Instagram photo of Joe Whitney’s behind-the-back goal during the 2014 AHL All-Star Skills Competition.
The 2014 AHL All-Star Classic begins Tuesday when the league’s best goes toe-to-toe with Färjestad BK — one of the top professional teams in the Swedish Hockey League. The two day event begins with the Skills Competition Tuesday and the All-Star Game Wednesday.
Joe Whitney talks about his NHL debut, the bobblehead and being named to the AHL All-Star Team.
The whirlwind for Joe Whitney continued Monday as the Devils forward was named to the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic roster.
Joe Whitney, who has led Albany in scoring for the past three seasons, got his first NHL recall. The New Jersey Devils announced the transaction before their 11 am practice Thursday at AmeriHealth Pavilion.
Scott Timmins registered two goals and an assist and Adam Larsson contributed three helpers in the Devils 5-2 victory against the Monarchs Saturday in front of 6,382 fans at Times Union Center.
The Devils quest for a perfect three-in-three weekend was spoiled by a 3-2, marathon shootout loss against the Sound Tigers. Tim Sestito and Joe Whitney both scored and Scott Wedgewood made 32 saves.
Keith Kinkaid’s 38 saves and a three-goal second period helped the Devils to their franchise-record sixth-straight home victory with a 4-1 win against the Pirates.
Joe Whitney’s bobblehead will be handed out to the first 1,500 fans at the Jan. 25 game against the Adirondack Phantoms.
Joe Whitney fights off a defender and scores while falling down at Bridgeport on Dec. 10, 2013.