Whitney an All-Star
The AHL has added Albany Devils left wing Joe Whitney to the All-Star roster for the All-Star Classic, which will pit a team of AHL All-Stars against one of the top professional Swedish teams, Farjestad BK, on Feb. 12 in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Whitney, who just returned to Albany from his first NHL recall with New Jersey, has 16 goals and 21 assists in 42 games with Albany this season. The third-year pro is approaching the franchise's career records for goals, assists and points.
Perhaps he will ask his Swedish teammates or assistant coach Tommy Albelin, also Swedish, to teach him a few phrases he can use to greet his opponents in the All-Star Classic.