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2015 Development Camp Bios

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2015 Devils Development Camp Bios

Ken Appleby
55 • G
Was 38-7-4 with a league-leading six shutouts (tie), 2.08 goals-against average & .924 save-percentage in 50 regular season games with Oshawa (OHL) in 2014-15; win total is a new franchise record & ranked second in the OHL...Along with teammate Jeremy Brodeur, earned the Dave Pinkney Trophy with an OHL-low 157 goals-against...Went 16-4-1 with two shutouts, a 2.24 GAA & .922 save-percentage in 21 playoff contests en-route to the OHL Championship.

Brandon Baddock
52 • F
Established new career highs with 19g-21a-40pts in 71 games for Edmonton (WHL); had 13g-15a-28pts in 116 WHL contests entering the season...Ranked fourth in the league with 136 PIM...Posted eight 2pt games, including 2g Dec. 17 at Calgary...Recorded points in a season-high five straight games Nov. 21-28 (4g-3a-7pts)...Also had points in four consecutive games Mar. 4-10 (3g-2a-5pts)...Added 1g and 10 PIM in five playoff appearances.

Graham Black
49 • F
Totaled 7g-7a-14pts and 16 PIM in 46 games with Albany (AHL) during first full professional season; led team with +9 mark (tie, Stefan Matteau)...Scored 2g Oct. 29 vs. Springfield in just the fourth game of his AHL career...Also recorded 1g-1a-2pts Nov. 9 at Bridgeport & 2a March 21 vs. Norfolk...Registered a season-high four-game point-scoring streak Nov. 23-29 (2g-2a-4pts).

Mackenzie Blackwood
70 • G
Finished with the fourth-most wins in the OHL in 2014-15, posting a 33-14-2 record with two shutouts, a 3.09 goals-against average, .906 save percentage in 51 appearances...Was 21-4-0 from December 4-February 14...Named OHL Goaltender of the Month for December; was 10-1-0 with one shutout, a 1.73 GAA & .944 save %...Also named OHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 4; posted a 5-0-0 record with one shutout, a 1.60 GAA & .946 save %...In two seasons with the Colts, is 56-29-2 with three shutouts, 3.04 GAA and .904 save % in 96 games played...Is 10-8 with one shutout, 2.75 GAA & .915 save % in 19 career OHL playoff contests.

Joseph Blandisi
44 • F
Was named the Ontario Hockey League’s Overage Player of the Year after leading the league with 52 goals and finishing fourth with 112 points in 68 games with Barrie (OHL)...Also led the OHL with 10 SHG, was 11th with 60a and ranked tenth with 126 PIM...Recorded 28 multiple-point games, including two 5pt. contests: 4g-1a Feb. 22 at Sudbury & 1g-4a Oct. 4 vs. Ottawa...Had a stretch of five consecutive multi-pt. games from Sept. 26-Oct. 10 (6g-10a-16pts)...Registered points in a season-high 11 straight contests Nov. 15-Dec. 14 (7g-10a-17pts)...Added 6g-8a-14pts & 22 PIM in nine playoff games...Was signed by New Jersey on Jan. 14.

Reid Boucher
32 • F
Saw action with both New Jersey and Albany in 2014-15...Skated in 11 NHL games, including seven of the team’s final ten contests Mar. 23-Apr. 11...Scored third career goal Apr. 3 vs. Montreal...Posted 15g-15a-30pts in 62 games with Albany...Ranked second on the A-Devils with 172 shots on goal and was third (tie, Joe Whitney) with eight power play goals...Registered a season-high seven-game point-scoring streak Dec. 11-30 (6g-2a-8pts)...Scored seven goals over a nine-game span Dec. 6-30...Collected a season-high 3a/pts Jan. 3 at Bridgeport...Also recorded five 2pt. games, most recently Mar. 7 at St. John's.

Anthony Brodeur
50 • G
Finished 8-10-4 with one shutout, a 3.80 goals-against average & .879 save-percentage in 32 combined games with Olympiques/Voltigeurs...Was claimed off waivers by Drummondville from Gatineau on Nov. 21...Posted lone shutout of season vs. former team on Jan. 23 (25 saves).

Connor Chatham
45 • F
Registered 17g-20a-37pts in 48 games during second season with Plymouth (OHL); a wrist injury ended his season on Mar. 3...Recorded first hat trick of his OHL career on Oct. 11 vs. Peterborough; also notched 2g-1a-3pts Feb. 13 vs. Barrie...Posted eight 2pt games, most recently Feb. 4 at Sudbury (2a)...Had points in a season-high six straight games Jan. 31-Feb. 13 (5g-4a-9pts).

