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Four Seniors, One Junior and One Sophomore Highlight February’s Selections

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils High School Player of the Month Program continues this season.  Players named for February 2009 are: senior forward Carlo DiPiazza (Bergen Catholic, Gordon Conference); junior goaltender Matt Braun (Ramsey, Northern Conference/NBIAL);  senior forward Brandon Palladino (Ridge, Central Conference); sophomore forward Jay Malone (Toms River South, Southern/Shore Conference); senior defenseman Bobby Yannotta (Morristown-Beard, Morris County); and senior forward Tim Finnerty (Lawrence, Mercer County).

Each month, December through February, six student-athletes, one from each of six different conferences, are selected as recipients of the award.  Public A, Public B and Non-Public All-Tournament Teams will be selected in March and an overall High School Player of the Year will be chosen at the conclusion of the season.

Winners are based on nominations received from varsity ice hockey coaches throughout the state and voted on by local media.  Award winners and their guests receive tickets to a Devils' game, a plaque presented by a Devils' player, and dinner compliments of the Devils.  This marks the 17th season that the Devils are honoring high school student-athletes.

For further information, please contact the Devils’ Communications Department at 973-757-6100.
Robert Yannotta with Scott Clemmensen
Andy Green with Jay Malone
From left to right: Tim Finnerty, Matt Braun, Martin Brodeur, Tom Pesce (Jan. Player of the Month), Brandon Palladino