With 101 NHL games behind him Tim Wallace is a now a Sheffield Steelers after agreeing an initial one-year contract with head coach Paul Thompson.
The 6’1 power forward boasts an impressive resume with NHL experience in Pittsburgh, Carolina, New York and Tampa Bay. On top of that Wallace has played 439 AHL games scoring 99 goals and 200 points.
“Its an impressive resume and I guess it speaks for it’s self” said Thompson
“I wanted a big power forward who was a right handed shot and Tim fitted the bill perfectly. This is a guy who plays hard, finishes his hits, goes to the net and has a big shot. He is a no nonsense player but he also backs it up with a good skill set, he led Orebro in scoring back in 2014 in the SHL. I don’t want to build him, I don’t think there is any need. You can see we have signed a quality player.
“You don’t play where he has without doing a lot of things right. I think he will add to our already strong leadership group.
“He isn’t a direct replacement for either Geoff Walker or Guillaume Desbiens, he is his own man. Another strong player we are adding to our line up”
Wallace said in previous summers he had waited out clubs before choosing where to play but that something just felt right about signing for the Steelers early “You do your homework on clubs and this sounded like a really good fit” he explained
“I spoke with Paul Thompson and we went backwards and forwards, I liked his style and what he had to say. I did my research and spoke with guys who had played over there. I’m joining the champions and I want to win again”
Wallace describes him self as a “power forward” something Thompson had wanted to bring to the club “I’m a 2-way player, I can make plays and score whilst knowing my role. I’ve played 10 years pro so I’m an experienced guy
“After playing in the NHL I moved to Sweden, I wanted to play in the big leagues in Europe and I’ve done that. Sweden, Germany and now England. I’m excited to get over get over there and get going”