Rickard Wallin

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Rickard Wallin
2013-12-30 Rickard Wallin.jpg
Born (1980-04-09) April 9, 1980 (age 36)
Stockholm, SWE
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Minnesota Wild
Toronto Maple Leafs
NLA
Lugano
Elitserien (SEL)
Färjestad
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 160th overall, 1998
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 1999–2016

Carl Rickard Wallin (born April 9, 1980) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey centre who last played for Färjestad of the Elitserien (SEL).

Playing career[edit]

Wallin made his debut in the Swedish Hockey League with Färjestad BK during the 1998-99 season. He was drafted in 1998 NHL Entry Draft in the 6th round as the 160th overall pick overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. Before playing any games with the Coyotes, Wallin was traded to the Minnesota Wild for Joé Juneau on June 23, 2000. After winning the Swedish Championship with Färjestad in 2002, Wallin signed with the Wild during the summer of 2002. Wallin spent three years in the Wild organisation, playing 19 games with the Wild and scoring ten points (six goals and four assists). In September 2005, he returned to Sweden and Färjestad. That season, he won his second Swedish Championship. After the season, he signed with Lugano of the Swiss Nationalliga A, but he stayed only one season with Lugano. He returned to Färjestad in 2007 and - serving as team captain - helped the team win another SHL title in 2009.

Wallin signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 9, 2009.[1] In returning to the NHL Wallin played in a career high 60 games but was unable to contribute consistently offensively with 2 goals and 7 assists for just 9 points in the 2009–10 season.

On May 25, 2010, Rickard returned again to Färjestad of the SEL signing a four-year contract.[2] He won his fourth SHL title in the 2010-11 season.

On April 27, 2016, Wallin officially announced his retirement.

International career[edit]

He won 109 caps for the Swedish national team,[3] winning a silver medal at the 2011 World Championships and bronze at the 2009 and 2010 World Championships.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Färjestad SEL 5 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Färjestad SEL 47 9 22 31 24 16 11 3 14 4
2001–02 Färjestad SEL 50 12 31 43 56 10 4 9 13 8
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 52 13 22 35 70 23 4 11 15 22
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 4 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 47 14 18 32 36 2 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 15 5 4 9 14
2004–05 Houston Aeros AHL 79 12 31 43 61 5 1 0 1 29
2005–06 Färjestad SEL 50 11 19 30 82 18 6 3 9 28
2006–07 Lugano NLA 44 14 35 49 87
2007–08 Färjestad SEL 55 17 23 40 54 12 1 5 6 8
2008–09 Färjestad SEL 55 18 27 45 56 13 1 4 5 8
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 2 7 9 10
2010–11 Färjestad SEL 32 9 12 21 20 14 4 9 13 12
NHL totals 79 8 11 19 34

International[edit]

Rickard Wallin
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 Slovakia
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Switzerland
Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Sweden WJC 7 2 2 4 0
2007 Sweden WC 9 2 0 2 6
2008 Sweden WC 9 2 3 5 4
2009 Sweden WC 9 1 0 1 8
2010 Sweden WC 9 1 5 6 0
Junior int'l totals 7 2 2 4 0
Senior int'l totals 36 6 8 14 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leafs sign forward Rickard Wallin". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Rickard Wallin signed for Färjestad" (in Swedish). Färjestads BK. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Rickard Wallin avslutar karriären - DN.SE". DN.SE (in Swedish). 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jörgen Jönsson
Färjestad captains
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Sanny Lindström