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Tommy Albelin – Assistant Coach

In first career pro coaching assignment following 18-year NHL career; named to current post July 25, 2007…Former defenseman’s career totals show 44 goals and 211 assists for 255 points in 952 regularseason games with Quebec, New Jersey and Calgary…Saw action in 539 regular-season games over 12 seasons with the Devils, and was a member of its 1995 and 2003 Stanley Cup Championship teams…Also saw limited AHL action with Utica and Albany during that time…Resigned as a free agent July 5, 2001, becoming fifth of 17 players in franchise history to re-join the team…Was traded to Calgary February 26, 1996 after eight seasons with New Jersey; played 339 games over five-plus seasons with Flames…First stint with Devils began with December 12, 1988 trade from Nordiques’ organization…Made NHL debut October 8, 1987 after five seasons with Djurgardens (Swe.)…Quebec’s seventh choice and 152nd overall selection in 1983 Entry Draft…Represented Sweden at 1998 Winter Olympic Games, 1996 World Cup, five World Championships, two World Junior Championships, and two Canada Cup tournaments…Served as color commentator for Swedish Television during 2001 Stanley Cup Finals…Spent 2006-07 season as a member of New Jersey’s Alumni Association…45 years old; born May 21, 1964 in Stockholm, Swe…Tommy and his wife, Maria, have two children: son, Adam (19) and daughter, Amanda (13).

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