Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 7/20/12
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 player and his skillset does not translate well in the NHL; especially in John Tortorella's system. Wellman has only 9 points in 41 NHL games and will be 25 in October; there is likely not much more room for him to grow. I would have liked to see Wellman in the pre-season to see if his skill could be of use, if only temporarily. With Zuccarello gone the Rangers don't have many offensive options should a call-up be necessary. Still, it's hard to be upset at what amounts to Erik Christensen and a 7th in return for a 5th rounder. Christensen is a player who could have easily hit waivers so getting anything at ...
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