Blake Coleman
40 • F
Ranked third on club with a career-high 20g-17a-37pts in 37 games during his senior season at Miami University (NCHC); led the club with 99 PIM & was second with a +16 mark...Was named NCHC Tournament MVP with 7g-5a-12pts and four multiple-point games in five contests...Scored all three Miami goals for his second-career hat trick in the NCHC finals vs. St. Cloud State on Mar. 21...Also named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 2; posted 3g-1a-4pts over two games.

Josh Couturier
62 • D
Committed to play for Boston College (HE) in the fall...Led all defensemen on his team with 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points with 36 penalty minutes for the Boston Junior Bruins (USPHL-Premier)...Tallied 3g-10a-13pts in 39 games with Des Moines (USHL) in 2013-14; his 10a were second among the club’s defensemen...Split 2012-13 campaign with Des Moines and Boston Jr. (EJHL).

Patrick D’Amico
72 • F
Registered 20g-30a-50pts & 53 PIM during third season with Regina (WHL); added 3g-4a-7pts & six PIM in nine playoff contests...Posted back-to-back 2g games Oct. 26-31 (4g-1a-5pts)...Also saw action with Virden (MJHL) in 2013-14; posted 11g-6a-17pts in 14 appearances.

J.D. Dudek
54 • F
Totaled 10g-8a-18pts and 72 PIM in 54 games during his first junior season; five of his ten goals were game-winners...Was traded from Dubuque to Chicago (USHL) on Mar. 2...Posted 4g-2a-6pts & six PIM in 13 games with the Steel following the trade; had 6g-6a-12pts & 66 PIM in 41 appearances with the Fighting Saints...Registered 1g-1a-2pts on three occasions: Mar. 14 vs. Team USA, Jan. 30 at Muskegon & Oct. 11 at Sioux City.

Joe Faust
39 • D
Recorded 1g-3a-4pts in 26 games with Albany (AHL) during his first professional season...Scored lone goal in season finale Apr. 10 at Binghamton...Collected first assist/point of 2014-15 & was a season-best +3 Nov. 23 vs. Bridgeport.

Casey Fitzgerald
48 • D
Registered 9g-16a-25pts and 67 PIM in 57 games for the USDP Under-18 Team in 2014-15...Also notched 3g-5a-8pts and 53 PIM for the USNDTP Junior team in 22 USHL contests...Was a member of Team USA’s Gold Medal-winning squad at the 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championships; posted 1g-3a-4pts, 4 PIM and a +12 mark in seven appearances...Son of former NHLer/Pittsburgh Assistant General Manager Tom Fitzgerald...Will attend Boston College (HE) in the fall.

Matt Gaudreau
71 • F

Tallied 3g-3a-6pts & 8 PIM during sophomore season at Boston College (HE)...Scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time Nov. 11-14 (2g)...Also scored Feb. 23 vs. Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game...Registered first-career assist Nov. 22 vs. Maine...Born in Carneys Point, NJ...Brother of Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau.

Artur Gavrus
51 • F
Recorded 5g-4a-9pts in 36 appearances with Dynamo Minsk during second KHL season...Totaled 2g-4a-6pts in four games with Molodechno of the Belarusian league...Added 1g-1a-2pts in three games for Shinnik Bobruisk...Skated for Team Belarus at World Championships; posted 2g-3a-5pts in eight appearances.

Alexandre Goulet
76 • F
Ranked third on Charlottetown (QMJHL) with 35g-26a-61pts in 65 appearances; added 2g-4a-6pts in nine playoff contests...Recorded 16 multiple-point games, including a career-high 2g-3a-5pts Nov. 27 vs. Saint John...Also posted two 4-pt. games: Jan. 17 at Victoriaville (2g-2a) & Nov. 9 at Drummondville (1g-3a)...Registered five 3-pt. games, including first career hat trick Dec. 11 at Chicoutimi...Totaled 26g-22a-48pts in 66 games in 2013-14 and was named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team.

Raman Hrabarenka
34 • D
Made NHL debut with New Jersey Apr. 9 at Tampa Bay...Posted career-highs across the board with 9g-18a-27pts in 47 games with Albany (AHL); point total was second among club’s defensemen...Established a career-high with 2g-1a-3pts Oct. 17 at Bridgeport; also had five 2-pt. games...Collected points in a season-high four straight games Mar. 21-28 (3g-2a-5pts).

Josh Jacobs
61 • D
Tied for second among Michigan State’s (Big 10) defensemen with 0g-9a-9pts during first season with the Spartans, including 3a over his final five appearances...Was only freshman to appear in each of the club’s 35 games...Six of nine assists came on the power play...Had points in back-to-back contests Nov. 1-7 (2a)...Will play for Sarnia (OHL) next season.

