HERSHEY, Pa .– The Hershey Bears announced
today that the club has signed forward Nathan Walker to an American
Hockey League contract for the 2013-14 season. The announcement was
made by Bears President/GM Doug Yingst.
Walker, 19, will begin his first AHL training camp after playing six
years in the Czech Republic and last season in the USHL. He posted 27
points (seven goals, 20 assists) in 29 games with the USHL’s Youngstown
Phantoms in 2012-13.
The 5-10, 185-pound native of Sydney, Australia has also recorded 10
points (four goals, six assists) in 54 games while playing with
Vitkovice HC in the Czech Republic’s top professional league from
2011-2013. He represented Australia at the IIHF World Championship
Division II tournament in 2011 and the Division IB tournament in 2012.
Walkeralso earned a spot at the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Muskegon,
Michigan on January 23, 2013, and comes to Chocolatetown after a
successful training camp with the Washington Capitals.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)