Fully healthy now, Sean Walker is thriving in Philadelphia with Flyers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – It was just a few days before the start of the Philadelphia Flyers’ season. After facing weeks worth of questions about almost every single player at training camp, head coach John Tortorella sat up at the podium in Voorhees, and faced an unfamiliar query.

What were his thoughts on Sean Walker, unheralded offseason acquisition on defense who — based on practice combinations — appeared to be a lineup lock for Game 1?

“Steady,” Tortorella tersely responded. “You guys don’t talk about him, but you should.”

Flyers Acquire Sean Walker and Helge Grans in three-team trade with Columbus and Los Angeles

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Daniel Briere today announced the club has acquired goaltender Cal Petersen, defensemen Sean Walker and Helge Grans and a second-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft from the Los Angeles Kings. The Flyers also acquired a first-round pick (22nd overall) in the 2023 NHL Draft and a conditional second-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Ivan Provorov. Los Angeles will retain 30 percent of Provorov’s salary and receive defenseman Kevin Connauton and forward Hayden Hodgson from the Flyers. Columbus must inform Philadelphia which year they elect to trade (2024 or 2025) immediately following the first round of the 2024 NHL Draft for the conditional second-round pick.


LA Kings Sign Sean Walker to Contract Extension

LOS ANGELES, CA – The LA Kings have signed defenseman Sean Walker to a four-year contract extension, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake. The contract carries an average annual value (AAV) of $2.65 million.

The 5-11, 195-pound defenseman registered 24 points (5-19=24) in 70 games last season, his first complete NHL campaign. He ranked second among team defensemen in points, average time on ice (18:50) and shots (127).

Who Is Sean Walker? A Great Find For the Kings, That’s Who

LOS ANGELES, CA – While scouts were being mesmerized by Nathan MacKinnon and Aleksander Barkov back in 2013, an unknown defenseman named Sean Walker was finding his way in the Ontario Jr. A League with the Newmarket Hurricanes. Walker would go undrafted that summer, but the late-bloomer is now playing solid minutes for the Los Angeles Kings. And it didn’t hurt that he spent his college days at Bowling Green.

Two of Bowling Green’s most famous alumni just happen to work for the Kings now: GM Rob Blake and director of player personnel Nelson Emerson. That made for some easy conversations once Walker got into the organization as a free agent, but he earned his way up the ladder. Walker was signed to a two-year AHL contract in 2017, then played so well for the Ontario Reign that the Kings tore up the deal after one season and signed him to a new NHL pact. Now, on a Kings team in transition, he’s playing 18:42 per night and contributing some secondary offense.

Sean Walker to play in First NHL Game for LA Kings after being recalled from Reign

LOS ANGELES, CA – LA Kings have recalled defenseman Sean Walker from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

The 23-year-old Walker (born Nov. 13, 1994) is a 5-11, 196-pound native of Keswick, Ontario who has appeared in seven games this season for Ontario, posting six points (3-3=6), two penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating.

At the time of his recall, Walker is tied for third among AHL defensemen in goals and tied for ninth in points (leads Ontario blueliners in both categories).


Sean Walker: LA King Prospect On the Rise

ONTARIO, CA – Sean Walker signed his first professional contract, an AHL deal, with the Reign prior to the 2017-18 season. Walker’s professional career began after a four-season tenure at Bowling Green State University, where he served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. Walker amassed 80 points (22-58-80) over the course of his four years with the Falcons, including a career-best 24 points (10-14-24) as a senior during the 2016-17 season. No Bowling Green blueliner tallied more goals in a single season than Walker’s 10 since 1995-96, when Kelly Pritchard scored 14.