Sergey Kalinin
42 • F
Spent the previous five seasons with Avangard Omsk (KHL)...Set career highs across the board in 2014-15 with 12g-13a-25pts, 49 PIM & 58 games played, while serving as the club’s captain...Has totaled 31g-38a-69pts and 113 PIM in 213 career KHL games...Added three goals and two assists with 16 PIM in 39 career playoff contests...Spent parts of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons with Omskie Yastreby (MHL), made his KHL debut in 2009-10 and skated in the 2010 MHL All-Star Game.

Tyler Kelleher
73 • F
Led New Hampshire (HE) with 18g-24a-42pts during sophomore season and was named a Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star...Posted 14 multiple-point games, including a career-high 1g-3a-4pts Dec. 31 at Nebraska-Omaha...Notched 1g-2a-3pts three times: Feb. 7 at Vermont, Jan. 16 at Massachusetts & Dec. 13 at Maine...Also recorded three 2g games: Mar. 6 vs. Connecticut, Feb. 6 at Vermont & Nov. 7 vs. Michigan State.

Alexander Kerfoot
56 • F
Finished sophomore season at Harvard (ECAC) with 8g-22a-30pts in 27 games played...Posted 4g-11a-15pts over the season’s first nine games Nov. 1-25...Recorded four multiple-point games during stretch, including 3g-2a-5pts Nov. 11 at Boston College; was Harvard's first 5-pt. game since 2008...Totaled 1g-7a-8pts in six ECAC Tournament games, as the Crimson won their first conference championship since 2006...Missed 11 games due to injury, including ten straight Dec. 5-Jan. 30.

Ryan Kujawinski
41 • F
Recorded 34g-25a-59pts in 61 games, including 21g-15a-36pts in 34 appearances with North Bay (OHL) following trade from Kingston on Jan. 5...Posted a season-high 2g-2a-4pts Feb. 22 vs. Niagara...Collected points in a season-high eight consecutive games Feb. 22-Mar. 11 (6g-7a-13pts)...Added 6g-3a-9pts in 15 post-season contests; scored OT goal in game three of ECF vs. Oshawa on Apr. 28 & in game four of ECSF vs. Barrie on Apr. 16.

Matt Lorito
58 • F
Signed ATO with Albany on Mar. 13 after finishing his senior season at Brown University (ECAC)...Served Bears as captain & tied for the team lead with 11g-12a-23pts in 29 games...Totaled 3g-9a-12pts in 11 appearances with A-Devils...Tied franchise record with 1g-4a-5pts Apr. 15 vs. Syracuse.

Vojtech Mozik
53 • D
Appeared in 51 games during third season with Plzen (Czech Republic)...Led all defensemen in the Czech Extraliga with a career-high ten goals; also established career highs with 19 assists, 29 points and 94 penalty minutes in 2014-15...Has career totals of 20g-29a-49pts and 186 PIM in 157 Extraliga games with Plzen and Mlada Boleslav.

Darcy Murphy
75 • F
Registered 11g-15a-26pts & 52 PIM in 34 games in junior season at Colgate (ECAC)...Ranked third on club in scoring; was tied for second in both goals & assists...Named to All-Tournament Team at ECAC Championships...Posted a career-high 2g-2a-4pts in semifinal vs. St. Lawrence on Mar. 20 & scored a goal in the championship game vs. Harvard the following day.

Max Novak
66 • F
Saw action for both Union College (ECAC) & Albany (AHL) last season...Finished tied for fifth on Dutchmen with 10g-18a-28pts in 35 games during his senior campaign...Ranks third (tie) in school history with 11 career game-winning goals...Scored 15g, including six GWG, in 26 collegiate post-season games...Appeared in four games for Albany; made his pro debut on Apr. 3 at Springfield after signing ATO...A native of Oak Ridge, NJ; played junior hockey for the Jersey Hitmen (EJHL) in 2010-11.

Colton Phinney
65 • G
Appeared in 29 of 30 games with Princeton (ECAC) during sophomore season; was 4-22-3 with a 3.08 GAA & .910 save-percentage...Made 45 saves in 2-2 tie vs. Yale on Oct. 31 at Prudential Center in the opening game of the Liberty Hockey Invitational...Made a season-high 51 saves in a 4-3 loss to Harvard on Dec. 5...Named the ECAC Goalie of the Week on Feb. 15; was 1-0-1 and stopped 62/64 shots faced.

Blake Pietila
36 • F
Was named to All-WCHA Third Team...Ranked fourth on club with career-high 14g-16a-30pts in 40 games during his senior season at Michigan Tech (WCHA); led Huskies with 56 PIM...Had three season-high 3pt. games: 3a Jan. 31 vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 2g-1a Jan. 2 at Wisconsin & 1g-2a Nov. 1 vs. Michigan...Posted a six-game scoring streak Jan. 16-31 (5g-6a-11pts)...Netted three game-winning goals, including OT tally Jan. 23 vs. Alaska.

