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‘Canes sign Wallace — one year, $700,000

Jul 19, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

Tim Wallace

The Carolina Hurricanes have reached an agreement with UFA forward Tim Wallace on a one-year, two-way deal worth $700,000.

“Tim is a versatile forward and played well with Tampa Bay to finish the year,” said Carolina VP of Hockey Operations Ron Francis. “He has a good amount of pro experience and should challenge for a spot with the Hurricanes in training camp.”

Wallace, 27, split last season between the Isles and Lightning, scoring 3G-6A-9PTS in 49 games. It was actually something of a surprise that Tampa Bay didn’t re-up with Wallace — after claiming him off waivers in late Feb, the Lightning watched as he racked up 3G-5A-8-PTS in 18 games, emerging as a nice bottom-six contributor down the stretch.

A right winger, Wallace will likely be fighting for minutes behind Carolina’s top two RWs, Tuomo Ruutu and Chad LaRose.

  1. rushledger - Jul 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Wallace is a character guy liked him in the penguins organization and was happy for him getting a good chance in Tampa Bay. Good for him getting a chance with Carolina.

  2. herbiecane - Jul 19, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    …………who?

  3. wenzel0232 - Jul 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Tim Wallace. Buy a Jersey. He’s kind of like a Chad Larose. Nobody else has really heard of him but he works his ass of and your going to love him.

  4. herbiecane - Jul 20, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    We have one of those.
    Need a scorer.
    And a defenseman. Or three.

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