Tommy Albelin
Defense
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 5.21.64 Stockholm, Sweden
How he arrived: Traded by the Quebec Nordiques for future considerations (Devils' 4th round pick in
the 1989 E.D.), 12.12.88
How he left: Traded to the Calgary Flames with Cale Hulse and Jocelyn Lemieux for Phil Housley
and Dan Keczmer, 2.26.96
How he returned: Signed as a free agent from the Calgary Flames, 7.9.01
How he left again: Retired after the 05-06 season for good. (Had actually retired 7.29.04, but
resigned with the Devils 12.20.05)
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1988-89
NJ
46
7
24
31
18
40
82
1
7
8
1
0
1
1
1989-90
NJ
68
6
23
29
-1
63
125
4
9
13
0
0
0
0
1990-91
NJ
47
2
12
14
1
44
66
1
8
9
0
1
1
0
1991-92
NJ
19
0
4
4
7
4
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1992-93
NJ
36
1
5
6
0
14
33
1
2
3
0
0
0
1
1993-94
NJ
62
2
17
19
20
36
62
1
8
9
0
0
0
1
1994-95
NJ
48
5
10
15
9
20
60
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
1995-96
NJ
53
1
12
13
0
14
90
0
5
5
0
0
0
0
2001-02
NJ
42
1
3
4
0
4
33
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2002-03
NJ
37
1
6
7
10
6
30
0
1
1
1
0
1
0
2003-04
NJ
45
1
3
4
7
4
27
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
2005-06
NJ
36
0
6
6
4
2
15
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
539
27
125
152
75
251
641
10
42
52
2
1
3
4
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Entry Draft: 1983 Eighth Round Pick (152nd overall) by the
Quebec Nordiques
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1990-91
NJ
3
0
1
1
1
2
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1991-92
NJ
1
1
1
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1992-93
NJ
5
2
0
2
-1
0
9
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
1993-94
NJ
20
2
5
7
5
14
30
1
1
2
0
0
0
1
1994-95
NJ
20
1
7
8
5
2
17
0
4
4
0
0
0
0
2001-02
NJ
6
0
0
0
-4
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2002-03
NJ
16
1
0
1
3
2
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2003-04
NJ
4
0
1
1
1
0
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
2005-06
NJ
2
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
77
7
15
22
10
22
77
2
6
8
0
0
0
2
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
Albelin was a pretty good spare defenseman over the years, providing either a spot of offense or good defensive play.

Missing games was a problem with him over the years, however. Either because of the flu or from various injuries. The
only time he played the full schedule in his entire Devils career was 1995, the lockout shortened season. (That's just
funny.)

He did have enough experience both in the NHL and playing both in the Swedish League and for his home country to be
a valuable commodity late in his career as far as teaching the younger defensemen that were coming up the pipe for the
Devils. That ultimately lead to his being hired as an assistant coach in 2007. Up until 2015, he had served as an assistant
both with the parent club and with Albany at various times.

When Lou Lamoriello joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as their GM, he followed him to be a pro scout.