John Quenneville
47 • F
Posted 17g-30a-47pts in 57 games in third season with Brandon (WHL)...Registered a regular-season high 1g-3a-4pts Oct. 24 at Kamloops...Finished second (tie) on Wheat Kings with 10g-9a-19pts in 19 playoff contests as the club reached the WHL Finals...Named WHL Player of the Week for the period ending Apr. 26; posted 2g-3a-5pts in game one of ECF vs. Calgary on Apr. 24...Scored OT/series-clinching goal in game five of ECQF at Edmonton on Apr. 1; recorded 1g-3a-4pts in game two vs. Edmonton on Mar. 27.

Ryan Rehill
57 • D
Finished with 7g-13a-20pts in 68 games during third season with Kamloops (WHL); 7g were a career-high...Ranked fifth (tie) in the WHL with 128 PIM...Scored two game-winning goals, both in overtime: Jan. 23 at Victoria & Oct. 18 at Seattle...Recorded 1g-1a-2pts Jan. 14 vs. Portland for lone multiple-point game...Had points in a season-high three straight games Oct. 18-24 (2g-1a-3pts).

Steven Santini
38 • D
Played in 22 games during sophomore season at Boston College (HE); recorded 1g-4a-5pts & 20 PIM...Missed 16 games after undergoing surgery on Oct. 28; was named to the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster but was unable to compete...Returned to lineup/posted 1a Jan. 10 vs. Northeastern...Scored only goal of the season Oct. 18 at RIT...Tied a career-best with four shots on goal and notched 1a Feb. 23 vs. Harvard.

Reece Scarlett
33 • D
Totaled 2g-23a-25pts in 57 games for Albany in 2014-15; point total ranked third among A-Devils’ defensemen...Posted four multiple-point games, including back-to-back 3pt. efforts Jan. 17-21 (1g-5a-6pts)...Recorded 2a twice over the season’s final three games: Apr. 15 vs. Syracuse & Apr. 18 vs. Hartford...Registered a career-high five shots on goal Mar. 14 vs. Syracuse.

Brett Seney
67 • F
Recorded 11g-15a-26pts & 55 PIM in 34 games played during his freshman season with Merrimack (HE); led the Warriors in both points and assists...Also posted a team-best +3 mark...Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week for the period ending January 19...Recorded back-to-back 2pt. performances with 1g-1a-2pts January 16 vs. #12 Quinnipiac & 2a January 17 at Quinnipiac; scored GWG in both contests...Also netted game-winner in 3-2 win at #8 Minnesota on January 2.

Damon Severson
28 • D
Posted 5g-12a-17pts in 51 games with New Jersey during first professional season...Scored 2g Oct. 16 at Washington, joining Uli Hiemer as Devils’ only rookie defensemen with a multi-goal game...Also registered 1g-1a-2pts Oct. 25 at Ottawa & Oct. 11 at Florida to become the first d’man in franchise history with three multi-point efforts in his first eight NHL games...Missed 31 games Dec. 17-Feb. 28 (left ankle).

Brandon Shea
63 • F
Did not play in 2014-15 after suffering a hip injury during New Jersey’s Development Camp; will play for Windsor (OHL) this season...Recorded 2g-3a-5pts in 23 games for Quebec (QMJHL) in 2013-14...Selected 13th overall in the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft; had 7g-12a-19pts and 30 PIM in 82 games in three seasons for Moncton and Quebec.

Blake Speers
74 • F
Finished with 24g-43a-67pts and 12 PIM in 57 games during his second season with Sault Ste. Marie (OHL), including 4g-9a-13pts on a seven-game point streak to start the campaign...Served as alternate captain and helped the Greyhounds capture the Hamilton Spectator Trophy as top team in the regular season for the first time in 30 years...Recorded 18 multiple-point games, including first career hat trick December 14 vs. Windsor...Added 3g-6a-9pts and 4 PIM in 14 playoff games.

Jacob Sweeney
77 • D
Established career-highs with 17g-29a-46pts & 58 PIM in 66 games with Moncton (QMJHL) in 2014-15...Goal total was tied for the league-lead among defenseman...Scored 15 power play goals, which ranked 11th (tie) among all skaters...Collected a career-high 3a October 3 vs. Rouyn-Noranda...Had points in a career-high seven straight games January 29-February 12 (4g-3a-7pts)...Finished second among all d’men with 16pts (5g-11a) in 16 QMJHL playoff contests.

Ben Thomson
43 • F
Recorded 8g-8a-16pts and 97 PIM in 67 games with Albany during first AHL season; ranked second on A-Devils with 97 PIM...Made his professional hockey debut/posted 1a Oct. 17 at Bridgeport...Scored 2g, including the first of his AHL career, Oct. 24 at Hartford...Notched 1g-1a-2pts February 21 at Utica...Had points in a season-high three straight games Jan. 17-23 (1g-2a-3pts).

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