Hurricanes trade veteran defenseman Wallin to Sharks

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - The Carolina Hurricanes traded defenseman Niclas Wallin to the San Jose Sharks Sunday, team president and general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement.

The Hurricanes also gave their fifth-round pick in the 2010 NHL entry draft to San Jose in exchange for Buffalo's second-round pick in the 2010 draft.

Wallin had spent his entire career with Carolina and was third among defensemen in franchise history for regular season games played.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Ian Ransom)