October 18, 1987 |
Castro Valley, CA, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
A native of Brentwood, California, while in high school, Wellman played hockey at Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, winning state titles in 2004 and 2006. He then attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst for two years where he played on the hockey team.
He was signed to a two-year entry level contract on March 16, 2010, as a college free-agent.
On February 3, 2012, Wellman was traded to the New York Rangers for center Erik Christensen and a conditional 7th round draft pick in 2013. He spent the remainder of the 2011–12 season with the Whale, but after Connecticut was eliminated from the AHL playoffs, Wellman was added to the Rangers' playoff roster.
On July 20, 2012, Wellman was traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2014 5th round draft pick. He started the 2012–13 season with AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage before he was traded by the Panthers to the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Zach Hamill on January 31, 2013.
Wellman was called up to the Capitals on December 17, 2013. He was re-assigned to the AHL Hershey Bears on December 23, 2013. He was recalled a second time to the Washington Capitals on January 24, 2014 in time to play with the Capitals as they faced Montreal. Wellman scored a goal off of an assist from Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin in the second period and helped the team end a seven game losing streak.
|2006–07||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||USHL||50||6||13||19||30||6||1||2||3||0|
|2007–08||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||USHL||59||22||23||45||30||3||1||1||2||4|
|2008–09||University of Mass-Amherst||HE||39||11||22||33||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||University of Mass-Amherst||HE||36||23||22||45||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||37||7||16||23||14||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2008–09|
- "Wild signs Wellman, recalls Falk". Minnesota Wild. 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
- "Rangers trade Christensen, Draft Pick to Wild for Wellman". The Sports Network. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- Gourlie, M. (May 15, 2012). "McIlrath added to Rangers playoff roster". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
- "Capitals Acquire Casey Wellman from Florida". Washington Capitals. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- Capitals Recall Center Casey Wellman from Hershey
- "Capitals re-assign center Casey Wellman to Hershey". capitalstoday.com. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
- "Capitals recall Wellman". pennlive.com. 2014-01-25. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- "Ovechkin scores as Caps top Habs 5-0". metro news.ca. 2014-01-26. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
- "Brentwood native Casey Wellman expected to make NHL debut tonight for Minnesota Wild". The Mercury News. 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2010-03-30.