Draft: Carolina 2000 (3-97-4)
First NHL Game: Oct. 7, 2000 in a 3-3 tie vs. Washington
First NHL Point: Dec. 26, 2000, a goal in a 3-2 loss at Tampa Bay
First NHL Goal: Dec. 26, 2000 in a 3-2 loss at Tampa Bay
Most Goals, Game: 2 - Oct. 25, 2003 in a 4-4 tie at Philadelphia
Most Assists, Game: 2 - 3 times (Last: October. 19, 2008 in a 3-1 win at Anaheim)
Most Points, Game: 2 - 6 times (Last: October. 19, 2008 in a 3-1 win at Anaheim)
Most Penalty Minutes, Game: 16 -March 28, 2008 in a 7-1 win vs. Atlanta
Niclas and his wife, Louise, have a daughter, Linn (13), and two sons, Marcus (10) and Alexander (8)… The Wallins spend their summers in Boden, Sweden and have a guinea pig named Pepsi… Niclas is involved with helping to raise money to fight childhood cancer in Sweden through Barncancerfonden… His biggest hockey influence was his father, and his first youth team was Boden Hockey Forening when he was 13… His hero growing up was Borje Salming… His favorite off-season activity is boating… His favorite movie is American Gangster, and his favorite television show is The Sopranos… Niclas likes to watch movies in his room to kill time on the road… The most-played artist on his iPod is Takida… The person from history he would most like to meet is Bill Clinton… The current celebrity he would most like to meet is Kid Rock… His favorite food is steak, and his favorite Web site is aftonbladet.se… His favorite vacation spot is Aruba, and his favorite holiday is Christmas… Niclas expects to work with his father’s transportation business after his hockey career is over… His favorite team outside of hockey is Manchester United and favorite athlete outside of hockey is Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin… Niclas lists “sweets” among his guilty pleasures… He wears number 7 because Wally Tatomir put it in his stall… His favorite former teammate is Tommy Westlund… His most memorable goal was his overtime game-winner in Game 2 of the 2006 Conference Semifinals against New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur… His favorite road city is Montreal… Niclas has a tattoo of the Stanley Cup with the year 2006 under it on his left arm… His favorite places to go in the Triangle are his kids’ soccer, basketball and softball games.
Completed his eighth NHL season with Carolina... Matched his career highs in assists (8) and points (10)... Was third among Hurricanes defensemen with 131 hits this season despite missing 17 games due to injury... Was third among Carolina defensemen in shorthanded time on ice per game (2:10)... Scored his second goal of the season to tie the game at four in the third period at WSH (3/14)... Left the game at PIT (1/20) with a lower-body injury... Returned to action at TB (1/3) after missing 12 consecutive games... Left the game vs. PHI (12/6) with a lower-body injury... Scored his first goal of the season - the first regular-season overtime goal of his career - and was named first star of the game at TOR (11/4)... Assisted on Helminen’s first NHL goal vs. TOR (11/2)... Earned a pair of assists for the second consecutive game and was (+3) at ANA (10/19)... Earned two assists for just the second time in his career and was named second star of the game at LA (10/17)... Earned an assist on the game-winner vs. FLA (10/10)... Games missed due to injury: 17 (leg: 12/7-1/2; 1/27-2/5)... Was a healthy extra for one game (2/28)... Longest assist streak: 2 games (10/17-10/19: 0g, 4a)... Longest point streak: 2 games (10/17-10/19: 0g, 4a; 11/2-11/4: 1g, 1a)... Multi-assist games: 2 (last: 10/19 at ANA: 0g, 2a)... Multi-point games: 2 (last: 10/19 at ANA: 0g, 2a).
Completed his fourth NHL playoff season with Carolina, skating in all 18 postseason contests for the Hurricanes.
Is in his ninth year in the NHL with the Hurricanes… Selected with the Hurricanes’ third pick (97th overall), in the fourth round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.. Signed a four-year contract with the Hurricanes on June 30, 2006… Represented Sweden at the 2008 IIHF World Championships in Canada.
