Wellman

 

Casey Wellman, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 173

Born: 1987-10-18

Hometown: Brentwood, CA

Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as free agent

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

June 2013 – After finishing with 30 points in 33 games and a trio more in five playoff games, the Caps decided they wanted to keep Wellman on as a depth option for two years. The deal is two way deal for the league minimum, meaning if Washington has to spend close to five million to resign Karl Alzner, they could use him to fill a bottom line to stay below the cap. Otherwise it is likely he remains a vet on their Hershey affiliate. Jason Banks

 

February 2013 – Wellman has recently been a piece exchanged in a trade of depth assets between Florida and Washington. Since the organizational change, he has posted five points in seven games and could find himself in the NHL if the Capitals have a need. He is the type of fringe player Washington values and given an opportunity with the strong centers they have, he could come out of the woodwork and produce. Jason Banks

 

September 2012 - On a Florida team that is deep up front, it is looking more and more as though Wellman will just be another Bill Thomas. He needs a lucky bounce, perhaps a couple of injuries to the roster above him on the depth chart. He also needs to take advantage of the chances that he does get. He is primarily a one-dimensional player, so if he's not contributing in that dimension - i.e. scoring - then the Panthers will have little use for him. A great complimentary player if he's matched up with a skilled center who boasts a lot of hockey sense. - Dobber

 

June 2012 – Wellman is one of growing list of players these days coming out of a non-traditional market like California. He played two seasons of college hockey at UMass (Hockey East) before signing as a free agent after his sophomore year. Wellman is a strong skater, has a good set of hands, and scoring touch around the net which has led to his success. The big question is his strength for the big leagues as he seems to lack in that department.

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

Wellman has found success in the minors of AHL but has yet to develop that next level for the NHL.

 

 

Footage:

Wellman goes toe-to-toe in a fight with Rampage (AHL) on 1/28/2012.

 

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):


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Casey Wellman statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


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