Flames Sign Walker
“I couldn’t be more excited to finally be with the Flames,” said Walker. “It almost happened before the season began but it fell apart due to personal family reasons.”
“It is exciting that we have a 2nd chance now to make the deal happen. The Flames have been a big help in the entire process of getting me over there, and I have had some good talks with Paul as well about where the team is headed.”
“The team is off to a good start so I can’t wait to get there and add to what they are already doing. See you soon Flames fans!”
After an impressive Junior career with Prince Edward Island Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he had 94 goals and 215 points in 228 starts, Walker moved on to his full time Pro debut with ECHL Ontario Reign in 2008-2009. During that stint, he was an offensive force with 21 goals and 27 assists over 68 games. He split the following season with Reign and his first AHL side, Manchester Monarchs, with whom he had 5 goals and 14 points in 37 tries. He proceeded to spend the following 3 seasons at the AHL level, dressing 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. His best season came in the 2nd year of his stay when he had 18 goals, 26 assists and 114 penalty minutes in 68 games. He spent 2 more seasons in the league before moving back to the ECHL full time in 2014-2015 where he skated with Reign, Missouri Mavericks and Reading Royals ahead of his Italian move last term.
In 293 League and Playoff AHL starts, Walker had 47 goals, 78 assists and nearly 400 penalty minutes. He closed his East Coast account on 178 games, 58 goals and 143 points.
“Geoff is a big signing for us both literally, and figuratively,” said Paul Dixon. “He obviously adds a size component to the team, but is a skilled player who will play a top offensive role and help us fill out our top lines.”
Walker is expected to arrive early next week and to be in the line-up on November 25th.