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10/1 — Morning Skate

Welcome to the Albany Devils “Morning Skate” a daily feature each weekday morning to catch up on the latest Albany and New Jersey Devils news.

Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday.

What’s up with thealbanydevils.com

You may have noticed thealbanydevils.com has been in and out of the penalty box since the weekend. We are in the midst of upgrading our server to make the site more powerful and more reliable. The maintenance is expected to be completed within the next 24 hours.

Preseason opener

The Albany Devils travel to face the Hartford Wolf Pack in a preseason game tonight at 7 pm at Champions Skate Zone in Cromwell, CT. Fans can follow the action on twitter (@albanydevils)

Whitney gearing up

Albany left winger Joe Whitney has led the Devils in scoring during each of the last three seasons. Entering his fourth year, he is reunited with his centerman from last season, Scott Timmins. Newcomer Paul Thompson is slotted on the right side.

In New Jersey

The Devils NHL camp, Jon Merrill has resumed practicing and could see preseason action this week … The Devils released defenseman Tomas Kaberle and forward Ruslan Fedotenko from their tryouts … Tomorrow New Jersey hosts the New York Islanders for a 7 pm preseason game at “The Rock”

About today’s image

Captain Rod Pelley hustles down the left side during yesterday’s training camp session at Knickerbacker Ice Arena.

Today’s Morning Skate was posted at 8:30 am

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MacLean

9/26 – Morning Skate

Welcome to the Albany Devils “Morning Skate” a daily feature on thealbanydevils.com. Check back each weekday morning to catchup on the latest Albany and New Jersey Devils news.

Here’s what you need to know for Friday.

Devils downed in Philly

The New Jersey Devils lost to the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-0, yesterday at Wells Fargo Center. Cory Schneider was busy in his exhibition debut, facing 25 shots in the first two periods. He finished with 28 saves total.

Reid Boucher, Mike Sislo, Eric Gelinas and Adam Larsson – players who spent time in Albany last season – played. Boucher and Sislo were on Scott Gomez’s line. Gelinas and Larsson were defensive partners. Scott Wedgewood backed up Schneider.

In action tonight

New Jersey continues its exhibition schedule with a 7:30 pm outing against the New York Islanders tonight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

MacLean joins MSG Network

John MacLean, who coached the AHL Devils during the 2009-10 season, has been hired as a hockey analyst during MSG Networks coverage of New Jersey. MacLean will replace Ken Daneyko as studio analyst after Daneyko filled the seat as in-game analyst for the retired Glenn “Chico” Resch.

AHL partners with Upper Deck

The AHL, the PHPA and Upper Deck have struck a deal, making Upper Deck the exclusive trading card licensee.

The next set of 2014-15 Upper Deck AHL Hockey cards will be released in Spring 2015.

About today’s image

John MacLean behind the New Jersey Devils bench in 2010. He will be a hockey analyst for MSG this season.

Today’s Morning Skate was posted at 9:00 am

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Promotional

Promo Schedule Includes 5 Giveaways

The Devils will host five giveaway nights and two postgame autograph sessions during the 2014-15 season. Giveaway items include magnet schedules, helmet banks, player bobbleheads, pennants and team posters.

“These giveaways are all elements we’ve included in our promotional schedule to add value for our fans. We want to provide a wide array of giveaways that people can display proudly and keep as collectables.”
Albany Devils CEO Christopher Ciceri

The items will be handed out on the following dates:

Saturday, October 18 at 5:05 pm vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers
• Magnet Schedule (5,000 – Albany Clothing and Promotion)

Saturday, December 27 at 5:00 pm vs. Springfield Falcons
• Devils Helmet Bank (1,500)

Saturday, January 31 at 5:00 pm vs. St. John’s IceCaps
• Devils Player Bobblehead (1,500 – Yankee Trails World Travel)

Sunday, February 15 at 3:00 pm vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
• Devils Pennant (1,500)

Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 pm vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
• Team Poster (5,000 – Recovery Sports Grill)

Additionally, the Devils will host postgame autograph sessions and postgame skates on Sunday, Nov. 2 (3: 00 pm vs. Portland Pirates) and during the Mar. 22 game to coincide with the team poster giveaway. Fans wishing to participate in the postgame skates will need to bring their own skates.

McKelvie-TC

9/25 – Morning Skate

Welcome to the Albany Devils “Morning Skate” a daily feature on thealbanydevils.com. Check back each weekday morning to catchup on the latest Albany and New Jersey Devils news.

Here’s what you need to know for Thursday.

