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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH NICLAS WALLIN

Thursday, 07.15.2004 / 7:51 PM ET / 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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3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
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A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72