Former Notre Dame right wing Tim Wallace has signed a two-year NHL contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tim Wallace Named CCHA Offensive Player Of The Week

Dec. 20, 2005

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame right wing Tim Wallace (Sr., Anchorage, Alaska) has been named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s offensive player of the week for the week ending Dec. 18. The high-scoring forward becomes the fourth Irish player honored by the conference this season as he joins teammates Erik Condra (Fr., Livonia, Mich.), Jordan Pearce (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) and Noah Babin (Jr., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) to receive one of the league’s weekly awards.

Wallace helped lead the Irish to a 4-3 win over Lake Superior State on Dec. 18 when he scored two goals and added an assist for his first three-point game of the season and the second of his career.

After being shutout, 4-0, by the Lakers on Saturday, Dec. 17, Wallace wasted little time in getting the Irish on the scoreboard in Sunday afternoon’s win. Wallace gave the Irish a 1-0 lead just 41 seconds into the first period when he beat goaltender Jeff Jakaitis with a nice move and a backhander from in close for his eighth goal of the season. He then put the Irish in front 2-0 at 14:35 of the opening period with a power-play goal off a face off in the Lake Superior zone. T.J. Jindra (Jr., Faribault, Minn.) won a face off in the right circle back to Brock Sheahan (So., Lethbridge, Alb.) who moved it to the top of the left-wing circle to Wallace who fired a wrist shot through a screen that beat Jakaitis over his glove just inside the right post for his eighth goal of the year and third on the power play.

Wallace picked up his third point of the game in the second period when he helped set up Babin’s power-play score that gave the Irish a 3-0 lead.

On the season, the former U.S. Under-18 Team alum has career highs in goals (8), points (15) and power-play goals (3). He is currently second on the team in scoring with eight goals and seven assists for 15 points in the first 18 games of the season. Notre Dame’s all-time “Iron Man,” Wallace has now played in 135 consecutive games for the Irish, never missing a game in his career. In those 135 games, Wallace has 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 career points.

Wallace and his teammates go into the Christmas break with a 6-11-1 overall record and are 4-7-1 in the CCHA. They have already exceeded last year’s win totals both overall and in the CCHA. Notre Dame returns to action on Jan. 6-7, 2006 when they travel to Omaha, Neb., for a weekend series versus the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.