Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ben Walter
Ben Walter was born May 11, 1984 in Beaconsfield, Quebec. The fifth round, 160th overall selection of the Boston Bruins in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Walter is a graduate of UMass-Lowell.

The son of former NHLer Ryan Walter, Ben played three seasons at UMass-Lowell registering 90 points (49-41-90) while leading his team in scoring in his Junior year and Hockey East in goals with 26. A Hockey East Second All-Star Team, Walter foregoed his Senior year to join the AHL's Providence Bruins.

Following some strong play in the AHL, Boston summoned the rookie forward and he went on to make his NHL debut with the Bruins that season. He saw limited action in the Bruins lineup following season, spending most of his time with the club's AHL affiliate in Providence. Prior to the start of the 2007-08 season, Walter was dealt to the New York Islanders in exchange for Petteri Nokelainen.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Langley Hornets BCHL 50 8 22 30 19
2001-02 Langley Hornets BCHL 50 29 47 76 29
2002-03 U. of Massachusetts-Lowell H-East 35 5 12 17 12
2003-04 U. of Massachusetts-Lowell H-East 36 18 16 34 18
2004-05 U. of Massachusetts-Lowell H-East 36 26 13 39 28
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 0 0 4 +2
2005-06 Providence Bruins AHL 62 16 24 40 33 0 3 2 0 2 2
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 4 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Providence Bruins AHL 73 24 43 67 58 +23 13 4 4 8 6
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 8 1 0 1 0 -1
2007-08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 68 20 46 66 31 0
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -2
2008-09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 65 20 30 50 10 +2 5 1 4 5 2
2009-10 New Jersey Devils NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
2009-10 Lowell Devils AHL 78 22 36 58 26 -2 5 1 1 2 2
2010-11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 77 23 47 70 24 +26 7 3 2 5 4
2011-12 Abbotsford Heat AHL 75 19 40 59 30 +11 8 1 7 8 2
2012-13 Abbotsford Heat AHL 68 15 34 49 18 -10
2013-14 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 23 2 5 7 4 1 0 1 1 0
2013-14 Orebro HK Sweden 35 2 13 15 14
NHL Totals 24 1 0 1 6


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2005) Traded to NY Islanders by Boston with Boston's 2nd round choice (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Kevin Lynch) in 2009 Entry Draft for Petteri Nokelainen, September 11, 2007. Traded to New Jersey by NY Islanders with future considerations for Tony Romano, June 30, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Orebro (Sweden), May 24, 2013.