Capitals Acquire Scott Walker from Carolina

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, March 03, 2010 | , , , , | 0 comments »

Multiple sources confirm that the Washington Capitals traded a seventh round draft pick to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for RW Scott Walker.

Walker is a 36-year old 14-season veteran with three goals and two assists in 33 games this season with Carolina.

Walker is known as a gritty two-way winger with tremendous heart and leadership qualities.  He's been used as a penalty killer in Carolina, and has not been afraid to drop the gloves if necessary.

Where he fits on the Caps is a big question, other than adding a veteran presence.  If there are no other deals today that move a right winger, he will probably be added to the rotation on the fourth line with Boyd Gordon.

This might be a precursor to a bigger move, as Washington has been rumored to be linked with Florida on a possible Tomas Voukoun deal, Nashville for D Dan Hamhuis or perhaps with Edmonton for D Steve Staois.

Caps News Network will have more as news comes out as the 3:00 Eastern Trade Deadline rapidly approaches.