minutes in 38 matchups. Junior Career: Skated in 194 career WHL regular-season games with Portland (1997-2000) and Kootenay (1999-00), notching nine goals, 49 assists, 58 points and 425 penalty minutes.