The Hurricanes announced today that Lucas Wallmark, who played three games with Carolina earlier this week, has been reassigned to the Charlotte Checkers.
Wallmark scored his first NHL point with the Hurricanes on Tuesday against the New York Islanders, assisting on a Joakim Nordstrom goal. He made his NHL debut the night before, when the Hurricanes pummeled the Islanders 8-4 on the road.
The Checkers take on the Ontario Reign at home tonight, and their offense will only be better with Wallmark on the ice. The 2014 fourth-round pick leads the team in goals with 21 G in 59 games played, and boasts a 16.7 shot percentage.
Any indication that an injury has healed, since Wallmark was moved off the Carolina roster? None yet...but have fun speculating! Here's the release from the team.
HURRICANES ASSIGN WALLMARK TO CHARLOTTE
Forward played three games in first NHL stint
Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned forward Lucas Wallmark to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). The Checkers host the Ontario Reign tonight at Bojangles Coliseum, as they continue their push for the Calder Cup playoffs.
Wallmark, 21, made his NHL debut in Carolina’s 8-4 victory against the Islanders on Monday, and registered his first NHL point with an assist against the Islanders on Tuesday. The Umea, Sweden, native 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. Wallmark 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.