May 30, 2007
Pittsburgh, Pa. – Former Notre Dame hockey player Tim Wallace (Anchorage, Alaska) has signed a two-year entry level contract with the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins it was announced on Tuesday.
Wallace, a 2006 Notre Dame graduate, split last season between Pittsburgh’s American Hockey League team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Wheeling of the East Coast Hockey League. He originally signed an AHL contract with Wilkes-Barre Scranton on October 6, 2006 after attending a preseason tryout camp last fall in Pittsburgh.
In 36 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Wallace scored five goals and nine assists for 14 points along with 39 penalty minutes. He also played in 11 Calder Cup playoff games with one goal and one assist for two points. In 19 games with Wheeling, Wallace scored six goals with 11 assists for 17 points and 23 penalty minutes.
The 22-year old Wallace graduated from Notre Dame as the school’s all-time “Iron Man,” playing in 153 consecutive games from 2002-06. He had 25 goals and 34 assists for 59 points, including a career-best 11 goals and 12 assists in his senior year.