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...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Wednesday Quick Hits

Wednesday Quick Hits * There is no new information to pass along on the status of unsigned restricted free agents Brandon Manning and Eric Wellwood. I hope to have updates by tomorrow. * The second episode of Flight Plan will debut on the Flyers' official Web site tonight at 7 p.m. EDT. The installment, entitled "Tough…Mean…Flyer,” will take a look at...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Qualify RFAs, Acquire Forward Kris Newbury

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers News NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsBlake KesselBrandon ManningDanny Syvreteric wellwoodKris NewburyMitch WahlOliver LauridsenFollowing the exhausting marathon that was the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers spent Monday taking care of business with their farm team. Earlier in the day, the organization tendered qualifying offers to four...
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Extend Qualifying Offers

The Flyers have extended qualifying offers to four of their six restricted free agents. (Photos of Gustafsson, Lauridsen, and Wellwood by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images; Photo of Manning by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Philadelphia Flyers have sent out qualifying offers to four of their six restricted free agents, this according to...
Via The Hockey Guys
July 01, 2013  |  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...
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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...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Wellwood’s Leg Severely Sliced During AHL Game, Skate Gets ‘Filled With Blood’ (Photo)

Eric Wellwood probably never thought he’d be compared to Curt Schilling.  After all, Wellwood is a hockey player. On Sunday, the forward for the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, suffered a gruesome cut to his right leg, just above the ankle, according to The 23-year-old from Ontario was sliced by a skate away from the play during the Phantoms’...
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Cut Tendon Injury

from the PostStar, The Sound Tigers won 4-1 behind two goals from David Ullstrom, but the Phantoms also lost left wing Eric Wellwood to a severe lower leg injury in the second period. Wellwood fell into the boards on a penalty kill and caught the back of his right leg with his own skate, cutting tendons. He skated to the bench, then off the ice with the trainer while the...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Adirondack Phantoms 4, Connecticut Whale 3

Glens Falls, NY, March 9, 2013 – Jason Akeson completed a late-game comeback with his third goal of the game at 17:12 of the third period Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center, as the Adirondack Phantoms stunned the Connecticut Whale with a 4-3 win. The Whale led 3-1 before the Phantoms reeled off three goals in a span of 3:04, starting at the 14:08 mark of the third...
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March 09, 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

Daily Buzz: Sixers Fall Late, Phillies Sign Two

Image courtesy of Sporting News The Sixers looked to win their first back to back wins since November 30th on Monday night.  After a close game in which the Sixers started out red hot, the team fell by 3. The Flyers are headed to New York Rangers, a team they beat last Thursday for the first time in their last 9 meetings. The Phillies signed a former 2008 World Series champion....
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Phantoms Making Move To Comcast Network After Movember

Is life without hockey unbearable? Well you are in luck because starting in December the Comcast Network will begin airing select Adirondack Phantoms' games. Depending on the length of the NHL lockout, these games could feature some of your favorite young Flyers such as Sean Couturier, Brayden Schenn, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Eric Wellwood, Erik Gustafsson, Harry Zolnierczyk and Zac...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Friday Reports, Saturday Games

Oct. 19, 2012 (11:15 PM EDT) There were 13 Flyers-related games played in various leagues on Friday. Here's the full rundown: AHL: PHANTOMS FALL TO 1-2-0 The Adirondack Phantoms dropped a tough 2-1 decision to the St. John's IceCaps in the first of back-to-back games in Newfoundland. The lone Phantoms goal was scored in the second period Andrew Johnston, assisted...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Flyers AHL assignments, Phantoms, Arena Fever EBEL Game

At some point prior to the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement late tomorrow night, the Flyers are likely to announce that their players on entry-level contracts -- Sean Couturier, Brayden Schenn, Erik Gustafsson, Zac Rinaldo and Eric Wellwood -- have been assigned to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms. Yesterday, the Flyers placed veteran defenseman Danny Syvret...
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September 14, 2012  |  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

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Potential Phantoms, Smithers Connections

Several people have asked me which Flyers players are eligible to be assigned to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms in the event of an NHL lockout that delays the start of the 2012-13 season. The potential list consists of the players on entry-level contracts: Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier (who turns 20 in December), Eric Wellwood, Zac Rinaldo and Erik Gustafsson. Back in 2004...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 20, 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

One Game At A Time

As much as I want to avoid saying this, the Flyers are facing elimination and now have to take this series one game at a time.  The Flyers are down in the series 3 games to 1, and now return to Philadelphia for game 5.  As we said last series when the Flyers were up 3-0 in the first round, the fourth win is ALWAYS the hardest. The Flyers haven't played "Flyers hockey...
Via Buzz On Broad
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Briere Nets Two, Flyers Burn Devils in OT

The Flyers, despite another slow start in the 1st period on Sunday afternoon, were able to defeat the NJ Devils in overtime of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 4-3. Danny Briere has truly lived up to his title of "Mr. Playoffs" yet again this year, netting 2 goals (the Flyers' first and GW in OT) en route to the Flyers victory. In case you missed the game...
Via Buzz On Broad
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Lack of composure dooming Penguins

Photo Courtesy of AP/Yahoo Sports By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) Wondering why the Pittsburgh Penguins are behind three games to none in their first round series against the Philadelphia Flyers? A five minute stretch by Chris Kunitz late in the second period helps to explain. With 7:30 remaining in the second period and Pittsburgh trailing by only one goal, Kunitz dragged...
Via The Hockey Guys
April 16, 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

Panthers 2, Flyers 1

Stephen Weiss and Sean Bergenheim both scored, and Scott Clemmensen stopped 35 shots to lead the Florida Panthers to their fifth straight win, 2-1 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Eric Wellwood scored for the Flyers. Clemmensen was outstanding for the Southeast Division leaders and he outplayed counterpart Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov is one of the hottest players in...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers stead in win over Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Stephen Weiss and Sean Bergenheim both scored, and Scott Clemmensen stopped 35 shots to lead the Florida Panthers to their fifth straight win, 2-1 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Eric Wellwood scored for the Flyers. Clemmensen was outstanding for the Southeast Division leaders and he outplayed counterpart Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov is one of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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