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2005-06 New Jersey Devils
High School Players of the Month Program

Each month, December through February, six student-athletes, one from each of six different conferences, are selected as recipients of the award.  Public 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 14th season that the Devils are honoring high school student-athletes.

For further information, please contact the Devils Communications Department at 201-935-6050.

February 2006

Photo:  New Jersey Devils former defenseman Ken Klee, Gil Schaffer, Gil's Father

Players named for February 2006 are:
Matt Schillings - Delbarton - Junior - Forward
Mike Kronfeld - Tenafly - Senior - Forward
Gary Biggs - Bridgewater-Raritan - Junior - Goaltender
Chris Moser - Toms River North - Senior - Forward
Gil Schaffer - Hamilton East Steinert - Junior - Forward
Pat Yannotta - Morristown-Beard - Senior - Defenseman

January 2006

Photo:  John Bellamente, New Jersey Devils forward Scott Gomez, John's Brother

Players named for January 2006 are: 
Junior goaltender Kevin Fox (St. Peter’s Prep, Gordon Conference); senior defenseman Pat Nerney (Ramsey, Northern Conference/NBIAL);  junior forward Matt Janos (Hillsborough, Central Conference);  sophomore defenseman Taylor Morgan (Bishop Eustace, Southern/Shore Conference); junior forward John Bellamente (Mount Olive, Morris County); and junior forward Patrick Kowalczyk (Lawrence, Mercer County).

December 2005

  Dom Morrone, New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise, Zach Truesdell

  New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise, Anthony Yelovich

  Josh Ofner, New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise

  New Jersey Devils forward Jason Ryznar, Ian Healey

 New Jersey Devils forward Grant Marshall, John Ryan

Players named for December 2005 are: Senior goaltender Zach Truesdell (Seton Hall Prep, Gordon Conference); sophomore forward Anthony Yelovich (Clifton, Northern Conference/NBIAL); sophomore goaltender Ian Healey (Montgomery, Central Conference); junior forward Dom Morrone (St. Augustine Prep, Southern/Shore Conference); junior goaltender Josh Ofner (Morris Knolls, Morris County);  and junior forward John Ryan (Princeton, Mercer County).