Blues Sign Walker To Multi-Year Extension

The St. Louis Blues took care of a little business today as they signed Nathan Walker to a two-year extension carrying an AAV of $775,000, as first reported by Chris Johnston.

Walker has been a valued depth piece for the Blues for five seasons now and is currently playing on their fourth line. His play in the AHL recently forced a callup as he has 13 goals and 29 points in 30 games in Springfield. What some may best know him for in St. Louis is his time on the Blues in 2021-22 where he scored eight goals and 12 points in 30 games.

Walker, 29, was originally a third round draft pick by the Washington Capitals. He is one of those forwards that proves that he is arguably too skilled for the AHL, but isn't always able to stick around in the NHL either. Walker is a great piece to have for the Blues as he is able to bolster the AHL team for much of the season and be a good fill-in on the fourth line when St. Louis needs him.

He has 14 goals and 28 points in 113 career NHL games and had a career high 56 games played last season. He should remain in his same role through this contract.

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