Canes Claim Tim Wallace


March 3, 2012; Tim Wallace will hopefully celebrate goals with the Hurricanes now. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE

Shea Weber may have claimed hockey headlines today with his 14-year, $110 million signed offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers, but it was Tim Wallace that made Canes’ headlines. Maybe not as thrilling, but Canes did acquire a 6’1”, 207 lbs American forward on a one-year, two-way contract.

The 27 year old was born in Anchorage, Alaska Wallace was signed to a contract after attending a tryout camp with Pittsburgh in 2006. In his first season, he split time between the Wheeling Nailers and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He had 11 goals and 20 assists in 51 games.

In 2007-08, Wallace played in 74 contests with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, snagging 12 goals and 14 assists and 83 penalty minutes. He played in 22 playoff games and claimed 2 goals and 6 assists.

He made his NHL debut on December 10, 2008, and earned his first NHL point on December 18, 2008 against the Atlanta Thrashers.[3]

On February 23, 2012 Wallace was claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay Lightning from the New York Islanders. He had 8 points (3g, 5a) in 18 games with the Bolts after playing 31 games with the Islanders (1a). In my books, the jury’s out on this one folks. I guess we will wait to judge until Canes’ camp.

See you tomorrow at Canes Summer Fest!

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Topics: Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders, Shea Weber, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tim Wallace

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