SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive V.P./GM Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired F Zach Hamill from the Washington Capitals in exchange for F Casey Wellman.
Hamill, 24, was selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round (8th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He has appeared in 20 National Hockey League games, all with Boston (2009-2012), registering four assists and four PIM.
The Vancouver, British Columbia, native has played in 40 games with the Hershey Bears (American Hockey League) this season scoring 11 goals with 11 assists. For his career in the AHL, he has played in 296 contests with Providence (2007-2012) and Hershey scoring 55 goals with 106 assists.
Wellman, 25, played in 37 games with San Antonio this season recording 23 points (7-16-23).
Florida hosts the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen live on FOX Sports Florida and heard on 560 WQAM.
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