|Written by Russ Bitely|
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.
Wellman goes toe-to-toe in a fight with Rampage (AHL) on 1/28/2012.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 19:49|