Less than 24 hours after Patrick Brown was returned to Charlotte, the Carolina Hurricanes have announced they recalled forward Lucas Wallmark. This will be the third call-up for Wallmark this season. Wallmark scored his first NHL goal earlier this season, his only point in four games with the Hurricanes this year.
It remains to be seen whether Wallmark will receive playing time during his third stint with the Hurricanes. Head coach Bill Peters has been hesitant playing younger forwards this season when recalled from Charlotte. The Hurricanes have yet to recall Valentin Zykov who leads Charlotte with 25 goals.
Wallmark is having a good season with the minor league club, registering 36 points (13 goals. 23 assists) in 34 games. The Swedish forward ranks 6th on the team in goals.
Take a look at the Hurricanes press release below:
HURRICANES RECALL WALLMARK FROM CHARLOTTE
Forward ranks fourth among Checkers in scoring this season
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 American Hockey League’s (AHL) Charlotte Checkers.
Wallmark, 22, has played in four games with Carolina this season and scored his first career NHL goal against St. Louis on Dec. 30. The Umea, Sweden, native has recorded three points (1g, 2a) in 12 NHL career games with the Hurricanes. Selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round, 97th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft, Wallmark (6’0”, 176 lbs.) ranks second among Charlotte skaters in assists (23) and fourth in points (36) in 34 AHL games this season. He has totaled 82 points (37g, 45a) in 101 career AHL games.