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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)


Regular Season: Recorded career highs with 13 assists and 14 points in 65 games after entering the season with 10 assists and 11 points in 175 career NHL games ... Ranked fourth on the club with 79 penalty minutes and finished with a +7 plus/minus rating ... Tallied 10 (G, 9A) of his 14 points on the road ... Notched a career high three points with three assists against Calgary on Feb. 5 ... Recorded two career-high three-game point streaks ... Racked up points in three straight tilts from Feb. 3 to 7, accruing five helpers during that span ... Netted points in three consecutive outings from March 1 to 7, posting an assist in each matchup ... Potted his only goal on Feb. 21 at Dallas ... Missed five games due to injury from March 22 to 31 ... Recorded a season-high eight penalty minutes on Jan. 6 at Phoenix ... Logged a season-high 22:26 time on ice on Dec. 12 at Colorado.

Stanley Cup Playoff Experience: This marks his second career postseason appearance with his second club ... Held scoreless in four games with the St. Louis Blues in 2004 during his playoff debut.