Casey Wellman

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Casey Wellman
Born (1987-10-18) October 18, 1987 (age 26)
Castro Valley, CA, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Casey Jay Wellman (born October 18, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey center. He is currently playing with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Wellman was called up to the Capitals on December 17, 2013.[5] He was re-assigned to the AHL Hershey Bears on December 23, 2013.[6] 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.[7][8]

Family[edit]

Wellman is the son of former Giants infielder Brad Wellman.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 12 1 3 4 0
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 15 1 1 2 4
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 42 14 21 35 14 24 6 5 11 6
2011–12 Houston Aeros AHL 26 14 12 26 21
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 14 2 5 7 0
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 31 9 13 22 10 9 4 5 9 10
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 37 7 16 23 14
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 33 9 21 30 4 5 3 0 3 2
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 58 18 19 37 12
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 13 2 1 3 0
NHL totals 54 6 10 16 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2008–09

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild signs Wellman, recalls Falk". Minnesota Wild. 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Rangers trade Christensen, Draft Pick to Wild for Wellman". The Sports Network. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  3. ^ Gourlie, M. (May 15, 2012). "McIlrath added to Rangers playoff roster". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Capitals Acquire Casey Wellman from Florida". Washington Capitals. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  5. ^ Capitals Recall Center Casey Wellman from Hershey
  6. ^ "Capitals re-assign center Casey Wellman to Hershey". capitalstoday.com. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  7. ^ "Capitals recall Wellman". pennlive.com. 2014-01-25. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  8. ^ "Ovechkin scores as Caps top Habs 5-0". metro news.ca. 2014-01-26. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  9. ^ "Brentwood native Casey Wellman expected to make NHL debut tonight for Minnesota Wild". The Mercury News. 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 

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