Posted July 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Florida Panthers have acquired center Casey Wellman from the New York Rangers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft. Wellman has appeared in 41 NHL games, all with the Minnesota Wild, with four goals and nine assists. He was traded to the Rangers in February and spent this past season in the American Hockey League. The 24-year-old Wellman played his college hockey at Massachusetts. Florida general manager Dale Tallon calls Wellman ''a young, highly skilled forward'' who may have the chance to play both center and right wing with the Panthers. Florida opens training camp in mid-September.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

New York Rangers Trade Casey Wellman To Florida

Press Release - New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired a fifth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from Florida in exchange for forward Casey Wellman. Wellman, 24, skated in 57 games with the Connecticut Whale and Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) [...]

Rangers trade Casey Wellman to Florida; Shane Doan visiting New York

There are two bits of news today, which is rare for late July. The first is that the Rangers have traded forward Casey Wellman to the Florida Panthers for a fifth round pick in the 2014 draft. Wellman was initially acquired with a conditional seventh round pick from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Erik Christensen. In the end, the Rangers essentially dealt Christensen for two...

Rangers Ship Casey Wellman To Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers have confirmed that they have acquired winger Casey Wellman from the New York Rangers in exchange for a 2014 5th round draft pick. Wellman was acquired last season from the Minnesota Wild in return for Erik Christensen and a 7th.Wellman had 22 points in 31 games for the Connecticut Whale and certainly has some offensive skill. However, he is a one dimensional...

Book review: Losing the Edge: The Rise and Fall of the Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers

When Kevin wrote his review of I’d Trade Him Again, it got me thinking about the time I spent reading Barry Meisel’s book Losing the Edge: The Rise and Fall of the Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers, which takes a behind the scenes look at how the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion Rangers were built and destroyed in a little over one calendar year. The book begins with how the Rangers...

Shane Doan Looking to Sign with Rangers?

Here's an interesting tidbit of information from Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Shane Doan visited Rangers' practice facility and took the tour of New York yesterday, Post has learned.— Larry Brooks(@NYP_Brooksie) July 21, 2012 Take that as you may, but at the very least, this confirms that there is mutual interest between the Rangers and Doan.  Here's previous...

NHL Offseason: Florida Panthers Notebook

Getty Images By Brian Fogarty (@Brian_Fogarty) Free Agency Season: Panthers Add Toughness and High-Risk Scoring So far in the 2012 offseason of free agency spending sprees and drama, the Florida Panthers and GM Dale Tallon have been quietly adding pieces to last season’s Southeast Division championship roster. The Panthers may not have made many headlines, but they have made...

Glen Miller’s Favorite New York Rangers: 10-5

We’re through 17 of my all-time favorite Rangers and now we’re into the top-10. Who made it and who didn’t? Let’s get right to it. 10. John Scott – The behemoth that is John Scott really didn’t make my list. I was merely testing you to see if you were really reading. Do, seriously now…… [...]

Shane Doan Reportedly Meeting With Rangers

Per Arizona Sports, free agent winger Shane Doan is in New York to meet with Rangers' management and discuss a potential deal to bring him to the team. Doan had waited to see if Phoenix could clear up its ownership situation but is apparently tired of waiting. New York is his first visit as a free agent. Unless you have an irrational hatred of Shane Doan, this is excellent news...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.