WHEELING,WV – The Wheeling Nailers, the proud AA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have bolstered their lineup via a trade with the ECHL’s Ontario Regin. The Nailers have acquired the rights to talented right wing Geoff Walker in exchange for future considerations.
Walker has played the last two seasons in the ECHL with Onatrio, California and also spent about half of last season in the AHL with the Los Angeles Kings affiliate in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island native scored 5 goals and 9 assists in 37 games with the Manchester Monarchs last year and also had 7 goals and 16 assists in 26 games with the Ontario Reign. He also participated in the Kings rookie tryout camp in September, 2009.
In his rookie season of 2008-09 he was the leading scorer on the Reign with 21 goals and 48 points in 68 games. That season also saw Walker play in the ECHL All Star Game in Reading, Penn. where he scored a 3rd period goal for the National Conference. In the postseason, Walker scored three more goals in seven playoff games.