|Assets:||Sees the ice better than most players and has very deft touch whenever handling the puck. Is an accomplished playmaker who makes his linemates better. Can play both center and wing.|
|Flaws:||His skating has always been an issue and always will be. Also, his play in the defensive zone isn't very good and he isn't physical at all. At times, he can be accused of not working hard enough.|
|Career Potential:||Creative, versatile playmaker with limitations.|
|Canadian Major Junior||Sportsmanlike Player of the Year||2002-03|
|Canadian Major Junior||Third All-Star Team||2000-01|
|OHL||Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy||2000-01|
|OHL||William Hanley Trophy||2002-03|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2000-01|
|4/27/2013||Missed the last 2 regular season games (hand injury).|
|4/23/2013||Hand injury, remainder of the regular season.|
|7/13/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Winnipeg Jets to a one-year contract.|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 3 regular season games (broken left foot).|
|4/03/2012||Broken left foot, remainder of the regular season.|
|2/11/2012||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|9/09/2011||Signed as a unrestricted free agent by the Winnipeg Jets to a one-year contract.|
|1/18/2011||Claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Blues.|
|1/17/2011||Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a one-year contract.|
|10/01/2010||Released from training camp by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|9/16/2010||Invited to training camp by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|11/01/2009||Missed 4 games (foot injury).|
|10/25/2009||Foot injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/30/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|2/12/2009||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|10/21/2008||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/18/2008||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|7/01/2008||Signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|6/25/2008||Claimed off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|6/24/2008||Placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 4 games of the regular season (groin surgery).|
|4/01/2008||Groin surgery, day-to-day.|
|11/06/2007||Missed 15 games (groin).|
|9/23/2007||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/17/2007||Missed 1 game (general soreness).|
|3/16/2007||General soreness, day-to-day.|
|3/10/2007||Missed 33 games (sports hernia).|
|2/11/2007||Sports hernia, mid-March.|
|12/22/2006||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/17/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year contract.|
|10/07/2005||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|10/04/2005||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|1/09/2004||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|1/07/2004||Recalled from St. John's (AHL).|
|9/27/2003||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|5/07/2003||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|9/18/2002||Returned to his junior team (Windsor-OHL).|
|9/12/2001||Returned to Belleville (OHL).|
|9/09/2011||Signed as a unrestricted free agent by the Winnipeg Jets.|
|1/18/2011||Claimed by the San Jose Sharks off waivers from the St. Louis Blues.|
|1/17/2011||Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|6/25/2008||Claimed by the Vancouver Canucks off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 5th round (134th overall) in 2001.|
Kyle Wellwood isn't attending Sharks' camp | 09/05/2013 10:22 AM
NewsAlthough there have been reports to the contrary, Kyle Wellwood currently has no plans to attend the San Jose Sharks' training camp.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactWellwood and the Sharks haven't been in contact about the possibility of an invite on a professional tryout basis. Wellwood is an unrestricted free agent after recording six goals and 15 points in 39 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season.
Kyle Wellwood suffers long-term hand injury | 04/23/2013 6:54 AM
NewsKyle Wellwood suffered a long-term hand injury Monday night, which will likely end his season.
ImpactHe blocked a shot from Thomas Vanek in the second period and returned to finish the stanza, but didn't play in the third. Nik Antropov is projected to be available to play and take Wellwood's place in the lineup.
Kyle Wellwood nets two goals Saturday | 04/20/2013 6:06 PM
NewsKyle Wellwood scored two goals in a 5-4 shootout loss Saturday.
ImpactBryan Little and Zach Bogosian each netted a goal for the Jets. Grant Clitsome and Andrew Ladd each assisted on two of Winnipeg's four goals.
Kyle Wellwood nets 1st goal of the year | 03/05/2013 11:29 PM
NewsKyle Wellwood scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Florida.
ImpactAndrew Ladd and Ron Hainsey assisted on Winnipeg's only score of the game. Wellwood had been a healthy scratch for the Jets lately, so getting a goal should keep him in the lineup.
Kyle Wellwood may play Tuesday | 03/05/2013 8:25 AM
NewsKyle Wellwood did some work on a line with Jim Slater and Eric Tangradi during Monday's practice session.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactThe moved suggests he might return to the lineup Tuesday night. Wellwood has two assists in 15 games this season and he hasn't played since Feb. 23.
Jets scratch Kyle Wellwood on Tuesday | 01/23/2013 10:09 AM
NewsKyle Wellwood was a healthy scratch for the Jets on Tuesday during the team's first victory of the 2013 campaign.
ImpactHe opened the year on the top line with Olli Jokinen and Evander Kane, but that spot went to Blake Wheeler for Tuesday's contest and his lineup spot went to waiver claim pickup James Wright. "I thought Kyle was good in the game, good in both games, it's just that you play heavy games and he looked tired and looked a little slower, we wanted some activity against the forecheck," said coach Claude Noel. "Against Washington, we wanted to utilize a little bit more speed in the game and throughout the lineup." Wellwood's fitness has come into question before, but it doesn't sound like Noel was trying to send a message to the shifty forward.
Kyle Wellwood opens camp with Jokinen, Kane | 01/15/2013 10:04 AM
NewsKyle Wellwood has been practicing on the Jets top line with Olli Jokinen and Evander Kane for the early portion of training camp.
Impact"I'm amazed how smart he is, the hockey sense he's got," Jokinen said of Wellwood. "He can play with any player and make any player better. He's such a great little player. I'm amazed how good he is in these two days I've seen him." He compared Wellwood to his former Florida teammate Josef Stumpl and Kane drew lofty comparisons to Calgary's Jarome Iginla. "He's got good wheels, he's got an unbelievable wrist shot, he loves to score goals and he's a shoot-first guy," Jokinen said of Kane. "He's the type of player that Iggy was in Calgary, too." The trio may stay together to open the year, but it's not set in stone yet.
|Goals||18||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Wpg)|
|Penalty Minutes||14||2005-06 (Tor)|
|Power Play Goals||10||2008-09 (Van)|
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