Steve Walker

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Steve Walker
Born (1973-01-12) January 12, 1973 (age 44)
Collingwood, ONT, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
DEL team Eisbären Berlin
Playing career 1993–2011

Steve Walker (born January 12, 1973) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. He is currently serving as head coach of EC KAC in Austria.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Collingwood, Ontario, Walker played junior hockey for the Stayner Siskins, Owen Sound Platers and the Barrie Colts before turning pro in 1993, playing nine games for the ECHL's Wheeling Thunderbirds.[1] Walker then spent two seasons in the Colonial Hockey League with the Muskegon Fury, scoring 43 goals and 57 assists for 100 points in the 1995-96 season.[2] He split the 1996-97 season in the Colonial Hockey League with the Flint Generals, the American Hockey League for the Rochester Americans and the International Hockey League with the Detroit Vipers where he would spend another three seasons.

In 2000, Walker joined Eisbären Berlin,[3] a member of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany and remained with the team until 2011. He made 593 DEL appearances for the Eisbären team, tallying 213 goals and 379 assists. He captured five German championship titles with Berlin and had his jersey retired on December 26, 2014.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

From January 2013 to 2015,[5] he served as head coach of the Stayner Siskins, a member of the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League.[6]

On August 5, 2015, Walker was appointed as assistant coach of German club Adler Mannheim.[7] He ended his two-year tenure in 2017 and took over the head coaching job at EC KAC in the Austrian Hockey League.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ nurun.com. "Athlete of the week: Steve Walker". Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Minor League Sports News on OurSports Central". pddjqtm.oursportscentral.com. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  3. ^ "EHC - Eisbären Berlin (Offizielle Homepage)". archiv.eisbaeren.de. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  4. ^ "Bannerzeremonie Steve Walker". ‚‘Eisbären Berlin’’. 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Catching up with former Siskins coach Steve Walker - The Creemore Echo". The Creemore Echo. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Adler Mannheim Trainer". ‚‘Adler Mannheim’’. 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  7. ^ "Steve Walker komplettiert Trainerstab". ‚‘Adler Mannheim’’. 2015-08-05. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  8. ^ "Steve Walker neuer Head Coach | EC-KAC - Klagenfurt Eishockey". www.kac.at (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-25. 

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