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Whitney Named AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, MA

The American Hockey League announced today that left winger Joe Whitney has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 4, 2015.

Whitney tallied two goals and three assists for five points in two games for Albany last week while also achieving a National Hockey League milestone.

Recalled by New Jersey last Monday, Whitney made his season debut with the parent Devils that night vs. Pittsburgh and then scored a goal for his first career NHL point on Wednesday evening at Detroit, earning third star honors for the game. Back in the AHL on Saturday, Whitney recorded a goal and two assists to help Albany to a 7-4 win at Bridgeport, and added a goal and an assist in Sunday’s rematch.

Whitney, who was the Devils’ leading scorer each of the previous three seasons, ranks sixth in the AHL with 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) in 32 games for Albany in 2014-15, leading the club in assists and points while tying for the team lead in power-play goals (five) and game-winners (three). In his fourth pro campaign after three years at Boston College, Whitney, a native of Reading, Mass., skated in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2014 and has totaled 76 goals and 105 assists for 181 points in 244 career AHL contests. He has also appeared in three NHL games with New Jersey.

In recognition of his achievement, Whitney will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Devils home game.

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What To Watch For: Jan. 5-11

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The first full week of the New Year for the Albany Devils includes a three-in-three weekend with a pair of home games. The team hosts the Hershey Bears Friday at 7 pm and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday at 5 pm. The Devils then travel to face the Springfield Falcons Sunday at 3 pm.

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The Devils are coming off a 1-2-0-1 week, which began with a 3-2 loss against the Providence Bruins Tuesday and a 2-1 shootout setback against the Syracuse Crunch Friday at Times Union Center. The team then traveled for back-to-back games against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena. Albany took the first game, 7-4, but lost the second outing, 4-3. For the week, Paul Thompson led all scorers with two goals and four assists.

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For the fifth consecutive year, the Devils and the Mohawk & Hudson Humane Society have partnered for “Pucks and Paws” night during Saturday’s contest. Fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the game. Tickets are $13 for individuals and $5 for their dogs, with the $5 being donated to the Humane Society.

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Friday’s game features “SEFCU College Night” with $10 student tickets, which include vouchers for $1 hot dogs and sodas. Additionally, “Happy Hour” will take place between 6-7 pm with $2 domestic drafts — must be 21 years or older.

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All three of this week’s games can be followed online or on mobile devices at ahllive.com. Additionally, Friday and Sunday’s matches will be broadcast on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio.
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Helmet Bank

The Albany Devils Helmet Banks have arrived and can be obtained by redeeming your voucher, starting Tuesday at Customer Service during home games. Additionally, you can also pickup the giveaway item at the Devils Executive Office during normal business hours. Helmet Banks will only be given to patrons with vouchers.

Again, the Devils thank you for your patience and your continued support.

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Labatt Blue Giveaways!

The Devils and Labatt Blue will be handing out some collectables to fans 21-years-or-older during a pair of home games at Times Union Center.

The first 1,000 fans will received a souvenir Devils/Labatt Blue cup on Saturday, Jan. 24 and the first 100 fans will receive a special co-branded coozie on Friday, Feb. 13 — no purchase is necessary.

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