The Devils confirmed two more new faces to the Elite League on Saturday.
First up, it's Brandon McNally who joins the Devils after a season split between Danish side Odense Bulldogs and Karlskrona HK of the Swedish HockeyEttan league. He spent the previous two seasons in Italy including a year with Sterzing/Vipiteno where he led his team in scoring with 16 goals and 34 assists in 39 games.
The 29 year old holds an Italian passport but was born in America and played 4 years of NCAA University hockey with Dartmouth before turning pro. Before moving to Europe, he split his time between the ECHL and the AHL. His last season in the ECHL he scored 16 goals and 29 assists for 45 points in 71 games, while also leading his team in penalty minutes with 217.
Devils Head Coach Jarrod Skalde spoke about McNally:
“I know our fans are going to love this guy. The way he plays, the way he competes, the way he battles every night and the way he gets under the skin of opponents. He is not a fun guy to play against, but someone that you want on your team.”
photo credit Allen Americans
Josh Lammon joins the Devils from the Allen Americans of the ECHL where he spent the last two seasons. The 25 year old scored 12 goals and 24 assists in 67 games with the Americans in 2020-21 and added another 2 goals and 1 assist in 7 playoff games. Before turning pro, he spent 4 years at Mercyhurst University where he captained his team in 2018-19 and was named as the League’s best defensive forward.
Josh was a teammate of another new face to the Devils, defenceman Matt Register, in Allen last season and came highly recommended from coaches around the ECHL.
Devils Head Coach Jarrod Skalde spoke about Lammon:
Josh is another young guy, with a couple of years of pro experience. His skating ability and defensive play sets him apart, but he can also put the puck in the net. He is very fast and is a handful for opposing defenders in front of the net. We have talked about the need to be a fast team and he definitely fits the bill.