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Tim Wallace Signs with the Islanders

Thursday, July 21, 2011
After five seasons in the Penguins organization, most of which were with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Tim Wallace has moved on, signing a one-year, two-way deal with the New York Islanders. This according to Islanders beat writer for Newsday, Katie Strang. It has also been confirmed by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers here. The Islanders press release here.

The move to Long Island makes sense for Wallace who, at 26, is looking for a more permanent NHL role. He could make the Islanders as a 12th/13th forward out of training camp. If not, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers get a very good two-way player. For those Islanders/Sound Tigers fans here's a brief bio of Wallace I wrote up at the end of the season recapping his year. The full story here.
Tim Wallace has played five years with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and is coming off back-to-back 20 goal seasons.  He was one of only three to rack up 20 goals this season for the WBS Penguins and appeared in seven games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
 I also thought correctly on where Wallace would land.
I think if Wallace gets interest from another NHL team and feels he has a better chance to make their NHL club, then he'll take it
Wallace appeared in 304 regular season games with the WBS Penguins in his AHL career. I wish him the best of luck with his new organization and hope to see him playing against the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, rather than against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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