1996-2000: Recorded 29 points (12g, 17a) and 196 penalty minutes in 185 games for Brynas IF Gavle
1999-00: Completed his fourth season for Brynas IF Gavle, totaling 16 points (7g, 9a) and 73 penalty minutes in 48 games... Posted career bests in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes
2000-01: Completed his first NHL season with the Hurricanes... Missed seven games (1/31-2/11) due to a shoulder injury... Scored the second goal of his career at NYR (1/24)... Earned his first major penalty at 19:52 of the third period vs. ANA (1/14)... Earned two assists to register his first multi-point night vs. FLA (1/9)... Scored his first NHL goal at 10:23 of the second period, just two games after returning from a 12-day stint with Cincinnati (12/6-18: 1g, 1a), at TB (12/26)... Made his NHL debut against WSH (10/7), registering two penalty minutes but suffering a broken bone in his wrist... Missed six games due to the injury (10/10-24)... Was a healthy scratch for 25 games (11/4-12/6; 12/19; 2/14-3/1; 4/4-8)... Played in three games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey and did not have a point
2001-02: Scored his only goal of the season at DET (11/13)... Was a healthy scratch for 29 games... Played in all 23 playoff games for Carolina... Was tied for the league lead in playoff overtime goals with two... Scored the game-winning goal at 13:42 of OT in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. TOR (5/19)... Scored the game-winning goal, his first career playoff goal, at 3:14 of OT in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Semifinals at MTL (5/9)... Earned his first career NHL playoff point with an assist on the game-winning goal by Ron Francis in Game 1 vs. MTL (5/3)
2002-03: Played in a career-high 77 games for the Hurricanes and established a career high with 71 penalty minutes... Scored Carolina’s second goal, the eventual game-winner vs. FLA (1/24)... Earned an assist on Jeff Heerema’s first NHL goal vs. NJ (1/17)... Scored his first goal of the season on a power-play in his 100th NHL game vs. NYI (10/30)... Earned his first point of the season with an assist on Svoboda’s goal at NJ (10/29)... Was a healthy extra for one game (2/26)... Missed four games due to injury (12/31 - flu; 3/4-3/7 - illness)
2003-04: Was third among Hurricanes defensemen in points (10) and assists (7)... Set up Kevyn Adams’ third-period, go-ahead goal at PIT (3/19)... Earned the lone assist on Kevyn Adams’ overtime winner at ATL (3/5)... Assisted on Ron Francis’ final goal as a Hurricane at MIN (2/29)... Played in his 200th career NHL game vs. TOR (2/19)... Played in his first game since 12/11, skating 16:35 at WSH (1/9)... Tallied the game-tying goal after coming out of the penalty box at the end of a four-on-four situation vs. PHI (11/18)... Was assessed a game misconduct vs. SJ (10/28) at 10:40 of the second period for being involved in a second simultaneous altercation... Notched the first multi-goal game of his career with a pair of tallies at PHI (10/25)... Made his season debut at PIT (10/22)... Was a healthy extra for 25 games
2004-05: Played with Hurricanes teammate Justin Williams for Lulea HF of the Swedish Elite League... Was third among Lulea defensemen in scoring with 13 points (6g, 7a) in 39 games... Was second on his team in penalty minutes with 89
2005-06: Established a career-high in goals (4)... Returned to action at ATL (4/8) after missing nine consecutive games with a lower-body injury... Scored Carolina’s first goal at FLA (3/10)... Scored his third goal of the season vs. BUF (2/12)... Redirected Hedican’s shot for his second goal of the season and earned an assist at ATL (1/26)... Played his first game since Nov. 9 when he returned from a wrist injury at OTT (12/28)... Activated from injured reserve 12/23... Earned his first assist of the season on Williams’ empty-net goal at BUF (11/9)... Scored his first goal of the season vs. FLA (11/5)... Games missed due to injury: 33 (11/11-12/26: wrist; 3/14-3/18, 3/22-4/7: lower-body)... Completed his third NHL playoff season and third with Carolina, playing all 25 postseason contests to capture his first Stanley Cup... Ranked tied for third among Hurricanes defensemen in playoff scoring with five points (1g, 4a)... Beat Martin Brodeur at 3:09 of overtime in Game 2 vs. NJ (5/8) for his third career playoff goal - all of which have come in overtime... Passed Kevin Dineen (2) for first in franchise history in playoff overtime goals... Earned the primary assist on Brind’Amour’s game-winning goal in Game 4 at MTL (4/28)
2006-07: Matched his career-high for points in a season (10)... Ranked second among Hurricanes defensemen in hits (143) and fourth on the team in blocked shots (84)... Scored the empty-net goal at WSH (3/9)... Played his 300th NHL/Hurricanes game at BUF (12/28)... Returned after missing five games to injury and assisted on Williams’ goal vs. FLA (12/26)... Had a season-high four blocked shots vs. BOS (12/2)… Blocked three shots and was (+4) in 22:19 of ice time at BOS (11/24)… .Returned to action after missing three games due to injury and was (+3) in 19:18 of ice time vs. TB (10/28)… Earned his first assist of the season at ATL (10/13)… Netted his first goal of the season at WSH (10/7).
2007-08: Was second among Carolina defensemen in hits (134) and third in blocked shots (91)... Played for Sweden’s national team for the IIHF World Championships in Canada following the season... Blocked a season-high six shots at WSH (4/1)... Registered a career-high 16 penalty minutes (3 minors, 1 game misconduct) vs. ATL (3/28)... Played in his 400th career NHL game and earned an assist on Letowski’s goal at FLA (3/20)... Blocked four shots and was (even) in a season-high 24:50 of ice time vs. NYR (1/29)... Scored the game-tying goal with 4:40 remaining in regulation at NYI (1/21)... Assisted on Staal’s game-winning goal and was (+1) in 18:19 of ice time at BOS (1/8)... Assisted on Brind’Amour’s goal vs. BOS (12/28)... Assisted on Stillman’s goal at FLA (12/20)... Netted his first goal of the season and assisted on Walker’s goal at PHI (12/15), matching his career high with two points... Returned to action after missing seven games following shoulder surgery and registered three hits in 18:21 of ice time vs. FLA (11/17)... Underwent surgery on his shoulder on Nov. 3... Earned his first point of the season with an assist on Brind’Amour’s goal vs. BUF (10/24).