Canucks recall Krog and Wellwood
The Vancouver Canucks, the NHL affiliate of the Manitoba Moose, announced today they have recalled forwards Jason Krog and Kyle Wellwood from the Moose.
Krog, 32, has played in four games with the Moose this season where he's scored five points (1-4-5) to sit in second place in team scoring. He scored his first goal as a Moose Oct. 11/08 and has collected a point in each game this season. Last season, the Fernie, BC native appeared in all 80 games with the Calder Cup champion Chicago Wolves and led the entire league in scoring in not only the regular season, but also the post-season. During the regular season, Krog became just the third player in the AHL's 72-year history to lead the league in goals (39), assists (73), and points (112). At the end of the regular season, Krog was voted the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL's Most Valuable Player. Krog followed up that career season with 12 goals and a record-tying 28 assists for 36 points in just 24 Calder Cup playoff games, including four points (3G,1A) in the title-clinching Game 6 over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In just the past two seasons alone with the Wolves, Krog scored 65 goals and 127 assists for 192 points in just 124 games. During his nine-year pro career, Krog has played in 303 AHL games with Providence, Lowell, Springfield, Bridgeport, Cincinnati, and Chicago. In that span, he's scored 127 goals and 235 assists for 362 points and 105 penalty minutes. He previously reached the Calder Cup finals in 2002 as a member of the Sound Tigers. In 65 total Calder Cup playoff games, he's collected 27 goals and 55 assists for 82 points and 27 penalty minutes. Krog also has extensive NHL experience with 198 games with the New York Islanders, Atlanta, Anaheim, and New York Rangers. He has scored 21 NHL goals and 37 assists for 58 points. In 2003, he reached the Stanley Cup final as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. He was also the winner of the Hobey Baker Award as the top college hockey player in the U.S. back in 1999 while playing with the University of New Hampshire Wildcats.
Wellwood, 25, did not appear in any games for the Moose after being assigned to Manitoba on Oct. 18/08. The Windsor, ON native has appeared in one game this season with the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 13/08 at Washington. Wellwood has played in 190 career games in the National Hockey League over six seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver. He has scored 108 points (31-77-108) and collected only 14 penalty minutes. In 156 career American Hockey League games with St. John's, Wellwood scored 142 points (58-84-177) and 26 penalty minutes. He scored two goals and two assists for the St. John's Maple Leafs when they faced the Moose in the 2005 Calder Cup Divisional Semi-Final. Wellwood was named to the AHL All-Star Classic in both 2004 and 2005. He was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs with their fifth choice, 134th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
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