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Devils sign defenseman Dan Kelly

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Via Mitrle's Twitter:

Devils announce they've signed Kitchener Rangers defenceman Dan Kelly.

Hooray for having a good Irish name in the system for the inevitable departure of Cory Murphy. Beyond that, I know nothing of him. Those who follow the juniors care to chime in?

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Somebody on Hockey's Future who follows the K-Rangers had good things to say about him. Other than that.... :noclue:

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from his stats, looks like nothing special.

defensemen signed for next year by new jersey:

c. white

b. salvador

a. greene

m. fraser (RFA)

a. salmela

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m. corrente

t. eckford

m. taormina

r. davison

h. young

d. kelly

i guess they do need another D man for albany if they let magnan go (and even if they don't).

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from his stats, looks like nothing special.

defensemen signed for next year by new jersey:

c. white

b. salvador

m. fraser (RFA)

a. salmela

-------------

m. corrente

t. eckford

m. taormina

r. davison

h. young

d. kelly

i guess they do need another D man for albany if they let magnan go (and even if they don't).

why no a. greene?

are you anti-semetic?

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why no a. greene?

are you anti-semetic?

His list consists only of signed players, so I'm guessing Greene is unsigned for next season.

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His list consists only of signed players, so I'm guessing Greene is unsigned for next season.

no, i screwed up, sundstrom is right.

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why no a. greene?

are you anti-semetic?

Also forgot Urbom.

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His list consists only of signed players, so I'm guessing Greene is unsigned for next season.

He's signed until 2011

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damn it all. okay.

c. white

b. salvador

a. greene

m. fraser (RFA)

a. salmela

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m. corrente

t. eckford

m. taormina

a. urbom

r. davison

h. young

d. kelly

so that's 12, and i assume they will add at least one more, and probably 2 or 3.

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It's so hard to judge a defensive defenseman on paper. I'll look forward to what he looks like in camp.

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and the youth movement continues for the Devils. Don't think any of these two players will play next season for the Devils, but Albany is going to have some team this coming season. Two good signings today by Lou.

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and the youth movement continues for the Devils. Don't think any of these two players will play next season for the Devils, but Albany is going to have some team this coming season. Two good signings today by Lou.

no you're right Gelinas will probably be here in 2-3 years, but Dan kelly could be here in 1-2 years

Edited by Devs3cups

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Quite the present to be signed by an NHL team for your 21st birthday!

As if turning 21 wasn't enough reason for a party :cheers:

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Probably among the top 5 shutdown defensmen in the OHL. He is not a plug signing, many teams were after him from what I heard.

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Nice!

Glad to see we are stocking up on prospects, especially in the D department.

Edited by mmajeski06

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Found his HF Profle

While not blessed with the phenomenal size of a Bortuzzo or the elite offensive dash of a Weber, Kelly plays a nice hybrid game, that’s attractive to teams looking for a versatile blueliner to add to their roster. The Morrisonville, NY native isn’t going to push too many people around at 6’, 171, but he’s shown an ability to control the zone by making the smart first pass and has developed a solid game based on proper positioning.

Sounds like Mike Mottau version 2.0.

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That is from 2007 though.

Oh, you're right. Didn't notice that before. I guess there isn't one more recent?

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Probably among the top 5 shutdown defensmen in the OHL. He is not a plug signing, many teams were after him from what I heard.

eh. still probably projects as a back-pairing guy. but at least that is good news.

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eh. still probably projects as a back-pairing guy. but at least that is good news.

Some guy on HF who said he's had season tix for 40 years was raving about him. The other tidbit was that he's had concussion issues which the guy thinks hurt him being drafted.

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