|6 ft 4 in (0 m)|
220 lb (100 kg)
|Born||March 17 1981,|
Calgary, AB, CAN
|NHL Draft||167th overall, 2000|
St. Louis Blues
|Pro Career||2002 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Weller was the St. Louis Blues 5th round choice, 167th overall, in the 2000 NHL Draft. After playing with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL and the Hartford Wolfpack of the American Hockey League, he was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes on July 19, 2007.
He scored his first career NHL goal on October 25, 2007 against the Anaheim Ducks; the goal turned out to be the game winning goal.
On July 1, 2008, Weller signed a two-year, $1.2 million contract with the Minnesota Wild. On October 18, 2009, he was traded to the Boston Bruins along with prospect Alexander Fallstrom and a second round draft pick in 2011 in exchange for Chuck Kobasew.
On the 1st of November 2010, the Cardiff Devils of the EIHL in the UK announced they had signed Weller, who was a free agent at the time. He became the most experienced NHL player after Theoren Fleury to play in the Elite League, playing in his preferred position as a defenceman.
With Weller on board, the Cardiff Devils embarked on 22 game unbeaten streak, breaking the league record and coming close to the world record. However, the Devils narrowly missed out on the league title, finishing level on points with the Sheffield Steelers but having won 1 regulation game less, before being beaten in the Playoff final 5-4 to the Nottingham Panthers. After his first season in the UK Weller quickly established himself as a reliable, solid two way defenceman, drawing admiration from across the league, culminating in 3 awards - League Player of the Season (Journalist's Choice),Player of the Season (Voted by League GM's and Coaches) and Defenceman of the Season (Voted by League GM's and Coaches).
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1997–98||Calgary AAA Flames||AMHL||33||2||10||12||65||3||0||1||1||2|
|2002–03||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||11||0||0||0||8||2||0||0||0||0|
|2003–04||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||68||5||9||14||86||16||2||2||4||30|
|2004–05||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||76||10||9||19||182||6||0||1||1||6|
|2005–06||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||80||12||21||33||152||13||2||3||5||44|
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||56||11||6||17||96||4||0||0||0||4|
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|West Second All-Star Team||2002|
|Defenseman of the season||2011|
|Player of the season||2011|
|League Player of the season||2011|
References[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- Craig Weller's NHL player profile
- Craig Weller's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Craig Weller at TSN.ca
- Craig Weller's biography at Legends of Hockey
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