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Canucks Sign Centre Kyle Wellwood

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis today announced that the club has signed centre Kyle Wellwood. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wellwood was claimed off of waivers by the Canucks on July 25th after four seasons as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Wellwood, 25, played 59 games with the Maple Leafs last season, recording eight goals and 13 assists (8-13-21). He played his first NHL game in 2003-04 and in 189 career games has scored 31 goals, adding 77 assists (31-77-108) and 14 penalty minutes.

The 5-foot-10, 180 lbs. native of Windsor, Ontario, was selected by Toronto in the 5th round of 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  OHL   65 14 37 51   14          
2000-2001 Belleville  OHL   68 35 83 118   24          
2001-2002 Belleville  OHL   28 16 24 40 0 4 4 0 4    
2001-2002 Windsor  OHL   26 14 21 35 1 0 6 0 3    
2002-2003 Windsor  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
NHL Totals:   189 31 77 108 -10 14 15 0 3 274 11.3
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1999-2000 Belleville  OHL   16 3 7 10   6          
2000-2001 Belleville  OHL   10 3 16 19   4          
2001-2002 Windsor  OHL   16 12 12 24   0          
2002-2003 Windsor  OHL   7 5 9 14 -2 0 2 0      
2004-2005 St. John's  AHL   5 2 2 4 -3 2 1 0 1    
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