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Canucks re-sign Kyle Wellwood

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed Centre Kyle Wellwood. In keeping with club policy terms were not disclosed.


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Wellwood, 26, recorded 27 points (18-9-27) in 74 games in 2008.09 with Vancouver. He set career highs for goals (18), power play goals (10) and game-winning goals (3) in a single season. The Canucks centre also ranked third in the League for the best shooting percentage (19.1%) this past season. Wellwood added six points (1-5-6) in ten playoff games.

In 263 NHL regular season games with Vancouver and Toronto, Wellwood has registered 135 points (49-86-135) and 18 penalty minutes.

The Windsor, Ontario native was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round, 134th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1998-1999 Tecumseh  OHA-B   51 22 41 63   12          
1999-2000 Belleville Bulls  OHL   65 14 37 51   14          
2000-2001 Belleville Bulls  OHL   68 35 83 118   24          
2001-2002 Belleville Bulls  OHL   28 16 24 40 0 4 4 0 4    
2001-2002 Windsor Spitfires  OHL   26 14 21 35 1 0 6 0 3    
2002-2003 Windsor Spitfires  OHL   57 41 59 100 18 0 14 2      
2002-2003 Canada  WJC-A   6 1 4 5   0          
2003-2004 Maple Leafs   1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2003-2004 St. John's  AHL   76 20 35 55 -14 6 9 0 1    
2004-2005 St. John's  AHL   80 38 49 87 11 20 11 0 8    
2005-2006 Maple Leafs   81 11 34 45 0 14 3 0 0 117 9.4
2006-2007 Maple Leafs   48 12 30 42 3 0 7 0 2 99 12.1
2007-2008 Maple Leafs   59 8 13 21 -12 0 5 0 1 57 14.0
2008-2009 Canucks   74 18 9 27 2 4 10 0 3 94 19.1
NHL Totals:   263 49 86 135 -8 18 25 0 6 368 13.3
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1999-2000 Belleville Bulls  OHL   16 3 7 10   6          
2000-2001 Belleville Bulls  OHL   10 3 16 19   4          
2001-2002 Windsor Spitfires  OHL   16 12 12 24   0          
2002-2003 Windsor Spitfires  OHL   7 5 9 14 -2 0 2 0      
2004-2005 St. John's  AHL   5 2 2 4 -3 2 1 0 1    
2008-2009 Canucks   10 1 5 6 -1 0 0 0 0 7 14.3
NHL Totals:   10 1 5 6 -1 0 0 0 0 7 14.3
 
 Career Notes
OHL First All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Sportsman of the Year (2003) Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Toronto, June 25, 2008.

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