Blues Sign Former Rivermen Defenseman Walker

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League announced that they have signed defenseman Matt Walker, who began his professional career in the ECHL with Peoria in 2000-01.

The Kelly Cup champion Alaska Aces are the ECHL affiliate of the Blues of the NHL and the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League.

In his rookie season in 2000-01, Walker had one goal and 70 penalty minutes in eight regular season games for Peoria of the ECHL while also playing in the AHL for Worcester where he had 12 points (4g-8a) and 131 penalty minutes in 61 regular season games and six penalty minutes in 11 postseason games.

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