Lucas Wallmark is a Swedish professional hockey player who plays for ZSC Lions in the center position and the Swedish national ice hockey team.
He is among very few Sweden players who got the privilege to represent their country globally.
In addition, Lucas is also one of the richest Swedish ice hockey players as of 2023, with a net worth of $1 million – $5 million.
The Carolina Hurricanes drafted Lucas 97th overall in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Lucas, including Hurricanes, has played for various teams like Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, and CSKA Moscow.
Lucas, with Sweden’s ice hockey team, was defeated (2-1) in a semi-final against the Czech in the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Let’s go through the quick fact before diving into Wallmark’s life.
|Lucas Wallmark||Umeå, Sweden|
|Date Of Birth||September 5, 1995|
|Age||28 Years Old|
|Profession||Ice Hockey Player|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Height||6’0″ /182 cm/ 1.82 m|
|Weight||176 lb./ 80 kg|
|Debut||2012-2012 Elitserien Season|
|Debut Team||Skellefteå AIK|
|Current Team||ZSC Lions & Swedish Ice Hockey Team|
|Net Worth||Estimated $1 – $5 Million|
|Last Update||November 2023|
On September 5, 1995, Lucas Wallmark was born to his father, Peter Wallmark, and his mother, Cathrine Wallmark. He spent his childhood in his hometown of Umeå, Sweden.
His nationality is Swedish, and he belongs to the white ethnicity. Lucas’s star sign is Virgo. He is calm and composed in life, given the traits of the zodiac sign.
Lucas Wallmark debuted during the 2012-2013 Elitserien season by representing Skellefteå AIK. However, he moved to the rivals Luleå HF and represented Luleå HF for the next three seasons.
He was drafted during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Hurricanes in the 4th round as the 97th overall pick.
He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on June 11, 2015.
Lucas scored his first NHL goal with the Hurricanes on December 30, 2017, during the 2017-18 season. He scored a memorable goal in a match against St. Louis Blues.
In 2018, Lucas was reassigned to the Charlotte Checkers. However, the team was eliminated from the 2018 Calder Cup playoffs.
Lucas played over 160 season games in the NHL with Carolina from 2016-17 to 2019-20; he accumulated 54 points (22-32-54). Furthermore, he has recorded five points (1-4-5) over 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Besides, Lucas had a win percentage of 50.9 with the Hurricanes. He had an average of 1:04 of ice time on the penalty kill and the fourth-best success rate (84 percent).
During the 2019-20 season, Lucas accumulated a career-high 11 goals throughout 60 games. Shortly after, on February 24, 2020, he was traded alongside Eetu Luostarinen, Chase Priskie, and Erik Haula by the Carolina Hurricanes to the Panthers.
Lucas Wallmark scored one goal and achieved an assist after seven games with the Panthers.
He made his return in the qualifying rounds after the COVID-19 pandemic for the post-season. However, he played two games without contributing a single goal.
Lucas was an impending restricted free agent for the Panthers. Thus, he was not offered any contract by the team. They ended his tenure with the team on October 8, 2020.
On October 12, 2020, he signed a one-year contract worth $950,000 with the Chicago Blackhawks as a free agent.
‘Next Step’ With Hawks
Lucas Wallmark did not receive any offer from the Panthers. It made him an unrestricted free agent.
Lucas added his defensive abilities to the Blackhawks team and strives in his offensive skills if necessary.
He shared the arena with teammates Warren Foegele, Micheal Ferland, and many more.
Before terminating his contract with CSKA, Lucas made two playoff appearances on 4 March 2022 due to the Russian Invasion.
Later on 16 May 2022, Lucas signed a three-year contract with the Swiss team ZSC Lions of the NL, although the contract amount is not disclosed.
Lucas is in the Sweden men’s national ice hockey team and played against the Czech Republic.
Czech bagged a dramatic 2-1 semi-final win over Sweden and a berth in the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, making it to the final in 22 years.
Lucas is a caliber player with 59 points (23 goals, 36 assists) in five NHL seasons across 187 games as of 2023.
According to several reports, Lucas is an unmarried man. In addition, it is believed his relationship status is single as well.
He has not been spotted sharing pictures of his love life. Besides, he has not dropped any hint about his relationship status with any news outlets or social media.
So, as a celebrity player, we can conclude that Lucas has maintained his personal profile private. However, due to his shy nature, it is speculated that he might be in a secret relationship.
Age, Height & weight
Lucas is 28 years old with an athletic body fit to play in his professional ice hockey position.
He maintains a strict diet and follows his workout routine to keep his body in shape. Lucas Wallmark is 6’0″ (1.82 m) tall and weighs around 176lb.
Salary & Net worth
He reportedly received $675,000 as a salary annually from Carolina Hurricanes. In addition, his contract with the Carolina Hurricanes guaranteed him $1.35 million.
It is estimated that Lucas has earned around $3 million from his 5 season NHL career.
Furthermore, his net worth is somewhere between $1 million and $5 million as of 2023.
Andre Burakovsky, an Austrian-born Swedish professional ice hockey forward for the Seattle Kraken, twisted a bit of controversy.
According to him, Sweden is better than Canada in his interview with Skanskan Dagbladet’s Christer Cederlund.
In the interview, he also talked about Lucas, calling him incredibly smart, who makes passes no one else can.
Lucas is a relatively shy person who dislikes being in the spotlight.
Moreover, he does not have any social media handles apart from his Twitter (@LWallmark) which holds 4.3k followers and 330 followings with 2,836 tweets.
— TuttoBalutto (@TuttoBalutto) June 13, 2021
On Twitter, the last post he did was of the Swedish song “Jag och min Jan” from a Swedish movie curated by Tutto Balutto.
- Lucas Wallmark, during free agency, signed with Chicago Blackhawks for a one-year deal along with Carl Soderberg.
- Lucas was with Florida Panthers for the 2019 season and then again traded to Panthers after a year with Blackhawks.
Lucas’ popularity graph is highly fluctuating, possibly due to his new contract signing in 2022.
The graph illustrates Lucas’ popularity over the past 12 months.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Is Lucas Wallmark in a relationship?
Not much is known about his love life. However, it seems like he can be in a secret relationship with someone of his preference.
Does Lucas have any children?
No, he does not have any children. Lucas is not married or engaged with anyone.
Is Lucas Wallmark Finnish?
No, Lucas is not Finnish in origin, as he is Swedish by nationality and was born in Umeå, Sweden.
Why did he leave the Florida Panthers?
Lucas Wallmark left the Florida Panthers because he was a free agent, and the Panthers did not offer him a new contract.