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Rick Kowalsky – Head Coach/Albany Devils

In fifth season as head coach of AHL’s Albany Devils; named to current post August 10, 2010...Led club to 40-23-13=93pt (.612) mark in 2013-14 and franchise’s first post-season appearance since 2010...Served four seasons as head coach of ECHL’s Trenton franchise; received 2009 John Brophy Award as league’s top coach...Returned to New Jersey’s capital city after spending one year as an assistant to former Titans’ Coach Mike Haviland with Norfolk (AHL); Admirals finished campaign with impressive 43-29-4-4=94pt mark...A right wing, professional playing career spanned 12 seasons and included six teams/two leagues in North America...Also saw action in two games with BISL’s Cardiff Devils in 2000-01...Captained Titans to 2005 Kelly Cup Championship in final season as a player...Participated in 1995 and 2003 ECHL All-Star Games; served North team as captain in 2003...Totaled 221 goals and 329 assists for 550 points and 979 penalty minutes in 516 career regular-season ECHL games with Hampton Roads, Trenton and Roanoke...Served Express as player/assistant coach while compiling career-high 83 points in 2001-02...Made pro debut with Cornwall (AHL) in 1993-94...Buffalo’s tenth choice, 227th overall, in 1992 Entry Draft; did not see any action in NHL...Helped lead Sault Ste. Marie to back-to- back OHL Championships in 1991 and 1992; captained Greyhounds to 1993 Memorial Cup Championship...Born March 20, 1972 in Simcoe, Ont...Rick and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Dylan, Sydney and Ryan.

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