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Could We Soon See The First Australian In the NHL?

from Joe Barton of ninemsn,

Teenage ice hockey star Nathan Walker appears destined to conquer a final frontier for Australians in American sport - the National Hockey League.

Following in the footsteps of Aussie trailblazers Luc Longley (NBA), Joe Quinn (Major League Baseball) and Colin Scotts (National Football League), Walker is in line to become the first Australian to be drafted into the NHL.

The 17-year-old from Sydney is considered the best talent to come out of Australia.

He has drawn attention from American scouts in the past 18 months while making a name for himself in senior ranks of the Czech Republic league, playing for HC Vitkovice Steel in Ostrava.

Recently rated the sixth best Czech-based prospect, he’s now a genuine chance to be picked up by an NHL club in the June draft.

continued and TSN did an interview with him at the Spengler Cup which you can watch below…

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SYF's avatar

Teenage ice hockey star Nathan Walker appears destined to conquer a final frontier for Australians in American sport - the National Hockey League.

I’m sure he meant “Canadian sport.” 

And I definitely hope we will see an Aussie in an NHL uniform real soon.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/30/11 at 12:11 AM ET

Nathan's avatar

I think he probably meant “North American.”

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 12/30/11 at 11:35 AM ET

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