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Phoenix native, Arizona youth hockey alum Walker wraps ASU career, signs with ECHL’s Grizzlies


The ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies have signed forward Johnny Walker for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

Walker played at Arizona State University for five seasons from 2017-22, compiling 123 points (70 goals, 53 assists) in 139 career games with the Sun Devils. His best goal scoring season was in the 2018-19 season where he had 23 goals in 32 games.

The Phoenix native averaged more than a point per game twice at ASU. He scored 34 points in 32 games in 2018-19 (23 goals, 11 assists) and in 2019-20 he scored 38 points in 36 games (20 goals, 18 assists).

Walker holds the school’s all-time record for goals (70) and points (123) and is tied for second with 53 assists.

In 22 games this season as a co-captain, Walker had 13 points (six goals, seven assists).

During his youth hockey days back home, Walker played for the DYHA Firebirds, Arizona Hockey Union/Polar Bears and Jr. Coyotes.

Photo/Sun Devil Athletics

(March 16, 2022)

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