ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled center Casey Wellman from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Wellman, 26, has registered three points (two goals, one assist) in nine games with the Capitals this season. The 6’0”, 183-pound center made his Washington debut on Dec. 17 at Philadelphia and scored his first Capitals goal on Jan. 25 at Montreal. Wellman has tallied 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) and four penalty minutes in 50 career NHL games with Minnesota and Washington. The Brentwood, Calif., native played in 44 games with Hershey this season, recording 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. Wellman ranks tied for second among Bears skaters in goals this season and fifth on the team in points. He has collected 163 points (67 goals, 96 assists) and 73 penalty minutes in 213 career AHL games with Houston, Connecticut, San Antonio and Hershey.