Albany Devils’ roster begins to take shape

The New Jersey Devils announced the signing of 12 players on Monday, including a goaltender, a defen

The New Jersey Devils announced the signing of 12 players on Monday, including a goaltender, a defenseman and 10 forwards.

Forwards Bryan Haczyk, Nathan Perkovich, Myles Stoesz and Joseph Whitney were signed to AHL deals.

Others signed included goaltender Maxime Clermont, defenseman Peter Harrold, and forwards Matt Anderson, Brad Mills, Tim Sestito, Stephane Veilleux, Chad Wiseman and Steve Zalewski.

The Devils have a club policy of not disclosing terms of their contracts.

Perkovich, Stoesz, Anderson, Mills, Sestito, Wiseman and Zalewski each spent time with the Albany Devils last season.

Perkovich’s season was shortened with a broken ankle. He had eight goals and nine assists in 40 games.

Stoesz played seven games with Albany last season and 37 with Trenton of the ECHL. With Trenton, he accumulated a goal, three assists and 165 penalty minutes.

Haczyk played three games with Trenton last season after finishing up his collegiate career with Niagara. As a senior, he had 28 goals and 17 assists.

Whitney is fresh off his collegiate career with Boston College, where he finished his senior year with five goals and 26 assists in 39 games. He won NCAA championships with the squad in 2008 and 2010.

Anderson represented Albany at the AHL All-Star Classic. He finished the season with 23 goals and 32 assists, leading the team in assists and points while finishing second in goals. He won the Calder Cup as a member of the Chicago Wolves in 2008.

Mills had 15 goals and nine assists for Albany last season in 53 games. The Yale graduate also played four games in Newark with the parent club. He was the AHL club’s man of the year for his volunteer work in the community.

Sestito played 36 games with New Jersey last season, and 23 with Albany. In his time in Newark, he had five goals and eight assists. The Rome native’s brother, Tom, plays for Albany’s Northway rival, the Adirondack Phantoms.

Wiseman had 16 goals and 28 assists in 48 games with Albany, including a game in which he scored four goals in less than 10 minutes.

Zalewski had 11 goals and 12 assists in 31 games with Albany after being traded from Worcester, the San Jose affiliate. With Worcester, he had another four goals and 17 assists in 50 games.

Just 19 years old, Clermont will vie for a spot with Albany during training camp, along with former Union netminder Keith Kinkade. Clermont won 28 games, including four shutouts, last season for Gatineau of the Quebec Major

Junior Hockey League. He had a career-best goals-against average of 2.55 and won 11 postseason games — with one more shutout — to lead the squad to the league finals.

Harrold spent the last five seasons with the Los Angeles Kings’ organization, booking a goal and three assists through 19 games in L.A. last season.

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