The Washington Capitals have announced that they have recalled Casey Wellman and Patrick Wey from the Hershey Bears. The Capitals are playing back-to-back games against the Pittsburgh Penguins and could use some fresh legs. Both players have seen action with the Caps this season.
Here is the Capitals press release on the transactions.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Casey Wellman and defenseman Patrick Wey from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Wellman, 26, has registered three points (two goals, one assist) in 10 games with the Capitals this season. The 6’0”, 183-pound forward made his Washington debut on Dec. 17 at Philadelphia and scored his first Capitals goal on Jan. 25 at Montreal. Wellman has tallied 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) and four penalty minutes in 51 career NHL games with Minnesota and Washington. The Brentwood, Calif., native played in 46 games with Hershey this season, recording 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. Wellman ranks second among Bears skaters in goals this season and fifth on the team in points. He has collected 164 points (68 goals, 96 assists) and 73 penalty minutes in 215 career AHL games with Houston, Connecticut, San Antonio and Hershey.
Wey, 22, played in three games with the Capitals this season, registering two assists. The 6’3”, 212-pound defenseman made his NHL debut on Dec. 7 against Nashville and earned his first NHL point with an assist on Feb. 6 against Winnipeg. Wey has appeared in 25 games with Hershey in 2013-14, registering six points (one goal, five assists) and 24 penalty minutes. Wey began the season with the Reading Royals (ECHL), tallying three assists in eight games. The Pittsburgh native was drafted by Washington in the fourth round, 115th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.