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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH NICLAS WALLIN

Thursday, 07.15.2004 / 7:51 PM / News
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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH NICLAS WALLIN

Defenseman, team agree on two-year contract

Niclas Wallin
Wallin, 29, was originally drafted by Carolina in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft with the 97th overall pick.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (July 15, 2004) – Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Niclas Wallin (VA-leen) on a two-year contract. As per club policy, no other terms were announced.

“Nic has been an important part of our defensive corps during the past four seasons,” said Rutherford. “We are pleased he will return to the Hurricanes next season.”

Wallin, 29, was originally drafted by Carolina in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft with the 97th overall pick. The Boden, Sweden, native has played in 223 NHL games, all with the Hurricanes, recording eight goals, 20 assists (28 points) and 179 penalty minutes in four seasons. In 2003-04, Wallin (6’ 3”, 220 lbs.) matched his career high with 10 points (3g, 7a) while playing in 20 fewer games than in 2002-03 when he first recorded 10 points (2g, 8a). Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Wallin played four seasons with Brynas IF Gavle of the Swedish Elite League. In 185 games SEL games, he posted 12 goals and added 17 assists (29 points) while accumulating 198 penalty minutes.

During the Hurricanes’ 2002 Stanley Cup finals run, Wallin played in all 23 postseason contests. He scored the game-winning overtime goal, his first NHL playoff goal, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Montreal on May 8, and repeated the feat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at Toronto on May 19. Wallin has recorded two goals, one assist (3 points) and 14 penalty minutes in 26 career NHL playoff games.

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5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 20 4 11 1 15
E. Staal 15 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 20 2 10 -8 12
J. Skinner 16 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 20 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 20 6 4 -3 10
N. Gerbe 16 2 6 3 8
A. Sekera 19 0 8 -3 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 20 3 2 -7 5
 
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C. Ward 6 7 1 .903 2.71
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97