Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today the hiring of Scott Walker as Player Development Consultant. A Canucks alumnus, Walker played 197 games, collected 44 points (10-34-44) and 466 penalty minutes in a Vancouver uniform over the span of four seasons.
In his new role, Walker will work directly with Canucks prospects. Walker played 829 career games over the span of 15 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals. He amassed 397 points (151-246-397) and 1,162 penalty during the regular season. The Cambridge, Ontario native also added eight points (1-7-8) and 31 penalty minutes in 30 NHL playoff games. Following his playing career, Walker served as Head Coach of the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League from 2010-2015. Walker led the Storm to a regular season record of 179-105-22 over the span of five seasons and an OHL championship in 2013-14.On the international stage, Walker has captured two gold medals in a coaching capacity. He acted as an Assistant Coach for Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championships as well as at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Tournament.