In his fourth professional season, Dan Kelly served parts of the season as an assistant captain. He logged a career-high 71 games played and hit career marks with three goals, 14 assists and 17 points. Additionally, he tied for second on the team with a +13 rating.
In 233 career AHL games, the 25-year-old has posted nine goals and 29 assists for 38 points. Kelly is the franchises all-time leader with a +36 rating.
Off the ice, Kelly was named the Devils team winner of the “IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Albany community during the 2013-14 season.”
What Was Said by Kelly…
I’ve been playing in Albany for four years now and every year we’ve gotten better and every year we’ve taken a step. So to make playoffs this year was a big growth process for everyone — to get that experience. Hopefully next year we can go a little further and maybe win the whole thing.
- Dan Kelly (May 5, 2014)
What Was Said About Kelly…
He’s a competitor and always has been. He’s slowly improved and developed every year. He’s a meat-and-potatoes-type guy. Those points are just a bonus, but I think his energy, his effort, his grit and what he brings to the rink not only in games, but in practice is something that’s contagious. He’s a leader in that room.
- Rick Kowalsky (November 13, 2013)
2013-14 Regular Season
|1 3x, last 4/16 at POR||2 3x, last 1/18 vs. ADK||2 4x, last 1/18 vs. ADK|
Assistant captain Mike Sislo had a breakout season in his third full professional year with the Devils. His name could be found at the top of the score sheets through 59 games with Albany, giving him a chance at his first call-up by New Jersey. He posted two career highs, leading Albany with 23 goals and finishing third with 41 points. Because of his speed and versatility, Sislo was relied on heavily on the power play and penalty kill. He finished tied for first with seven power-play goals and led the team with three shorthanded tallies. The 26-year-old made his NHL debut on Jan. 3 against Chicago and played a total of 14 games during three stints in Newark this season.
What Was Said by Sislo…
I felt the coaches gave me the opportunity to have success here and I thought that went pretty well. Getting the opportunity to play up in New Jersey: it’s obviously everyone’s dream and goal to make it to the NHL so that was a real positive.
- Mike Sislo (May 5, 2014)
What Was Said About Sislo…
I think it’s just confidence. He’s been in the league for a few years now and obviously he’s played well enough to get a call-up and he played great there. Ever since he’s been down, he’s been going just as hard. He has all the tools of an NHL player and it’s only a matter of time before he’s there full-time.
- Tim Sestito (March 13, 2014)
2013-14 Regular Season
|3 11/8 at WBS||2 2x, last 12/13 vs. BRI||4 2x, last 11/30 vs. BRI|
Tim Sestito has found himself competing at the AHL and NHL levels. In 2013-14, the Devils center logged 51 AHL games, producing 13 goals and 14 assists, and he played 16 NHL games, registering three helpers. Sestito, who served as one of Albany’s assistant captains, had an evolving role. At times he played on the team’s top line and other nights he was on the checking line. He was relied on to kill penalties and score goals. He registered a season-high four points on Nov. 30 at Bridgeport and enjoyed a four-game point streak between Nov. 16-23.
What Was Said by Sestito…
It was a fun year. We had a great group of guys. We got along really well on and off the ice. It was exciting to make the playoffs, its been a while. I think I might have been the last holdover since the last time. Disappointing. I think we thought we had a team that could have done some damage. It will sting for a bit, but this summer when we look back I think everybody should be pretty proud of what we accomplished.
- Tim Sestito (May 5, 2014)
What Was Said About Sestito…
I just think that the fact that he’s played right wing, he’s played left wing and he’s played center. The more guys you can have like that, the better off you are going to be. They can maybe get you some wins when you go through those thin times like we have. - Rick Kowalsky (January 22, 2014)
2013-14 Regular Season
|2 10/14 vs. ADK||3 11/30 vs. BRI||4 11/30 vs. BRI|
This time last season, Rod Pelley wasn’t even a member of the Devils organization. He had just completed a full season playing for the Norfolk Admirals, the AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. New Jersey signed the center as a free agent on July 8. Prior to last year, Pelley was a Devil between 2006-11, appearing at both the AHL and NHL levels. Upon his return, he was named Albany’s captain on Oct. 6. He finished third on the team with 74 games played and posted 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points. The 29-year-old played his 500th professional game on Jan. 4 at Adirondack.
What Was Said by Pelley…
First off, as captain, I’m very proud of the group of guys in the room. The way they handled themselves on and off the ice, the way they responded, the character they brought to the rink every day. I think as a leader and as a captain, it made my job so easy. - Rod Pelley
What Was Said About Pelley…
You win, you have fun. It starts with Rod Pelley and [Tim] Sestito, the leadership group. This team just had a, I don’t want to say unique chemistry, but one you don’t see a lot. They just got along, and they did a lot of stuff away from the rink, and I think it translated onto the ice. I talked to Rod, this is probably the least amount of time I’ve sat down with my captains because they just had control of that room. When guys needed to be held accountable, they were there, and when they needed a pat on the back, they were there. They indentified when what I said was enough, was enough. - Rick Kowalsky
Can’t say enough about Rod Pelley as our captain. I thought he was the heart and soul of this team and I think a lot of guys followed him. - Tim Sestito
|1 13x, last 4/6 at ADK||1 7x, last 3/19 vs. BNG||2 2x, last 1/19 at HER|
St. John’s, NL — With the help of Andrew Gordon’s hat trick, the St. John’s IceCaps used a 4-1 win to end the Albany Devils season. The IceCaps claimed a 3-1 series advantage and advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Albany, which went 40-23-5-8 during the regular season, was making its first appearance in the Calder Cup Playoffs since 2010.
Friday at Mile One Centre, Gordon powered the IceCaps, scoring at even-strength, shorthanded and on the power play. Jon Albert scored the teams other goal.
Jon Merrill netted Albany’s tally.
“They were certainly the better team tonight,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky. “We were just never able to counter. Being able to respond with that goal was big after they went up 2-0, but that third one was a bit of a back-break.”
IceCaps captain Jason Jaffrey was able to poke the puck free past Keith Kinkaid’s left toe for Gordon who tapped it in for his first of the night, 3:47 into the game.
“That was a puck we couldn’t find,” Kowalsky said. “Keith had his foot on the post and it bounced around. Kind of an ugly goal.”
Gordon struck for the second time right off an offensive zone faceoff. He found his own rebound shorthanded at 7:58 of the middle frame.
Merrill gave some life back to the Devils, pulling within one just 1:19 later. His one-time blast from the right point beat IceCaps netminder Michael Hutchinson at 9:17. Stefan Matteau and Eric Gelinas were credited with the assists on Merrill’s first of the postseason.
“I liked our attitude and the feeling on the bench after we got that goal from [Jon] to make it 2-1,” said assistant captain Tim Sestito. “I thought we made a pretty good push. We had some chances all series long and we just couldn’t finish. In the end, I think that’s what doomed us.”
St. John’s responded with back-to-back goals. Gordons batted in a rebound midair on the power play at 14:28 and Albert capped the scoring at 17:15.
The Devils outshot the IceCaps, 40-33, and went 0-6 on the power play and 3-4 on the penalty kill.
Kinkaid, who started for Albany in all four games, finished the postseason with a 2.26 GAA and .932 save percentage. Merrill (1G, 1A), Kelly Zajac (2A), Matteau (1G, 1A), Mike Sislo (1G, 1A) and Mattias Tedenby (1G, 1A) each tallied two point in their playoff debuts.
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|15% Merchandise Discount throughout the Season
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Pick your favorite seat in the Times Union Center