Video: 2012 USA Hockey NJEC – Andy Welinski, USA

By Ken McKenna

Andy Welinski - USA

Photo: Anaheim Ducks prospect Andy Welinski survived the first cut in his bid to earn a berth on the 2013 USA WJC squad (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Sport)


Defenseman Andy Welinski returned to the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers for the 2011-12 season.  As it turned out, it was a season to remember for the Anaheim Ducks prospect.

Welinski and his Gamblers teammates were the top club in the USHL during the regular season, and then followed that up with a run to the USHL finals and a Clark Cup win.  Welinski was also the recipient of some hardware of his own, copping the USHL's Defenseman of the Year Award.

The Duluth, Minnesota native was on the receiving end of some more good news after the completion of his successful USHL season as he was chosen to take part in USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp that took place last week in Lake Placid, New York.

While at the NEJC, Welinski spoke with Hockey's Future for this video interview.