Winning games in the lower leagues is of secondary importance, especially for the New Jersey Devils. Player development is of paramount importance.So while the Devils have failed to Albany in the standings, won only 31 of his 73 games hockey league in the TV game on Friday night to play against the spirits of the Adirondacks in Glens Falls, which prepared the skaters in the NHL.The defender Olivier Magnan, is one of 18 players in New York and Albany this season, a good example. In his fifth pro season was Magnan reliable defender of Albany.This is a man, said coach Rick Kowalsky Devils, the defending ECHL Rookie Magnan had during Trenton. I was a child when he was.A grown into a man with his attitude and professionalism. Rise Magnan comes at a time. A fifth round pick from New Jersey (148th overall) in 2006, is a restricted free agent after the season.Its development has led to his first call to the NHL this season. He played 18 games between mid-October and early December, the average of 131 / 2 minutes to get ice per game and four assists.The game is a little easier, said Magnin. As a D-man, you always have the option of CD. It’s the biggest thing I saw up there.The whole game is faster. The kids think it’s an important step, but once you become accustomed, is a simple game. Magnan, which is 25 revolutions in one month, one of the few veterans on the blue line Albany. In addition to Rob Davison and trade acquisition Jay Leach, who is currently on recall to the New Jersey Devils, there was a loaded AHL Rookie defensive line.With him and Jay Leach in the lineup, said Kowalsky, from the perspective of a veteran, we are a completely different point D there. They are a good example for boys. Not only help your game to the team, but his game help around the children. Magnan was assistant captain for most of the season is a role that he is very serious.That’s part of who I am, the leadership on and off the ice show, said Magnin, a native of Sherbrooke, Quebec. I’ve been here long, so I can show the youngsters what they do. He has also recently been playing a greater responsibility in the Force. Eight of his 10 points this season (two goals, eight assists) came in the last 15 games.On a team with no offensive defender has acknowledged the contribution.I try. My first two years of high school, he said, recalling his time in Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior I was 9 or 12 (actually 20) points, something like that, and my last year ends with 40 points (41). I try to show a crime. I try only one more card to add my game.
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