Walters Drafted in 4th Round by St. LouisJune 23, 2012 - Western Hockey League (WHL) Everett Silvertips
Walters, 18, became the 15th player drafted out of Everett in the past seven years and the third to be taken in the fourth round. A total of 22 Western Hockey League players have been chosen through four rounds of the 2012 draft. Silvertips list player Jujhar Khaira, a BCHL forward whose WHL rights were acquired by Everett during the Bantam Draft, was selected today in the third round (63rd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers.
Hailing from St. Albert, Alberta, Walters was slotted 67th among North American skaters in the final pre-draft rankings from NHL Central Scouting. In his second year as a Silvertip in 2011-12, the 6-2, 190-pound blueliner increased his offensive production to six goals and 18 points in 62 games. He also finished the year with 95 penalty minutes and brought a physical presence to the Everett lineup throughout the season.
In his rookie campaign in 2010-11, Walters had four assists and 52 penalty minutes in 48 games as a 16-year-old. He played for Team Pacific at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and represented Team Alberta at the 2009 Western Canada Under-16 Challenge Cup.
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