Lucas Wallmark

Carolina Hurricanes
Photo courtesy of gocheckers.com

Fantasy Summary

A bit of an unknown who could have fantasy value in the right situation, if his defensively responsible game doesn’t hold him back in terms of offensive deployment.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 8
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 5, 1995
Height 6‘0”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 4; Overall: 97

Observations

May 2018 – If there was a prospect that I would bet on to be on the Hurricanes roster in 2018-19, it would be Wallmark. The Swedish center has been criminally underrated among Carolina’s prospect group over the last couple seasons. He has proven everything that he can at the AHL level, with 101 points in his 112 games played across the last two seasons and is deserving of a consistent NHL opportunity. Former Carolina coach Bill Peters pigeon-holed Wallmark as a fourth line player in his stints with the Canes because of his responsible defensive game, but its obvious that he has more to give if the opportunity presents itself.  Kevin LeBlanc

June 2017 – Wallmark was perhaps the most pleasant surprise in the Hurricanes prospect group this past season. He finished fourth among AHL rookies in scoring, with 24 goals, and was ninth in points with 46. The young Swede will turn 22 before the start of the 2017-18 season and will be in the mix for a bottom-six roster spot at camp, depending on what the Canes do in free agency. Likely he will spend time at both the AHL and NHL level this season.  Kevin LeBlanc 

December 2016 – Through 28 games in his rookie AHL season, Wallmark has totalled five goals and eight assists, good for fourth on the Checkers, who are at the moment quite offensively challenged. He has above average ability as a playmaker and thinks the game at an extremely high level, but needs to continue to improve his skating if he is to reach his high ceiling as a point producer. As Wallmark continues to grow in his first professional season, look for him to take on more responsibilty and for his point totals to increase as the year goes on.  Kevin LeBlanc

September 2016 – Following a strong season with Luleå where the 20 year old averaged .66 points per game, Wallmark will play his professional season in North America. Charlotte (AHL) should be an improved group with the depth that Canes GM Ron Francis has added to the system over the last few drafts, and Wallmark should be a part of the turnaround.  Kevin LeBlanc

December 2015 – The young center who long been lauded for his on-ice vision and passing ability seems to have found his stride this season. In 21 games in the Swedish Hockey League this season, Wallmark has already surpassed his season-high in points (18 in 2014-15) with two goals and 17 assists for Lulea. The 20-year old has now played over 100 games in the SHL, averaging almost a half-point per game. Given his breakout campaign this season, Carolina will look to get him on North American soil sooner rather than later. Likely he will be a secondary point producer at the NHL level who is responsible in all zones.  Kevin LeBlanc

June 2014 – The Carolina Hurricanes selected playmaking forward Lucas Wallmark 97th overall at the 2014 NHL Draft after being passed over at the 2013 draft. Brendan Ross

June 2013 – Wallmark is a player I feel could surprise and be drafted earlier than most experts have him slotted to go. The Swedish forward has great hockey sense and is a very complete prospect with value offensively and defensively. Wallmark has good puck handling skills and shows good vision, making him a good special teams player. The biggest knock against Wallmark is his skating, an area that needs to be polished since he isn’t overly big. Wallmark had a taste in three divisions during his draft season and recorded five goals and 16 points in the J20 league for Skelleftea. Brendan Ross


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Västerbotten TV-Pucken 8 3 4 7 4 |          
  Tegs SK J18 J18 Elit 16 3 6 9 37 |          
  IF Björklöven U16 U16 SM 6 7 4 11 12 |          
  IF Björklöven J18 J18 Allsvenskan 10 1 3 4 0 |          
 2010-2011 Västerbotten TV-Pucken 8 5 11 16 12 |          
  Skellefteå AIK J18 J18 Elit 20 14 25 39 6 |          
  Skellefteå AIK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 16 4 24 28 12 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 1 1 0 |          
 2011-2012 Skellefteå AIK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 2 1 1 2 0 | Playoffs 3 3 2 5
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Memorial 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Skellefteå AIK J20 SuperElit 37 11 26 37 14 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 6 0 2 2 2 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 8 0 4 4 6 |          
 2012-2013 Skellefteå AIK J20 SuperElit 14 5 11 16 18 |          
  Skellefteå AIK SHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Karlskrona HK Allsvenskan 16 5 5 10 4 | Kvalserien AS 7 0 5 5
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Memorial 5 4 3 7 2 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 5 2 3 5 2 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 19 7 13 20 8 |          
 2013-2014 Luleå HF SHL 41 3 7 10 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Luleå HF ET 6 1 1 2 0 |          
  Asplöven HC Allsvenskan 11 1 7 8 6 |          
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 3 5 8 2 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 17 5 9 14 6 |          
 2014-2015 Luleå HF SHL 50 5 13 18 14 | Playoffs 9 0 5 5
  Luleå HF Champions HL 13 5 6 11 6 |          
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 4 2 6 8 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 17 7 10 17 18 |          
  Sweden EHT 2 0 1 1 0 |          
  Sweden (all) International 6 1 6 7 0 |          
 2015-2016 Luleå HF SHL 48 8 24 32 20 | Playoffs 11 7 2 9
  Luleå HF Champions HL 5 0 0 0 8 |          
  Sweden EHT 5 1 0 1 2 |          
  Sweden (all) International 9 1 0 1 2 |          
 2016-2017 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 8 0 2 2 2 |          
  Charlotte Checkers AHL 67 24 22 46 28 | Playoffs 5 3 3 6
 2017-2018 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 11 1 0 1 2 |          
  Charlotte Checkers AHL 45 17 38 55 16 | Playoffs 8 3 2 5
 2018-2019 Carolina Hurricanes NHL - - - - - |          

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