Best to Wear # 6 – Tommy Albelin
With over 50 percent of the vote, the Devils Army voted for Tommy Albelin to be the best player to ever wear the number six for the New Jersey Devils.
Albelin was originally drafted by the Quebec Nordiques, 152nd overall, in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Nordiques for a year and a half before he was traded to the New Jersey Devils during the 1988-89 season.
Albelin proved to be a key part of the 1995 Stanley Cup winning team with the Devils, but he was traded to Calgary during the 1996 season.
After spending five and a half seasons with the Flames organization, Albelin re-joined the Devils and led them to another Stanley Cup win in 2003.
Albelin officially retired in 2007.
Besides his two Stanley Cup rings, Albelin has also served his home country proud playing in several tournaments: 1998 Olympic Winter Games, 1996 World Cup, five World championships, two World Junior championships and two Canada Cup tournaments. Albelin was also selected to serve as an Assistant Coach for Sweden at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Currently, Albelin can be found as an Assistant Coach for the Albany Devils of the AHL.
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Posted on September 9, 2011, in Best To Wear, Devils Army, Devils Army Far and Wide, Devils Army Generals, New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Devils Fans, NHL, Player Profile and tagged AHL, albany devils, Best to Wear, jersey, New Jersey Devils, NHL, NHL Draft, Stanley Cup, Sweden, tommy albelin. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.