Walker signed a four-year, $2.65 million AAV extension with the Kings on Friday, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Walker took on a much bigger role with the Kings during his second NHL season, increasing his average ice time from 15:26 to 18:50, including 0:49 per game on the power play. The 25-year-old should be a top-four blueliner with the Kings for at least the next four seasons.
Walker has 24 points at the hiatus, dwarfing the 10 he contributed in his rookie season.
Given that he's played for a poor team, his offense has actually been pretty solid for a defenseman. Walker's value tends to come in dynasty leagues at the moment, but he could be a real later-round option in redraft leagues next season.
Walker provided a power-play assist, two shots on net and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Walker set up Gabriel Vilardi's game-tying goal at 9:12 of the third period. The 25-year-old Walker has assists in consecutive outings. He's up to 24 points, 127 shots, 84 blocks and 81 hits through 70 games this year. Walker has some fantasy value in formats that reward physical play, although his offense is fine from a second-year blueliner.
Walker collected an assist, three blocked shots and two shots on net in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Walker assisted on Austin Wagner's first period goal to open the scoring. The helper snapped Walker's four-game point drought. Through 69 contests, the 25-year-old blueliner has 23 points, 125 shots, 82 blocks and 81 hits this season.
Walker provided a power-play assist and two hits in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Penguins.
Walker's shot attempt was tipped in by Blake Lizotte for the opening tally in the first period. The helper snapped a five-game point drought for Walker. He's at 22 points (four on the power play), 117 shots on goal, 77 hits and 72 blocked shots through 64 outings.
Walker scored an empty-net goal and fired four shots on net in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
Walker's late tally secured the victory for the Kings. He has five points in his last 16 games. The 25-year-old blueliner is up to 21 points, 108 shots and a minus-6 rating through 58 contests overall.
Walker posted an assist in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Coyotes.
Walker found Anze Kopitar, who set up Alex Iafallo for the game-winner just 24 seconds into overtime. The assist allowed Walker to end the month on a high note, as he reached the 20-point threshold. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he had just four helpers in 10 games in January. The 25-year-old has added 99 shots on goal, 66 blocked shots and 62 hits through 52 contests.
Walker provided a pair of assists and five shots on goal in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Walker was originally credited with a goal in the third period, but it was judged that Trevor Lewis got a piece of the defenseman's shot. Either way, it's a two-point effort from Walker, who now has 18 points, 78 shots, 61 blocked shots and 53 hits through 44 appearances this season.
Walker had a power-play assist, three hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Walker now has assists in consecutive games after a six-game point drought. The 25-year-old is at 16 points, 70 shots on goal, 49 hits and 57 blocks in 42 contests. He can provide a little bit in a lot of categories, making the defenseman a solid choice in deeper fantasy formats.
Walker posted an assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Canucks.
Walker has only four assists in 14 games in December after posting 11 points through the first 27 contests this season. The defenseman has provided solid non-scoring numbers with 69 shots, 55 blocked shots and 46 hits in 41 appearances overall. Fantasy owners in deeper formats could find a use for the 25-year-old.
Walker had two assists and two shots in a 5-4 shootout loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Walker drew the primary assist on goals by Tyler Toffoli and Michael Amadio for just his second multi-point game and first two-assist effort of the season. The 25-year-old has enjoyed a solid sophomore campaign, contributing four goals and 14 points in 34 games.
Walker had an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.
Walker's strong campaign continues, as the 25-year-old defenseman has 12 points, 50 shots on goal and 44 blocked shots in 28 games. At this pace, he could reach 35 points by the end of the season -- that's plenty for fantasy owners to pay attention, especially with decent non-scoring production.
Walker recorded a power-play assist, two shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Walker continues to be a pleasant surprise on the Kings' blue line -- the 25-year-old has topped last year's offensive production with 11 points in just 25 games. Walker has added 44 shots, 39 blocks and a plus-8 rating in 2019-20. At this pace, he could produce a 30-point campaign. He's done enough to warrant a spot on fantasy rosters in deeper formats.
Walker recorded an assist and two blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Red Wings.
Walker's helper came on an Anze Kopitar goal in the first period. The right-handed blueliner has been a pleasant surprise with nine points through 19 games this season. He's just a point shy of matching his output from 39 contests last year. The 25-year-old has added 32 shots on goal, 28 blocks and 22 hits.
Walker scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Wild.
Walker set up Anze Kopitar for the opening goal just 1:10 into the game. The two reversed roles as Walker would seal the win with an empty-netter in the third period. The defenseman has been a pleasant surprise with eight points and a plus-6 rating in 18 games for the lowly Kings. Walker has added 26 blocked shots, 32 shots on goal and 21 hits.
Walker scored a goal during 17:48 of ice time in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Kings.
Walker has already matched last year's goal total with three scores through 12 games, adding three assists as well. It took him 39 contests to reach that mark last year. It's a small sample, but Walker's entire game has improved this season, too, as Walker has a 59.0 Corsi For percentage thus far compared to a 49.6 mark last year.
Walker notched an assist and four shots on goal in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Walker now has a point in four straight games (two goals and assists each) to go with 13 shots in that span. The Bowling Green product is a name on the rise in his second NHL season. He could help fantasy owners in deeper formats while he's on an early season hot streak.
Walker picked up two assists in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Predators.
This smooth-skating former NCAA puckmover now has points in three straight games. Walker's ice time is climbing and while he's not getting power-play time, he does have fantasy value. Walker has two goals and two assists in those three games.
Walker scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 8-2 loss to the Canucks.
Walker might have been the brightest spot in a very dark game for the Kings, as he was their only player to keep a positive rating. The defender now has a pair of goals in three games to start the year.
Walker scored a goal and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
The defenseman's first goal of the year came in the first period, extending the Kings' lead to 2-0 at the time. Walker added two hits and two blocked shots in the contest. He had only 10 points in 39 games last season, so there's not a huge expectation for offense from the 24-year-old.
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|03/11||vs OTT||W 3-2||0||1||1||-1||19:16|
|03/09||vs COL||W 3-1||0||1||1||0||17:17|
|03/07||vs MIN||W 7-3||0||0||0||-1||18:04|
|03/05||vs TOR||W 1-0 (SO)||0||0||0||0||20:08|
|03/01||@ LV||W 4-1||0||0||0||0||19:20|
|02/29||vs NJ||W 2-1 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||17:38|
|02/26||vs PIT||W 2-1||0||1||1||0||18:26|
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