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Matt Walker

Matt Walker  #8

NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: April 7, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Beaverlodge, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: STL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (83rd overall)
2011 Preseason: Appeared in five games and recorded seven penalty minutes.
2010-11: Loaned to Adirondack (AHL) on 1/28…Played four consecutive games from 1/13-1/18…Played in first game as a Flyer at Boston on 1/13…Underwent left hip surgery on 12/16… Loaned to Adirondack on 12/10 for conditioning assignment…Underwent right hip surgery on 10/20.

Traded to Kootenay (WHL) by Portland (WHL) for Jesse Ferguson, January 10, 2000. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to groin injury in training camp, September 23, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 7, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2009. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (Marcel Noebels) in 2011 Entry Draft for Simon Gagne, July 19, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to pre-season hip injury. Missed 2012-13 due to recurring back and hip injuries.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players