Eric Wellwood Shines In His NHL Debut With The Philadelphia Flyers

November 3rd, 2010 by Chris Schaefer Leave a reply »
Twenty-year-old Eric Wellwood was one of a few Flyers' prospects who got a look in the preseason. He has only played 11 games with the Flyers' AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms, but due to Andre Nodl’s injury and Daniel Briere’s suspension he has been called up to play with the big boys.

What is even more surprising than getting a call out of the blue telling you that your services are needed in the NHL? Finding out you’ll be playing on a line with the captain Michael Richards and forward James Van Riemsdyk.

He looked like a natural in his first game at the NHL level, showing great poise for such an inexperienced player. He seemed to find his place on the ice fairly easily and got a few offensive opportunities.

Wellwood said of the adjustment: “The speed of the NHL isn’t what I had to adjust to as much as the fact that everyone is in position all the time and if you’re caught out of position the opposition will capitalize on it.“

He had a game high six shots, a couple nice plays on the defensive end and logged over 13 minutes on the ice.

Wellwood most likely will head ...

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