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Five Seniors & Two Juniors Highlight December’s Player of the Month Selections

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils High School Player of the Month Program continues this season.  Players named for December 2009 are:  junior defenseman Joakim Ryan (Christian Brothers Academy, Gordon Conference);  senior forward Greg Andrake (Glen Rock, NBIAL/Tri-County League);  senior defenseman Tom Hackett (Montgomery, Skyland Conference);  senior defenseman Andy Case (Governor Livingston, Union County);  senior forward Jack Gabuzda (Wall Township, Shore Conference);  junior forward Dillon Garrity (Morris Knolls, Morris County);  and senior defenseman Marc Raziano (West Windsor-Plainsboro North, Mercer County).

Greg Andrake with Rod Pelley.
Joakim Ryan with Travis Zajac
Andy Case with Martin Skoula

Each month, December through February, seven student-athletes from throughout the state 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 18th season that the Devils are honoring high school student-athletes.

For further information, please contact the Devils’ Communications Department at 973-757-6100.

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