Eric Wellwood

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Eric Wellwood
Eric Wellwood 2 2012-04-07.JPG
Born (1990-03-06) March 6, 1990 (age 24)
Windsor, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 2009
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2010–2013

Eric Wellwood (born March 6, 1990) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current assistant coach of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He played parts of three National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers. He is the younger brother of Kyle Wellwood.

Playing career[edit]

Wellwood was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Flyers on March 4, 2010, after playing four seasons of junior hockey with the Windsor Spitfires, with whom he helped win two straight Memorial Cup championships in 2009 and 2010.[1] Wellwood was called up from the Adirondack Phantoms on November 1, 2010, in the wake of Flyers forward Danny Briere's three-game suspension and made his NHL debut against the Carolina Hurricanes on a line with James van Riemsdyk and Mike Richards.[2] Wellwood recorded his first NHL point on November 6 against the New York Islanders, assisting on Andreas Nodl's game-winning goal at 14:35 of the third period.[3] During the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Flyers called up Wellwood and a few other players, but he did not dress for a game.[4] Wellwood scored his first NHL goal February 18, 2012, against the Pittsburgh Penguins, an unassisted goal against Marc-Andre Fleury.

On April 7, 2013 during an AHL game, Wellwood was injured after his left skate accidentally cut the back of his right leg after falling awkwardly into the boards.[5] His achilles tendon was 70 percent severed and three additional tendons were completely severed.[6] Wellwood was expected to miss nine months.[6] After missing the entire 2013–14 season, Wellwood retired and was hired as an assistant coach by the Oshawa Generals.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Tecumseh Chiefs OJHL-B 34 10 10 20 33
2006–07 Windsor Spitfires OHL 23 2 5 7 0
2007–08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 68 9 7 16 12 5 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Windsor Spitfires OHL 61 16 18 34 12 20 10 11 21 12
2009–10 Windsor Spitfires OHL 65 31 37 68 36 19 4 6 10 6
2010–11 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 73 16 12 28 24
2010–11 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 33 9 12 21 8
2011–12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 24 5 4 9 2 11 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 58 9 8 17 10
2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 31 5 5 10 4 11 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 164 34 32 66 42
OHL totals 217 58 67 125 60 44 14 17 31 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flyers Sign Three Prospects". Philadelphia Flyers. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Flyers' Briere Receives 3-Game Suspension". CSNPhilly.com. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Flyers hold off Isles 2-1 for sixth win in a row". NHL.com. 2010-11-06. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  4. ^ "Meltzer's Musings: Forward Prospects". hockeybuzz.com. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  5. ^ Frank Seravalli (April 8, 2013). "Gruesome cut for Flyers' Eric Wellwood". Philly.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Frank Seravalli (April 12, 2013). "Eric Wellwood expected to miss nine months". Philly.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ Parker, Jim (May 29, 2014). "Wellwood retires after career-ending injury". Windsor Star. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 

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