SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Albany Devils are proud to announce that Dan Kelly has been named the team’s 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.
Kelly has been a leader in the Devils community efforts for the past four seasons. This season, he has moved to the forefront with his efforts with Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, youth hockey organizations, school visits and just being a face during partnership collaborations.
Notably, Kelly has donated season tickets to allow military personnel to attend Devils home games.
Kelly is now one of 30 finalists for the AHL’s 2013-14 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honoring the overall IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The league award is named after the former Hershey Bears forward and AHL All-Star who died in 1997 following a 16-month battle with leukemia. The winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award will be announced by the American Hockey League later this month.