Adam Walker (ice hockey)
14 July 1986 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
Adam Walker (born 14 July 1986 in Kirkcaldy, Fife) is a Scottish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Telford Tigers. He was previously with the Braehead Clan in the British Elite Ice Hockey League.
In 2001, Walker began his career icing for the Fife Flyers, his local team, playing at BNL level. Initially, Walker played few games, only managing 11 games in his first two seasons. During the 2003/04 season however, Walker became much more of a regular player, icing on 31 occasions, and gaining his first professional points.
The following season, Walker remained in the BNL but moved to play for the Guildford Flames, as well as making several appearances for their U-19 team, the Guildford Phoenix. Again Walker was a regular player, turning out another 31 times. Walker was again on the move the following summer, and after the collapse of the BNL signed for the Swindon Wildcats in the EPL. This proved to be Walker's breakout season, in which he managed a total of 63 points in 41 games.
This return of points led to him signing for the Cardiff Devils, a team playing in the top tier of British Ice Hockey, the EIHL. Opportunities proved to be limited though, and so in the summer of 2006, Walker moved north to link up with fellow Scot Tony Hand, now the player/coach of the Manchester Phoenix.
In his first season as a Phoenix player, Walker gave a return of 23 points in 58 games, a statistic which included a hat-trick against the Basingstoke Bison. Walker made the decision to stay with the Phoenix the following season, and featured in every game throughout 2007/08, managing to score 10 points along the way. Walker's consistency and work rate again convinced head coach Hand to re-sign him for the 2008/09 campaign where he picked up 29 points in 69 games. Walker stayed with the Phoenix for a fourth season, despite the club's decision to move to the EPL. During the 2009/2010 season, Walker produced a career high of 102 points in 54 games.
- Campbell, Keith (20 Sep 2011). "Clan set to get going at last". The Sun. Retrieved 14 January 2012.