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Future Watch: Devan Dubnyk

by Kristi Hennessy / Edmonton Oilers
Devan Dubnyk continues to post a solid save percentage with the AHL Springfield Falcons (photo: Andy Devlin/EOHC)

Dubnyk, 23, agreed to a one-year contract with the Oilers on July 16, 2009. After attending training camp with the Edmonton Oilers, he was sent back down to his AHL team in Springfield for another season.

Edmonton’s first-round pick, 14th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft has played the past two seasons with the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, tallying a 27-58-2 record, 3.02 goals against average and a .905 save percentage.

Last season, Dubnyk set the Falcons franchise record for most games played in a single season by appearing between the pipes in 62 contests saving 1730 pucks from going in his net.

The 6’5”, 182-pound Calgary native played five seasons with the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers before making his pro debut with the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder in 2006-07.

So far this season with the Falcons he has faced 217 shots on goal, allowing 20 in 6 games. He stands right now with a 3.54 GAA and .908 save percentage.

On October 17th, The Falcons were victorious over the Hartford Wolf Pack and goalie Devan  Dubnyk sure had a lot to do with the win. He was solid in net saving 33 of the 34 shots on goal by Hartford to seal the 2-1 divisional win earning him the first star on the night.

“As a goalie you have to stay focused in times like the second period,” said Dubnyk, “Where they are not really getting much and we are hammering them in their zone. There’s going to be swings in game when they’re coming and it’s my job to make sure I stop them.”

So far the Falcons are 3-3 on the early season with all three wins coming at home in the MassMutual Center.

 “The fans have been fantastic so far this year and hopefully they keep coming out and we’ll keep trying to put wins on the board to get more people in the seats.” Dubnyk commented on the Falcons early start.

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