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Born April 7, 1980 (1980-04-07) (age 29),
Beavelodge, AB
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
St. Louis Blues
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 83rd overall, 1998
St. Louis Blues
Career 2000 – present

Matt Walker (born April 7, 1980 in Beaverlodge, Alberta) is an ice hockey defenceman who plays in the National Hockey League for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is the younger brother of former WHL player Darby Walker and cousin of former AHL goaltender Mike Walker.

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Playing career

Walker was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 3rd round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, 83rd overall. He spent the first ten years of his professional career with both the Blues and their American Hockey League affiliate's, the Worcester IceCats and the Peoria Rivermen. After having played 153 games in the league he finally notched his first NHL goal on February 17, 2008 while the Blues were hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On July 1, 2009, he signed a 4 year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning worth $1.7 million per season.[1]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 64 2 13 15 124 16 0 0 0 21
1998–99 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 64 1 10 11 151 4 0 1 1 6
1999–00 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 38 2 7 9 97
1999–00 Kootenay Ice WHL 31 4 19 23 53 21 5 13 18 24
2000–01 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 8 1 0 1 70
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 61 4 8 12 131 11 0 0 0 6
2001–02 Worcester IceCats AHL 49 2 11 13 164 3 0 0 0 8
2002–03 Worcester IceCats AHL 40 1 8 9 58
2002–03 St. Louis Blues NHL 16 0 1 1 38
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 14 0 1 1 25 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Worcester IceCats AHL 4 0 1 1 7
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 20 2 4 6 44
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 54 0 2 2 79
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 0 5 5 72
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 2 0 1 1 0
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 43 1 1 2 61
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 65 1 13 14 79 17 0 2 2 14
NHL totals 240 2 23 25 354 21 0 2 2 14

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