Inferno Sign Defenseman Wellar

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Inferno announced that they have signed defenseman Patrick Wellar.

The Inferno are the ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

Selected by the Washington Capitals in the third round (77th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 24 year old had 14 points (7g-7a) and 101 penalty minutes in 53 regular season games and four points (1g-3a) and 20 penalty minutes in 15 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for Alaska in 2006-07 while also playing in the AHL where he had one assist and nine penalty minutes in 21 games for Peoria.

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