Wallinder signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Red Wings on Monday.
An offensive defenseman with great size, he is also a tremendous skater with an effortless stride. Can join the rush with aplomb and is a scoring threat from the point due to his great shot. His mobility and length serve him well in the defensive zone as well, though he is very much a raw work in progress as a defender. Displays some physicality to his game, which should increase as he fills out his huge frame. Needs to learn how to tighten things up defensively and iron out the kinks in his overall game.
Long Range Potential:
Big, mobile offensive defenseman with good upside.