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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 - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61