GLENS FALLS, NY - Rookie winger Eric Wellwood is being rewarded for his hard work with a call up to the Philadelphia Flyers. The 20 year old native of Windsor, Ontario is expected to make his NHL debut Monday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Flyers also announced that defenseman Oskars Bartulis will return to the NHL club following his conditioning assignment with the Phantoms in which he played four games recording one assist.
Wellwood is a product of the Windsor Spitfires and is coming off back-to-back Memorial Cup championships with the team. In his pro career with the Phantoms he has scored 3 goals and 1 assist in 11 games. His first goal as a pro was the game winner in the Phantoms’ come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Syracuse on October 15 in the team’s home opener.
The Flyers 6th round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft had 31 goals and 68 points last year for the Spitfires last year where he was teammates with 2010 #1 draft pick Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers. Wellwood had a four goal game for the Spitfires at Sioux Ste. Marie on October 30, 2009.
He played in two games with the Flyers this preseason recording one assist.
Wellwood is the younger brother of NHL’er Kyle Wellwood who has played 338 NHL games with Toronto and Vancouver scoring 63 goals and 97 assists.
Adirondack's next home games are Thursday, November 11 through Saturday, November 13 against Toronto, Norfolk and Abbotsford in back-to-back games. The November 11th game is Faith and Family Night with the Phantoms. The Saturday, November 13th game will feature Phantoms Mini-Sticks for the first 1,000 kids (age 14 and younger) courtesy of Hometown Chevrolet and also the 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Guns and Hoses game with local public safety representatives taking on the NYPD hockey team at 3pm.
Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games are on sale now. Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their great group rate packages.
The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season and is the top development league for the NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million fans attend AHL games every year.
Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey! A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.