Anchorage's Tim Wallace summoned to NHL (UPDATED)

Posted on February 4, 2013 

Right winger Tim Wallace of Anchorage has been called up to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes, who tonight play at Toronto. (UPDATE: Wallace is in the lineup tonight).

Wallace, 28, owns 73 games of NHL experience, including 49 last season, when he earned 3-6--9 totals playing for both the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders. Wallace also has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Wallace in 43 games for AHL Charlotte this season owns 9-11--20 totals.

Five Alaskans, all from Anchorage, have played in the NHL so far this season -- defenseman Matt Carle and center Nate Thompson, both for Tampa Bay; winger Brandon Dubinsky for Columbus, right wing Joey Crabb for Washington and center Scott Gomez for San Jose.

Wallace's promotion, of course, earns him a nice bump in pay. According to capgeek.com, his AHL salary is $105,000 annually and his NHL rate is $700,000.

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