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Fromer Flyer Prospect Eric Wellwood Retires At 24, Takes OHL Coaching Job

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons / Michael Miller / Creative Commons If you’re a hockey fan, you may have heard the story of Eric Wellwood. If you follow the Philadelphia Flyers, sorry to bring back the painful memories. If you aren’t aware of Welly’s woes, here’s the story: during a game in April 2013, Wellwood was checked hard into the boards, but lost his footing on the way...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wellwood still trying to make NHL comeback

Eric Wellwood, still recovering from the hockey scare of a lifetime, came off the ice this week after practice wearing a jersey he’d worn before. It didn’t have a Flyers logo or even an Adirondack Phantoms emblem on it. He was wearing the threads from his old Ontario Hockey League team, the Windsor Spitfires. These days, the 23-year-old winger is a volunteer coach for his hometown...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

AHL’s Eric Wellwood suffered nasty injury that resulted in this bloody skate (Picture)

Hockey skates can be some of the most dangerous pieces of equipment in sports, and unfortunately we are reminded of that several times throughout the course of a season. The latest victim of a hockey skate injury was Eric Wellwood of the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms, who actually somehow cut his own leg with his skate. The end result, as you can see, was frightening. According to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Player leaves bloody skate behind after injury

Eric Wellwood, left winger for the Flyers AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms, suffered what can only be described as a gruesome injury on Sunday afternoon, as the 23-year-old prospect severed tendons and blood vessels just above his right ankle, the result of cutting himself with his own skate after falling into the boards during the team’s 4-1 loss to Bridgeport. The injury was...
Via The Last Angry Fan
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Wellwood Unlikely to Earn Call-Up Again

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers NewsTags: eric wellwoodMarcel NoebelsWayne SimmondsWayne Simmonds sat out Saturday night’s tilt against the Carolina Hurricanes with concussion issues after taking an errant elbow to the head from Washington Capitals’ defenseman John Erskine on Friday night. Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced on Sunday that Simmonds...
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Wellwood condolences, Flyer Landmarks, Meet the LCB Line

Condolences go out to Flyers forward Eric Wellwood and brother Kyle on the loss of their 91-year-old grandfather, Harold. The Windsor Star reports that Mr. Wellwood passed away on Thursday. According to the Windsor Star's eloquently written obituary by Mary Caton, Mr. Wellwood was the type of grandfather that everyone would love to have. Both Wellwood brothers, but especially...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Flyers' Wellwood Will Likely Earn Roster Spot

In a year that saw many rookies called up to the Flyers to replace injured players, Eric Wellwood made the most of his opportunity.  Wellwood, 22, was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He signed an entry level contract in March of 2010, and has spent most of his career with the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL). When James van Riemsdyk was...
Via Buzz On Broad
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Wellwood vs Harry Z, Today in Flyers History

At various junctures of the 2011-12 season, 11 different rookies suited up for the Flyers. Seven started during the playoffs, including checking forward Eric Wellwood, who dressed for all 11 postseason games the club played after being recalled from Adirondack in the second half of the season. Heading into next season, it appears that Wellwood has the inside track to a starting...
Via HockeyBuzz
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Eric Wellwood Making the Most of His Opportunity

Image Courtesy of AP By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) Entering the 2011-12 preseason, Philadelphia Flyers forward Eric Wellwood had a legitimate chance to earn a roster spot out of camp. Instead, the 22-year old found himself back in Adirondack for a second straight season. But following an injury to James van Riemsdyk in early March, Wellwood was given his first extended look...
Via The Hockey Guys
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

The Eric Wellwood Waivers Situation

Eric Wellwood celebrates as he scores his first goal as a Flyer. | Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images   By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) I want to preface this article by crediting Jen over at Broad Street Hockey for being the first to discuss this matter. She was the first person—or at least the first that I saw—to do it (and besides, there are few people besides her...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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