Avs add Sean Walker from Flyers in deal involving 1st-round pick


The Colorado Avalanche acquired defenseman Sean Walker and a fifth-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft from the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

The Flyers received forward Ryan Johansen and a conditional first-round selection in the 2025 draft in exchange, then promptly placed Johansen on waivers. The pick heading to Philadelphia is top-10 protected.

Walker, 29, has played in all 63 games in his first season with the Flyers, recording a career-high six goals with 16 assists. He spent his first five seasons with the Los Angeles Kings and has 89 points (22 goals, 67 assists) in 295 games.

Johansen, 31, has posted 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 63 games this season. He has 578 points (202 goals, 376 assists) in 905 career games with the Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets and Avalanche.

The NHL trade deadline is Friday at 3 p.m. ET.