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Sean Walker Named LA Kings Player of the Month for October

Second-year defenseman beats out Doughty, Kopitar and Brown in the McDonald's POTM fan vote

by LA Kings @LAKings /

In the opening month of the season, Sean Walker showed that he's more than ready to be a full-time NHL defenseman.

And LA Kings fans took notice by voting him as the McDonald's Player of the Month for October.

Walker scored three goals and added three assists (3-3=6) while posting a team-high plus-5 rating in 13 games.

Video: LAK@VAN: Walker roofs shot over Markstrom's glove

Walker's goal on the road against the Calgary Flames helped Blake Lizotte record his first NHL assist in the Kings 4-3 OT win on Oct. 8.

Video: LAK@CGY: Walker squeezes puck past Rittch

Walker was also named the No. 1 Star in the Kings 7-4 win against the Nashville Predators on Opening Night at STAPLES Center on Oct. 12.

Video: NSH@LAK: Amadio pots goal at the doorstep

Walker narrowly beat out Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown in the fan vote.

The nominees for the McDonald's Player of the Month for November will be announced later this month.

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