TUESDAYS STORYLINES: When Casey Wellman takes the ice tonight in San Jose it will be his first time playing in his hometown arena as a professional hockey player. Wellman isnt a stranger to the ice at the H.P. Pavilion, as a child Wellman was part of the Junior Sharks Program and skated between periods at the Sharks games.
I am really excitedMy parents have never seen me play a professional game yet so it is really good to get in front of them, said Wellman of playing in San Jose tonight.
The 24 year old is one of four active players born in California and the Sharks were a big part of his youth. Wellman was four years old during the Sharks inaugural season in 1991-92.
Just to see that level and come and see it in real life is good to view it, I think they were a big influence, added Wellman.
Wellmans father Brad was a professional baseball player, and though Wellman played baseball as a child, he found hockey to be his true love.
My dad loved hockey and was a big fan of it, wh...