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10th: Original Predator Scott Walker

Monday, 02.4.2008 / 6:08 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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10th: Original Predator Scott Walker

Scott Walker was selected by Nashville in the Expansion Draft on June 26, 1998 as a role player, and left following the 2005-06 season as the franchise’s leader in goals (96), points (247) and penalty minutes (465). In that span, he developed into a fan favorite with his grit, hard work and physical play that helped the Preds from their infancy stages into a perennial contender.

“If there is such a thing as a founding fathers or foundation pieces, Scott Walker was one of the biggest pieces of the Predators history,” general manager David Poile said upon trading Walker to Carolina in exchange for Josef Vasicek on July 18, 2006. “His career blossomed here, where he got to play on a regular basis. He was a heart-and-soul type of a guy that gave it his all. He scored goals, he fought, he did a lot of different things, and for that we’ll always be grateful and appreciative.

Walker, a native of Cambridge, Ont., twice reached the 25-goal plateau (2000-01, 2003-04), a team record at the time, and posted a career-best 67 points in 2003-04, helping Nashville to its first playoff berth.

Walker’s name also appears in the record books for scoring the team’s first shorthanded goal (Oct. 24, 1998 vs. Chicago), the first player selected NHL Offensive Player of the Week (Dec. 22-28, 2003) and first home hat trick (Dec. 26, 2000 vs. Colorado).

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33