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Carolina Hurricanes recall Lucas Wallmark from AHL Charlotte Checkers

The Checkers forward, the team’s leading scorer, earns his first NHL recall.

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled forward Lucas Wallmark from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. This is Wallmark’s first recall to the National Hockey League.

Wallmark is a 6’0” center who has found his stride recently with Charlotte. He leads the Checkers with 21 goals this season and is second on the Checkers in points behind Andrew Poturalski. This is Wallmark’s first season playing North American professional hockey after playing in the Swedish Elite League during the course of the 2015-16 season.

Below is the press release regarding Wallmark’s recall:


Forward leads Checkers in goals, ranks second in scoring

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Lucas Wallmark from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). This marks the first NHL recall for Wallmark who will join the Hurricanes for the team’s game on Monday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn against the New York Islanders.

Wallmark, 21, leads the Checkers with 21 goals this season, ranks second on the team with 39 points and leads all team forwards with a plus-7 plus/minus rating. The Umea, Sweden, native is in his first North American season after playing the last three seasons primarily with Lulea of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The Hurricanes drafted Wallmark (6’0”, 176 lbs.) in the fourth round, 97th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft. He has represented Sweden at eight international tournaments, including the 2014 and 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships.