Five Players to Watch on the Albany Devils in 2014-15


In the AHL, there are always prospects to keep your eyes out for and also guys that you want to see break out onto the scene. Last year, Reid Boucher, Joe Whitney, Keith Kinkaid and Seth Helgeson put together impressive seasons with the Albany team.

The Albany Devils are full of youth and this year will be just as notable for the prospects involved.

1. player. 85. Reid Boucher is coming off making his splash in the NHL last season. While playing a handful of games in New Jersey, Reid played 56 games in Albany and totaled 22 points and 16 assists. He shot on target 146 times which was second most on the team. Boucher has shown in both last season’s play and in the 2014 Preseason that he can bring raw talent coupled with his dangerous speed when paired with the right person.. Forward. New Jersey Devils. Reid Boucher

2. player. 85. Joe dazzled in Albany last season in the production department with 22 goals and 31 assists in 73 games. He also registered the most shots on goal with 198. Unfortunately, in the chance he was given in the NHL (literally 1 game) he faltered and was sent right back down. While I was not able to catch the game that night, many say he was not NHL ready and it was painfully apparent. Whitney will look to continue to grow as a player and wait to take advantage of his next opportunity.. Forward. New Jersey Devils. Joe Whitney

Seth Helgeson. 3. player. 85. Seth flew under the radar when you consider the publicity and hype that surrounded guys liek Boucher and Whitney. Due to the depth at defense and the excitement over <strong><a href=. Defense. New Jersey Devils

85. Let’s cut to the chase. Keith Kinkaid <em>should </em>be the backup to <strong><a href=. Goalie. New Jersey Devils. Keith Kinkaid. 4. player

player. 85. Matteau is still looking to crack the NHL roster after a few attempts failed. Matteau is a former first round draft pick and definitely has the potential to succeed in the NHL. In theory, every prospect in the AHL does. Matteau hasn’t been able to make the most of his opportunities, but there are also a few guys who have that have subsequently jumped him on the depth chart. It will be interesting to see what Matteau does this season to try and burst onto the scene one more time. Matteau is in the last year of his Entry Level contract, but even with a slightly average season, I would imagine the Devils would bring him back regardless.. Forward. New Jersey Devils. Stefan Matteau. 5

The Albany Devils open their season on October 11 against the Adirondack Flames at the Glen Falls Center in Glen Falls, N.Y.

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