ATD #12 Bio Thread
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10-31-2009, 03:55 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
C/LW Ryan Walter
-6'0", 200 lbs
-646 career points, 946 career PIM
-7 20 goal seasons
-in 1979, he became the first (of 6) 21 year olds to captain an NHL team
-named Capital's MVP in 81-82
-1983 All Star Game
-Stanley Cup in 1986
-19 points in 17 playoff games in 1987
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Ryan Walter was a born leader.
Walter described his style of hockey:
"I was a bit adaptable I think over 15 seasons.
In the beginning, I think it was I was pretty aggressive and a Rick Tocchet type of player that scored goals and had to sort of play a very rounded game
. I played center and wing in those early years.
"Coming into Montreal, early in my time there, I was playing with Guy Lafleur and XXX and so it was
more of an offensive bent obviously
. And then, about half way through my time there,
I ended up being a bit more of a defensive specialist and that continued through Vancouver
Walter was a
deceptively strong person
, with leg power and balance being the trademark of his skating.
He was a tenacious checker who was able to drive through his checks. He also possessed a great understanding of the game, and was able to read the play and anticipate his check's moves ahead of time
. His vision enabled him to position himself perfectly to break up plays. Never possessing the quick release needed to become a top shooter, Walter was an opportunistic scorer who scored 264 goals in 1003 NHL games.
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