The Adirondack Thunder have announced that they have signed Zach Walker for the 2023-24 season. The Idaho native comes to the Thunder after spending the past two seasons with the Idaho Steelhead as he’s put 16 goals and 25 assists in 119 games along with 130 PIMS, of which 90 came last season; he added an assist in four Kelly Cup Playoff games last season. Walker is a 6’1, 205lb winger who brings grit to the Thunder and isn’t afraid to drop the gloves and gives Adirondack another guy besides Turcotte, who plays the old-school style of hockey. Prior to joining the Steelheads, Walker spent four seasons at Boston College, where the Eagles took home Hockey East Championships in 2018 and 2020. Once he finished his collegiate career, he spent one season in the SPHL with the Pensacola Ice Flyers, where he had four goals and six assists for 10 points in 36 games and added a goal and three assists in four playoff games to help the Ice Flyers capture an SPHL Championship. Head Coach Pete MacArthur had the following to say about the newest Thunder, “Zach Walker is an old school player,” He always plays with jam and high energy, has skills to produce, and isn’t afraid to stand up for his teammates. We are excited to add his speed and size to our lineup, and we know our fans and teammates will enjoy his presence as well.”
Walker was one of five recipients, two of whom were players of the ECHL Bellevue University Scholarship last season.