Casey Wellman

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Casey Wellman
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Born (1987-10-18) October 18, 1987 (age 31)
Castro Valley, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NL team
Former teams
SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Minnesota Wild
Washington Capitals
Spartak Moscow
Frölunda HC
HC Sochi
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Casey Jay Wellman (born October 18, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing with the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the National League (NL).

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Wellman played in the 2001 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the San Jose Junior Sharks minor ice hockey team.[1]

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 UMass Minutemen ice hockey team.[citation needed]

He was signed to a two-year entry level contract on March 16, 2010, as a college free-agent.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

Wellman was called up to the Capitals on December 17, 2013.[6] He was reassigned to the AHL Hershey Bears on December 23, 2013.[7] 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.[8][9]

On June 4, 2015, HC Spartak Moscow of the KHL announced that it has signed Wellman.[10] He saw the ice in 40 games, tallying eight goals and eight assists for Spartak. Upon the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, Wellman moved on to Sweden, penning a one-year deal with SHL side Frölunda HC on May 30, 2016.[11]

Family[edit]

Wellman is the son of former Giants infielder Brad Wellman.[12]

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
2014–15 Hershey Bears AHL 73 25 29 54 28 10 3 3 6 8
2015–16 HC Spartak Moscow KHL 40 8 8 16 20
2016–17 Frölunda HC SHL 45 14 19 33 2 14 9 7 16 6
2017–18 HC Sochi KHL 47 10 21 31 6
NHL totals 54 6 10 16 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2008–09

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Wild signs Wellman, recalls Falk". Minnesota Wild. March 16, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2010.
  3. ^ "Rangers trade Christensen, Draft Pick to Wild for Wellman". The Sports Network. February 3, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  4. ^ Gourlie, M. (May 15, 2012). "McIlrath added to Rangers playoff roster". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "Capitals Acquire Casey Wellman from Florida". Washington Capitals. January 31, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  6. ^ Capitals Recall Center Casey Wellman from Hershey
  7. ^ "Capitals re-assign center Casey Wellman to Hershey". capitalstoday.com. December 23, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "Capitals recall Wellman". pennlive.com. January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ovechkin scores as Caps top Habs 5-0". metro news.ca. January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  10. ^ Mcwilliam, Bryan (June 4, 2015). "Casey Wellman signs with HC Spartak Moscow of KHL". The Score. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Wellman till Frölunda". Frölunda Indians. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  12. ^ "Brentwood native Casey Wellman expected to make NHL debut tonight for Minnesota Wild". The Mercury News. March 20, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2010.

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