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.
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!