The St. Louis Blues have forward Nathan Walker under contract for the next two seasons after signing him to a two-year, two-way extension.
The new deal will pay Walker $750,000 when he's with the Blues in both the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons, and $300,000 while he's in the AHL next season and $310,000 the following season, the team announced Monday.
Walker, 27, was a third-round draft pick by the Washington Capitals in 2014. He played in 12 games over two seasons with Washington and Edmonton before the Blues signed him as a free agent in July 2019.
The 5-foot-9, 186-pound Australian had a goal and two penalty minutes in eight games with the Blues last season, plus two goals and six penalty minutes in four games with the AHL’s Utica Comets. He has tallied five points (three goals, two assists) in 25 career NHL regular-season games.
Also on Monday, the Blues tendered qualifying offers to six of the team’s restricted free agents, all forwards: Ivan Barbashev, Pavel Buchnevich, Dakota Joshua, Jordan Kyrou, Zach Sanford and Robert Thomas.