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Three-time Kelly Cup champion Wellar returns to Aces


ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Aces announced that defenseman Patrick Wellar will return to the club he helped win a Kelly Cup with in 2006.

Wellar, 31, spent last season with the Utah Grizzlies. Besides the Kelly Cup he won with Alaska, Wellar played for South Carolina (2009) and Reading (2013) when they won ECHL championships. He is one of just four individuals to have captured three Kelly Cup titles. Additionally, Wellar was a Calder Cup champion with Hershey in 2010.

With the Aces, Wellar tallied 33 points (13g-20a) in 106 regular season games over two seasons. A native of Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Wellar was selected in the third round of the 2002 Entry NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals.