Dec. 11, 2017
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Andy Welinski from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Ducks have reassigned right wing Jared Boll, left wing Kevin Roy and defenseman Jaycob Megna to San Diego.
Welinski, 24 (4/27/93), collected a team-leading 6-11=17 points with 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in 21 games with the Gulls. At the time of his recall, Welinski ranked tied for third among AHL defensemen in goals, tied for fifth in points and co-led in power-play goals (5). In 89 career AHL games with San Diego, the Duluth, Minnesota native earned 12-35=47 points with 32 PIM.
Boll, 31 (5/13/86), scored one goal with nine PIM in eight games with the Ducks this season. Signed as a free agent on July 5, 2016, Boll earned 1-3=4 points with 96 PIM and 73 hits in 59 career games with the Ducks. The 6-3, 206-pound forward has collected 28-38=66 points with 1,291 PIM in 577 career NHL games with Anaheim and Columbus.
Roy, 24 (5/20/93), earned 4-1=5 points with a +2 rating and two PIM in 15 games with Anaheim in 2017-18. Roy made his NHL debut on Nov. 9 vs. Vancouver and scored his first career NHL goal on Nov. 15 vs. Boston. The 5-9, 170-pound forward returns to San Diego having recorded 4-7=11 points with two PIM in 10 AHL games.
Megna, 25 (12/10/92), earned one assist with two PIM in 14 games with the Ducks this season. Megna made his season debut with Anaheim on Oct. 9 vs. Calgary and collected his first career NHL point (assist) along with a career-high +3 rating on Oct. 20 vs. Montreal. The 6-6, 219-pound blueliner has appeared in three AHL games with San Diego this season, registering one assist.