Nathan Walker became the first Australian-born player to play in the NHL earlier this season and he’ll soon become the first Australian-born player to play for a Canadian NHL team as well. The young forward was placed on waivers by the Washington Capitals yesterday and the Edmonton Oilers announced this morning that they have claimed him.

Walker, 23, had one goal in seven games for the Caps thus far this season, but played with an impressive edge in his bottom-six role.