The Ducks announced on Friday that they have acquired left wing Shawn Weller from Ottawa in exchange for right wing Jason Bailey.
Weller, 23 (7/8/86), played for the Binghamton Senators last season, Ottawa’s primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). He appeared in a career-high 70 contests, collecting 4-5=9 points with 57 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-2, 199-pound winger recorded 1-1=2 points for his first multiple-point game of the season on Jan. 16 vs. Wilkes-Barre. Weller also appeared in four contests with Elmira of the ECHL last season, earning 1-1=2 points with two PIM.
Originally selected by Ottawa in the third round (77th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Weller has appeared in 134 career AHL contests, recording 12-13=25 points with 101 PIM. The Glens Falls, NY native played three seasons of college hockey at Clarkson University of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), earning 36-42=78 points with 237 PIM in 109 career games. He led the club in goals and points in 2006-07, collecting 19-21=40 points in 39 games. In 2005, Weller played for Team USA’s Under-20 team at the IIHF World Junior Championships, appearing in seven contests.
Bailey, 22 (6/4/87), appeared in 35 games with Bakersfield (ECHL) in his first professional season in 2008-09, scoring 4-6=10 points with 44 PIM. Originally selected by Anaheim in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Bailey also appeared in two contests with Iowa (AHL) last season, going scoreless. In two seasons of junior hockey with Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Bailey scored 15-18=33 points with 166 PIM. The Ottawa, Ontario native also played two seasons of college hockey with the University of Michigan (CCHA) from 2005-07.