With the #172nd pick in the 2009 NHL draft, the Flyers select LW — Eric Wellwood

With their second sixth-round pick, the Flyers go forward once more, selecting left-winger Eric Wellwood, brother of Vancouver’s Kyle Wellwood.  Eric  however, doesn’t quite have the skill of his older sibling.  Billed as a smallish checking forward, at 5’11, 180 lbs., Wellwood is not a big guy, but is a worker.  He had a good year with Windsor of the OHL, scoring 16 goals an 18 assists in 61 games, but he isn’t a pure scorer in the least.  If Eric had his work ethic with the talent of his brother, he would have gone a lot sooner in the draft.  The Flyers hope he can grow into a player at the NHL level, for he is a project.

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