Geoff Walker (ice hockey)
December 9, 1987|
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)|
Lake Erie Monsters
Walker spent the 2003–04 season with the Summerside Western Capitals of the Junior A Maritime Junior Hockey League. While with the Capitals, Walker competed in the 2004 World U-17 Hockey Challenge for Team Atlantic.
After completing the 2007–08 season, his final in major junior, Walker signed an amateur try-out agreement with the Texas Brahmas of the Central Hockey League for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.
After two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins affiliate, the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Walker was signed to his first NHL contract on a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche on July 1, 2012. Before playing a game for the Avalanche, Walker was assigned to the teams's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. During the 2012–13 season, Walker dealt with injury, appearing in only 51 games for the Monsters, in which he accrued 5 goals, 15 assists, and 55 penalty minutes.
On July 5, 2013, Walker signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a one-year, two-way contract. On September 21, 2013, the Lightning assigned Walker to its AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. On March 31, 2014, the Lightning reassigned Walker to the Florida Everblades, its ECHL affiliate.
On August 9, 2014, Walker agreed to a try-out contract with the Iserlohn Roosters of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga. On August 25, 2014, the Roosters announced that they had released Walker from his try-out contract.
On September 23, 2014, Walker re-signed with ECHL's Ontario Reign for the 2014–15 season. On January 22, 2015, Walker was traded by the Reign to the Missouri Mavericks in exchange for David Rutherford. After completing the season with the Mavericks, Walker signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with DEL2 club, Löwen Frankfurt on June 15, 2015. However, on August 1, 2015, Walker opted to terminate his contract with Frankfurt citing family reasons. On August 21, 2015, Walker continued his professional career in America signing a one-year AHL contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
On April 19, 2016, Walker signed a contract with Tingsryds AIF of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan. In the lead up to the pre-season, Walker sought and was released from his agreement with Tingsryds opting to move initially to Italian club, HC Fassa of the newly formed Alps Hockey League to begin the 2016–17 season.
Walker played 33 games with Fassa in accruing 56 points before leaving the club to in February 2017 to join UK team Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League. After helping the Steelers win the Elite League playoff final, Walker departed the club at the end of the season.
Walker returned to North America agreeing to a one-year ECHL contract with the Indy Fuel on August 17, 2017. During the 2017–18 season, in November 2017, Walker moved back to the EIHL to sign for Guildford Flames to complete his ten-year professional career.
On June 22, 2018, returned to junior hockey by accepting the inaugural general manager/head coach role with the Hinton Wildcats of the Western States Hockey League (WSHL). After one season in Hinton, he was hired by the Canton Cubs of the North American 3 Hockey League for the same positions on April 23, 2019. On April 25, he instead took the head coach position of the Bellingham Blazers in the WSHL. By June 16, 2019, he joined the Red Lake Miners of the Superior International Junior Hockey League.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2003–04||Summerside Western Capitals||MJAHL||44||19||26||45||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Prince Edward Island Rocket||QMJHL||34||15||11||26||49||6||2||1||3||6|
|2006–07||Prince Edward Island Rocket||QMJHL||65||30||50||80||105||7||4||5||9||6|
|2007–08||Prince Edward Island Rocket||QMJHL||69||38||52||90||52||4||4||3||7||4|
|2012–13||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||51||5||15||20||55||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Steelers confirm Walker and Franzon exit". Elite Ice Hockey League. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
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- "Wildcats are pleased to announce hiring of GM/Coach". hintonwildcats.ca. 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
- "Canton names Geoff Walker as Head Coach and GM". NA3HL. April 23, 2019.
- "Geoff Walker dubbed Head Coach!". Bellingham Blazers. April 25, 2019.
- "MINERS HIRE NEW HEAD COACH/GM". Red Lake Miners. 16 June 2019.