Aces Receive Wellar From Peoria

ANCHORAGE – The Kelly Cup champion Alaska Aces announced that defenseman Patrick Wellar has been assigned from the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League.

The Aces are the ECHL affiliate of the Rivermen of the AHL and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.

Selected in the third round (77th overall) by the Washington Capitals in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-3 and 210-pound Wellar has played two games for Peoria, registering two penalty minutes.

In 2005-06, the 23-year-old had 19 points (6g-13a) in 53 regular season games and six points (2g-4a) in 22 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs while also playing five games for Peoria.

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