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The Power of Leadership: Rod Pelley has received his fair share of praise for his leadership, which has helped the Albany Devils earn a playoff berth during two of the last three seasons. During Thursday’s Media Day, New Jersey Devils Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero made it a point to acknowledge what Pelley has helped Albany accomplish. Just to recap, the 2015-16 A-Devils set franchise records for wins (46) and points (102) in a season.
“You have to give a lot of credit to the whole team,” Pelley said. “Just because I have a “C” on my jersey; it’s a great honor, but it’s a team effort. We had a lot of great skill. Great coaching staff. I just basically relayed the message that the coaching staff is sending. I really do appreciate the praise. It means a lot to me and I take pride in that.”
Hynes Makes His Return: New Jersey Devils Head Coach John Hynes rejoined the team today after missing the start of Training Camp. The second-year bench boss served as an assistant coach for Team USA during the World Cup of Hockey. Hynes, who likes up-tempo practices, made his presence felt during all three on-ice sessions.
• UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Sunday: Practice Group C (9 am), Scrimmage Group C & A (10 am), Practice Group A (11 am), Practice Group B (Noon)
Monday: Morning Skate Group A (10:30 am); Morning Skate Group B (11:30 am); Group A vs. Philadelphia (7 pm); Group B at Montreal (7:30 pm)
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