Walker says ‘guten tag’ to Ontario.

David Walker’s German hockey career didn’t last long.

After attempting to latch on with the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL, the veteran defenseman is returning to the Reign.

“They told me they were happy with what I had done, but were going to go with another guy who had more experience in the league,” Walker said. “The first couple days, there was a bitter taste in my mouth, but when I decided to come back, I was focused on that from the day I decided. It was all about the Reign. I’m moved on.”

The first player to sign with the Reign, Walker had a career year in 2009-10. The 31-year-old blueliner ranked fifth in assists among all ECHL defensemen with 35. Walker finished with seven goals, 42 points and 106 penalty minutes in 71 games.

More details in tomorrow’s editions of the Sun and Daily Bulletin.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.