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Ryan Walter
Vancouver - Assistant Coach
Ryan Walter was introduced as a Canucks' assistant coach on June 17, 2008
Years Coached: 3 years
Last Season Coached: 2010-2011
Walter, 50, enjoyed a 15-year playing career in the NHL, where he played in 1,003 regular season games with three clubs including the Canucks. Walter recorded 646 points (264 goals and 382 assists) and 946 penalty minutes. His greatest on-ice accomplishment came in 1986, when he won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.
The 2nd overall selection by the Washington Capitals in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft, Walter went on to play his first four seasons with the Capitals where he was named the team Captain. After wearing the Canadiens sweater for nine seasons, Walter finished his career in his hometown by playing for the Canucks during the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons. During the past 15 years, Walter has earned his Masters of Arts Degree in Leadership/Business and has worked with professional athletes and executives to maximize their potential both physically and mentally. He has been a successful public speaker, author and business leader. The native of New Westminster currently lives in Langley with his wife Jennifer. The couple has three sons; Ben, Ryan and Joe, as well as two daughters; Christiana and Emma.