Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Devane back, Whalers now with four OAs

The Plymouth Whalers announced Tuesday the return of 20-year-old center-left wing Jamie Devane to the Whalers from Toronto of the American Hockey League.

Devane - selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round (68th overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft - started this season with the AHL Toronto Marlies, but he has not played in a regular season game.

Devane was originally selected by the Whalers in the seventh round (130th overall) of the 2007 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. He enjoyed his best season last year for the Whalers, scoring 18 goals with 20 assists for 38 points and 131 penalty minutes in 63 games.

In all, Devane has 29 goals with 40 assists for 69 points and 307 PIMs in 178 games for Plymouth.

The Whalers now have four overagers in Devane, captain Beau Schmitz and forwards RJ Mahalak and Andy Bathgate. Only three can play in a game.

Devane is expected to report to Plymouth in time for this weekend's games. Plymouth plays in Windsor on Thursday and will host Niagara on Friday and Sarnia on Saturday at Compuware Arena. Both games start at 7:05 p.m.

Photo - Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers

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