Matt Walker

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
213
Born: 
04/07/1980
Age: 
30
Hometown: 
Beaverlodge, ALTA
Acquired: 
Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2009
Last Team: 
Chicago (NHL)
Projects As: 
No. 6/7 Defenseman
Depth Chart Weight: 
5

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
1998
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
St. Louis Blues
Round: 
3
Pick No.: 
83
Draft Team: 
Portland (WHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/01/2009
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
4 years
Cap Number: 
$1 700 000
Contract Start Year: 
2009
Contract End Year: 
2013
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$1 275 000
Salary: 
$1 625 000
Salary: 
$1 900 000
Salary: 
$2 000 000

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Has prototypical NHL size and likes to use it to his advantage. Usually moves the puck efficiently and limits mistakes.

Weaknesses: 

Is extremely limited in the offensive zone. Doesn't project to be a top-four blueliner at the NHL level because of skating issues.

Projection: 

No. 6 or 7 defenseman.

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