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Niclas Wallin

Niclas Wallin  #7

Defenseman
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: February 20, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Boden, Sweden
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: CAR / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (97th overall)

2010-11 POSTSEASON NOTES:

  • Blocked six shots in Game 7 of the WCSF vs. Detroit and was a +1
  • Scored his fourth career post-season goal, all of which have been game-winners, in Game 2 of the WCSF vs. Detroit
  • Registered an assist in Game 5 of the WCQF vs. Los Angeles
  • Posted two assists, including one on the overtime winner, in Game 3 of the WCQF at Los Angeles
  • Making his sixth postseason appearance
  • Has made two Stanley Cup Final appearances ('06, '02), winning the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006

2010-11 SEASON NOTES:

  • Set a career high in shots (86)
  • 4th on the team in blocked shots (84)
  • Has a plus/minus rating of +12 in the last 33 games
  • Missed three games due to injury (3/17 - 3/23; upper body)
  • Appeared in his 600th career game on March 3 vs. Detroit
Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), September 19, 2004. Traded to San Jose by Carolina with Carolina's 5th round choice (Cody Ferriero) in 2010 Entry Draft for Buffalo's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Mark Alt) in 2010 Entry Draft, February 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), June 15, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, March 25, 2013.
Quote of the Day

My job was to get that puck and put it on net, and his job was not letting me do it. I got the best of that, but that game's over and to be honest I already forgot about it.

— Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk on his late game-tying goal in Montreal's 2-1 OT win
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