Geoff Walker (ice hockey)
December 9, 1987 |
Charlottetown, PEI, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)|
Walker spent the 2003–04 season with the Summerside Western Capitals of the Junior A Maritime Junior Hockey League. While with the Capitals, Walker competed in the 2004 World U-17 Hockey Challenge for Team Atlantic.
After completing the 2007-08 season, his final in Major Junior Hockey, Walker signed an Amateur Try-Out Agreement with the Texas Brahmas of the Central Hockey League for the remainder of the 2007-08 season.
On September 30, 2008, Walker signed with the Phoenix RoadRunners of the ECHL, but was soon after waived by the team and claimed off of waivers by the Ontario Reign of the ECHL on October 14, 2008.
After two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, Walker was signed to his first NHL contract on a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche on July 1, 2012. Before playing a game for the Avalanche, Walker was assigned to the teams's American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. During the 2012–13 season, Walker dealt with injury, appearing in only 51 games for the Monsters, in which he accrued 5 Goals, 15 Assists, and 55 Penalty Minutes.
On July 5, 2013, Walker signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a one-year, two-way contract. On September 21, 2013, the Lightning assigned walker to its American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. On March 31, 2014, the Lightning reassigned Walker to the Florida Everblades, its ECHL affiliate.
On August 9, 2014, Walker agreed to a try-out contract with the Iserlohn Roosters of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga. On August 25, 2014, the Roosters announced that they had released Walker from his try-out contract.
On September 23, 2014, Walker re-signed with Ontario Reign of the ECHL for the 2014-15 season. On January 22, 2015, Walker was traded by the Reign to the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL in exchange for David Rutherford. After completing the season with the Mavericks, Walker signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with DEL2 club, Löwen Frankfurt on June 15, 2015. Howevern, on August 1, 2015, Walker opted to terminate his contract with Frankfurt citing family reasons. On August 21, 2015, Walker continued his professional career in America signing a one-year AHL contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
In February 2017, Walker moved to the UK to sign for the Sheffield Steelers from HC Fassa. After helping the Steelers win the Elite League play-off final, Walker departed the club at the end of the 2016-17 season.
|2003–04||Summerside Western Capitals||MJAHL||44||19||26||45||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Prince Edward Island Rocket||QMJHL||34||15||11||26||49||6||2||1||3||6|
|2006–07||Prince Edward Island Rocket||QMJHL||65||30||50||80||105||7||4||5||9||6|
|2007–08||Prince Edward Island Rocket||QMJHL||69||38||52||90||52||4||4||3||7||4|
|2012–13||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||51||5||15||20||55||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Right Wing Joel Vermin Joins Crunch, Geoff Walker Assigned to Florida". OurSportsCentral.com. March 31, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
- "Geoff Walker unterzeichnet Tryout-Vertrag" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. August 9, 2014. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
- "Try-Out mit Geoff Walker beendet" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. August 25, 2014. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
- "Mavericks Acquire Right Wing Geoff Walker from Reign". OurSportsCentral.com. January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
- "Great and powerful forward to Frankfurt" (in German). Löwen Frankfurt. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
- "Geoff Walker is not coming, new plans underway" (in German). Löwen Frankfurt. 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
- "Logan Pyett and Geoff Walker signed to AHL contracts". Lehigh Valley Phantoms. 2015-08-21. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
- "Geoff Walker klar för Tingsryds AIF" (in Swedish). Tingsryds AIF. April 19, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016.