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Tommy Albelin – Assistant Coach

In eighth year as a member of organization’s coaching staff; named to current position September 2014 after four seasons as Albany (AHL) assistant coach...Spent three seasons, 2007-2010, as New Jersey assistant coach following an 18-year NHL career...Former defenseman’s career totals showed 44 goals and 211 assists for 255 points in 952 regular-season 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...Re-signed as a free agent July 5, 2001, becoming fifth player 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 (8th round) and 152nd overall selection in 1983 Entry Draft...Played for Sweden at 1998 Olympic Winter Games, 1996 World Cup, five World Championships, two World Junior Championships and two Canada Cup tournaments...Served country as assistant coach during 2010 Olympic Winter Games...Spent time as color commentator for Swedish Television during 2001 Stanley Cup Finals...Spent 2006-07 season as a member of New Jersey’s Alumni Association...50 years old; born May 21, 1964 in Stockholm, Swe...Tommy and his wife, Maria, have two children: son, Adam (24) and daughter, Amanda (18).

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