Timmins Joins New Teammates

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ALBANY, NY – Finally the calendar has flipped to October and the Albany Devils are less than a week away from the start of the 2013-14 season, which begins Sunday at Hartford. After two days away from the ice, the team returned to Times Union Center for a session Tuesday morning.

Newcomer Scott Timmins, who was acquired from Florida along with a sixth-round pick in 2014 for Krys Barch and a seventh-round pick in 2015, made his first appearance. He skated alongside Harri Pesonen and Tim Sestito.

“I just met the guys for two days and seems like a really good group,” Timmins said. “They are really welcoming and I’m excited. Hopefully, I can get a good opportunity here to play, compared to San Antonio; there is a pretty big bundle of centers there. I’m looking forward to the chance here.”

Timmins has spent the previous three seasons between the AHL and the NHL. He has logged 180 games in the American League, posting 32 goals and 41 assists for 73 points. Notably, he has also registered a plus-19 rating. In the National League, he has logged 24 games, scoring a goal.

“We have to see where he fits in [here],” Kowalsky said. “We saw him a couple of years ago in Rochester when Florida was there. Not a lot on him; potentially looking at him to be a two-way guy for us. It gives us a little more depth in the middle. He’s a guy who has had a taste of the NHL, so maybe a change of scenery and a new opportunity might be what he needs right now.”

With only four practices remaining for Sunday’s game, Timmins will need to be a quick learner, adjusting to the Devils systems and culture.

“It’s always tough at first,” Timmins said. “There’s a lot thrown at you out there. You are kind of bouncing around, making sure you are in the right position. That’s what this week is for. It’s about being in the right position and kind of grasping where I’m supposed to be. I’m sure come Sunday for the opener, I’ll be a lot more controlled out there.”

Goaltender Keith Kinkaid and right winger Cam Janssen also participated in their first Albany skate Tuesday. New Jersey assigned Kinkaid Sunday and Janssen Monday.

Alexandre Carrier, Artem Demkov and Dmitry Goldenkov were each released from their tryout agreements.

Interviews

Roster

Goaltenders (3)
Maxime ClermontKeith KinkaidScott Wedgewood

Defensemen (9)
Brandon BurlonEric GelinasSeth HelgesonRaman HrabarenkaDan KellyCorbin McPhersonJon MerrillReece ScarlettHarry Young

Forwards (16)
Reid BoucherRiley BoychukMike HoeffelCam Janssen, Stefan Matteau, Chris McKelvieRod PelleyHarri PesonenTim SestitoMike SisloBen ThomsonScott TimminsJoe WhitneyDavid WohlbergDarcy ZajacKelly Zajac

Pictures

Team

David Wohlberg, Rod Pelley, Joe Whitney and Stefan Matteau game plan

Wedgewood

Scott Wedgewood sets for an oncoming shot

Goaltenders

Goaltenders Maxime Clermont, Keith Kinkaid and Scott Wedgewood join the team at the whiteboard

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