SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Minnesota Wild
President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed right wing Craig Weller
to a multi-year contract.
Weller, 27 (3/17/81), totaled 11 points (3-8=11) and 80 penalty minutes in 59 games for the Phoenix Coyotes
in 2007-08, his first NHL campaign. He spent the previous five seasons with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack
, including a career-best 34 points (12-22=34) to go along with 152 PIM in 2005-06.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, was St. Louis’ fifth-round pick (No. 167 overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Weller helped the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Kootenay Ice
to a Memorial Cup title in 2002, and also appeared in six games with the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2000-01, picking up one assist.