Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Craig Weller
Craig Weller was born March 17, 1981 in Calgary, Alberta. The fifth round, 167th overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Weller honed his skills in the Western Hockey League with the Kootenay Ice.

A hard working right winger, Weller left Minnesota-Duluth and signed as a free agent with the Kootenay Ice of the WHL in 2001. In his second and final year with his junior club, he appeared in 69 games and helped the Ice to a Memorial Cup Championship. The following season, Weller would make his pro hockey debut splitting his time between the Hartford Wolfpack and Charlote Checkers of the AHL and ECHL respectively. He would remain with the Wolfpack for the better part of four seasons and serve as the club's captain in 2006-07.

Weller became a free agent in the summer of 2007, and shortly after he signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes. He stint in Phoenix however was short lived, after only a single season in the desert, Weller signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild.

Not long into the 2009-10 season, Weller was part of a package traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Chuck Kobasew.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Weller was on the move again, this time traded to the Florida Panthers as part of a deal that saw Boston acquire Dennis Seidenberg.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Calgary Flames AMHL 33 2 10 12 65 3 0 1 1 2
1998-99 Calgary Canucks AJHL 49 4 14 18 80 13 0 1 1 10
1999-00 Calgary Canucks AJHL 53 3 14 17 100 4 0 0 0 4
2000-01 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 6 0 1 1 0
2000-01 Kootenay Ice WHL 30 1 5 6 40 +13 11 0 2 2 26
2001-02 Kootenay Ice WHL 69 5 13 18 127 +30 22 3 7 10 27
2001-02 Kootenay Ice M-Cup 4 0 1 1 11
2002-03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 11 0 0 0 8 +1 2 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 48 3 11 14 84 +7
2003-04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 68 5 9 14 86 +10 16 2 2 4 30
2004-05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 76 10 9 19 182 +7 6 0 1 1 6
2005-06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 80 12 21 33 152 +3 13 2 3 5 44
2006-07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 56 11 6 17 96 -4 4 0 0 0 4
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 59 3 8 11 80 -7
2008-09 Minnesota Wild NHL 36 1 2 3 47 -3
2009-10 Houston Aeros AHL 5 0 1 1 7 -2
2009-10 Providence Bruins AHL 55 4 10 14 62 -2
2009-10 Chicago Wolves AHL 14 0 3 3 21 -2 4 0 0 0 4
2010-11 Cardiff Devils Britain 39 14 37 51 48 4 2 0 2 6
2011-12 EC VSV Villach Austria 45 5 6 11 107
2012-13 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 34 0 1 1 36 4 0 1 1 27
NHL Totals 95 4 10 14 127


WHL West Second All-Star Team (2002) Left University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA) and signed as a free agent by Kootenay (WHL), January 7, 2001. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 11, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 19, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2008. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to various injuries and as a healthy reserve. Traded to Boston by Minnesota with Alexander Fallstrom and Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Alexander Khokhlachev) in 2011 Entry Draft for Chuck Kobasew, October 18, 2009. Traded to Florida by Boston with Byron Bitz and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Alexander Petrovic) in 2010 Entry Draft for Dennis Seidenberg and Matt Bartkowski, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Cardiff (Britain), November 1, 2010.