A Night To Remember For Wedgewood And Mozik
NEWARK, NJ – The Albany Devils influence continues on the national level. On Sunday, goaltender Scott Wedgewood made his NHL debut and earned his first victory, making 27 saves in a 2-1 win against Columbus.
After backstopping Albany to a 5-1 win at Utica Saturday, Wedgewood was informed about his recall on the bus ride back New York’s Capital. The following day, his boyhood dream came true.
“For a long time I had replayed this in my head,” Wedgewood said after being names the game’s first star. “I felt like it was just another hockey game, when it comes down to it. I felt I belonged here. Those things helped me step in and stay calm.”
Defenseman Vojtech Mozik also made his NHL debut during the game. The 23-year-old, who the Devils signed as a free agent during the offseason, logged 10:29 of ice time.
“It was really great,” Mozik said. “It’s an unbelievable feeling. I’m just happy we won, so it’s a great feeling.”
This season, 11 players have played for both New Jersey and Albany.