Nathan Walker participates in first practice with Oilers, new head coach calls him a 'hungry player'
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“Being in the Czech Republic was definitely a cultural shock. The first year I billeted with a family there was a lot of Google translation and hand-signals because they didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak Czech,” said Walker, who couldn’t even ask what was for dinner.The five-foot-nine, 186-pound forward who played centre in Hershey last year before switching over to left-wing in his seven games with the Capitals this year, went through two NHL drafts without hearing his name until the Caps got him as a 20-year-old in the third round in 2014.Nathan Walker: “It’s awesome. The hockey community isn’t big back home to say the least, but it’s definitely a very proud community. They’re always sending me messages and wishing me well on my travels and everything. It’s a really, really proud community back home.”