2011-12: Daniel Walcott played for New Trier High School in suburban Chicago. He was named to the AHIA all-state team after New Trier advanced to the semifinals of the Blackhawks Cup.
2012-13: Walcott played college hockey for American College Hockey Association Division 1 Lindenwood University in the St. Louis area. In 33 games he scored 4 goals with 9 assists and had 30 penalty minutes. The Lions, coached by former NHLer Rick Zombo, reached the ACHA championship game against Minot State, falling 9-5.
2013-14: Walcott, a Quebec native, attended Blainville-Boisbriand's camp as a 19-year-old free agent and was one of the Armada's top defensemen as a QMJHL rookie. In 67 regular season games he scored 10 goals with 29 assists and was +15; sharing the team lead in penalty minutes (71) with defenseman Aaron Hoyles and forward Ryan Tesink (STL). Walcott was ranked 160th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's mid-term rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft.
A rare 19-year-old rookie in the QMJHL, Walcott stepped in to fill a big role in his first year of junior hockey. Despite his inexperience, he played a mature game with poise befitting his age. Contributing at both ends of the ice with a physical edge to his game, Walcott's puck-moving skills are top notch.