It appears as though Kyle Wellwood will be spending this season in the ‘Peg, as the club announced Friday that they have signed the forward to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
The 28-year old, Windsor, Ontario native has played 373 career NHL games spent between the San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, and of course the Toronto Maple Leafs. Over his seven-NHL seasons, Wellwood scored 68 goals, and 105 assists.
Kyle Wellwood was drafted in the 5th round, 134rd overall in 2001, by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played his first professional game as a member of the Maple Leafs’ AHL team St. John’s Maple Leafs. Ironically, the Winnipeg Jets’ official AHL affiliate is the newly formed St. John’s Ice Caps. While with the St. John’s leafs, Wellwood produced 142 points in 156 games, hopefully, Wellwood can regain form which he once had in St. Johns.
Wellwood’s most productive season come during the 2006-07 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs when he scored 12 goals and 42 points in only 48 games.