Jeremy Welsh (C)
2011-12: Appeared in his first NHL season with Carolina, playing in one game after signing as a free agent at the conclusion of his college season... Made his NHL debut at FLA (4/7), totaling four penalty minutes in 16:32 of ice time.
COLLEGE: Recorded 27 goals, 17 assists (44 points) and 47 penalty minutes in 40 games for Union College (ECAC Hockey) in 2011-12, ranking first on the team and fourth in the NCAA in goals (27)... His 27 goals were a school record... Was named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month for March, Most Outstanding Player of the ECAC Championship and Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA East Regional in Bridgeport, CT... Also received the William A. Pike Award, presented to a Union College junior male athlete for attitude, ability, participation and achievement in intercollegiate sports... Had nine points (5g, 4a) in eight postseason games for the Dutchmen, including a five-game goal-scoring streak to lead Union to its first ECAC Hockey Championship and first Frozen Four berth in school history.... In 2010-11, was second among Union skaters in goals (16) and points (37), earning ECAC Hockey Third Team honors during his sophomore season... Netted eight power-play goals, playing a key role on Union's nation-leading power play (29.5%)... Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week on 10/19... Was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on 10/12/09.
JUNIOR: Served as team captain for the Oakville Blades of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2008-09, totaling 36 goals and 47 assists (83 points) in 49 games played... Ranked 12th overall in league scoring... Was third in the league in playoff scoring with 34 points (17g, 17a) in 28 games... In 2007-08, scored 17 goals and had 35 assists (52 points) in 48 games for the Oakville Blades (OPJHL)... Added 20 points (6g, 14a) in 21 postseason contests... Helped lead the Blades to the Buckland Cup title, Dudley Hewitt Cup championship and Ontario Hockey Association championship... Also participated in the Royal Bank Cup, where he was voted best forward.