A dominating performance

The Devils defeated the Rangers, 5-2, yesterday in an AHL scrimmage at AmeriHealth Pavilion. Chris McKelvie and Paul Thompson both had a pair of goals and Anthony Brodeur made 34 of 36 saves.

Head Coach Rick Kowalsky encouraged his players to use their size en route to victory.

Day 9

The Devils travel to face the Flyers tonight in a NHL preseason game at 7 pm. Cory Schneider is expected to get the start for the Devils.

Players not participating in tonight’s game will skate at 10 am or pm.

On the move

New Jersey assigned the following players to their junior teams yesterday: Goaltender Anthony Brodeur (Gatineau, QMJHL); defenseman Ryan Rehill (Kamloops, WHL); and forwards Brandon Baddock (Edmonton, WHL), Connor Chatham (Plymouth, OHL), Ryan Kujawinski (Kingston, OHL), and John Quenneville (Brandon, WHL).

About today’s image

Maxime Clermont stops Marcel Neobels on a semi-breakaway during the first period of yesterday’s scrimmage at AmeriHealth Pavilion.

Today’s Morning Skate was posted at 9:00 am

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Crowd

Single Game Tickets On Sale Now

ALBANY, NY – Single-game tickets for the Albany Devils 2014-15 regular-season home games at Times Union Center sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Times Union Center box office or at any Ticketmaster outlet.  Fans can also buy tickets via charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.

The Devils are offering pricing based on seat location:

Advance Purchase

  Adult Children/Seniors Adult Children/Seniors
Glass Seating $27 $24 $28 $25
Center Ice Seating $23 $20 $24 $21
Corner Seating $20 $17 $21 $18
End Zone Seating $17 $14 $18 $15

Day of Game Purchase

  Adult Children/Seniors Adult Children/Seniors
Glass Seating $27 $24 $28 $25
Center Ice Seating $23 $20 $24 $21
Corner Seating $20 $17 $21 $18
End Zone Seating $17 $14 $18 $15

The Times Union Center box office is located at the corner of South Pearl St. and Market St. in downtown Albany. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. The box office will also be open Sundays during events. 

The Devils’ home-opener is set for Saturday, Oct. 18 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 5:05 pm. 

Janssen-TC

Day 8: Training Camp

Group 1

Goaltenders
Scott Clemmensen
Keith Kinkaid
Defensemen
Brandon Burlon
Tomas Kaberle
Dan Kelly
Mike Komisarek
Renat Mamashev
Damon Severson
Forwards
Steve Bernier
Reid Boucher
Ryan Carter
Ruslan Fedotenko
Stephen Gionta
Scott Gomez
Cam Janssen
Stefan Matteau
Rod Pelley
Tim Sestito
Mike Sislo
Scott Timmins
Jordin Tootoo
Darcy Zajac

Group 2

Goaltenders
Cory Schneider
Scott Wedgewood
Defensemen
Eric Gelinas
Andy Greene
Peter Harrold
Adam Larsson
Bryce Salvador
Marek Zidlicky
Forwards
Damien Brunner
Mike Cammalleri
Ryane Close
Patrik Elias
Marty Havlat
Adam Henrique
Jaromir Jagr
Jacob Josefson
Tuomo Ruutu
Michael Ryder
Travis Zajac
Dainius Zubrus

Clermont

9/24 – Morning Skate

Welcome to the Albany Devils “Morning Skate” a daily feature on thealbanydevils.com. Check back each weekday morning to catchup on the latest Albany and New Jersey Devils news.

Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday.

Devils host Flyers in AHL Scrimmage

Albany Head Coach Rick Kowalsky was back behind the bench, guiding the Devils rookies/AHL players against the Flyers yesterday. Paul Thompson and Ben Johnson each scored and Maxime Clermont made 26 saves in a 4-2 loss.

Despite not having coached many of the Devils players, Kowalsky said he thought the team adjusted and became stronger as the game went along. An indication was the team’s 11-7 shot advantage in the third period.

Day to day

The Devils enter the eighth day of on-ice training and the schedule is much like yesterday’s. Their will be skates at 10 am and noon with a rookies/AHL scrimmage at 2 pm.

Havlat settles in

Marty Havlat, who signed with the Devils on July 1, is adjusting to life with his new team. The 33-year-old is a veteran of 748 career NHL games, producing 236 goals and 343 assists. He spent the last three seasons with the San Jose Sharks.

About today’s image

Maxime Clermont stops Marcel Neobels on a semi-breakaway during the first period of yesterday’s scrimmage at AmeriHealth Pavilion.

Today’s Morning Skate was posted at 9:00 am

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