Devils Trade for Shane Connelly
Trenton, NJ - The Trenton Devils have acquired goaltender Shane Connelly in a trade with the South Carolina Stingrays for future considerations. The announcement was made by Albany and Trenton General Manager Chris Lamoriello.
Connelly, 23, joins the Devils in the midst of his second professional season, having played with Elmira and South Carolina earlier this season, and Johnstown and South Carolina in 2009-10. Appearing in 47 ECHL games, the Cheltenham, PA native has a record of 18-18-8, including four shutouts which all came as the Stingrays goaltender last season.
Connelly played four seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Wisconsin (WCHA) from 2005 to 2009 where his career goals-against average (2.39), save percentage (.913), and shutout total (eight) each rank top five in Badgers history. Recording 19 of his 41 career victories as a senior in 2008-09, Connelly also won three games as a freshman backup during Wisconsin's run to the NCAA Championship in 2005-06. Prior to college, Connelly played junior hockey for two seasons with the Chicago Steel (USHL) where he posted a record of 34-30-4 in 74 appearances. The 5-9, 180-lb. goaltender was born March 16, 1987.
Trenton visits the Wheeling Nailers Thursday before returning home Saturday to face the Reading Royals at Sun National Bank Center at 7:00 p.m.
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