Connelly Trade Official; Three Return

(PR) Trenton, NJ —In separate transactions today, forward Kory Nagy has been reassigned by New Jersey from Albany (AHL) to Trenton, goalie Dave Caruso and defenseman Andy Thomas have been returned on loan to Trenton by Albany, and goalie Shane Connelly has been traded by Trenton to Utah (ECHL) for future considerations. The announcements were made by Albany and Trenton General Manager Chris Lamoriello.

Caruso, 28, appeared in 10 games during his most recent stint with Albany, which included his first AHL shutout on February 15 at Charlotte. The 6-1, 205-lb. goaltender has played in 46 games with the Devils’ AHL affiliates since the 2007-08 season, including 14 this year. With Trenton, Caruso has 52 victories in 97 appearances over the last four seasons, including a 5-8-2 record in 16 games in 2010-11. Caruso spent the 2006-07 season with Gwinnett (ECHL) and Chicago (AHL) after four collegiate seasons at Ohio State (CCHA), winning a CCHA Championship in 2004. The Roswell, GA native was born June 18, 1982.

Nagy, 21, is in his second professional season, posting AHL totals of four goals and 10 assists in 44 career games with Albany and Lowell, and ECHL marks of 12 goals and 21 assists in 75 games with Trenton. In 2010-11, the 5-11, 195-lb. forward has one assist in 13 games with Albany and 20 points in 42 contests for Trenton. Born October 12, 1989 in London, ON, Nagy was New Jersey’s fifth round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He spent four seasons with the Oshawa Generals (OHL) from 2005 to 2009, compiling 22 goals and 56 assists.

Thomas, 25, returns to Trenton after a 13-game stint with Albany. In 35 games for Trenton earlier this season, the 6-2, 220-lb. defenseman collected two goals and four assists. Thomas is in his second year in the Devils organization and has played in a total of 141 games, 15 in the AHL and 106 in the ECHL, leading Trenton with a plus-16 in 2009-10. He spent the 2008-09 season with Bakersfield (ECHL) and Iowa (AHL). Born November 14, 1985 in Bow, NH, Thomas played four seasons at the University of Denver (WCHA) from 2004 to 2008, winning the NCAA Championship in 2005.

Trenton’s weekend road trip begins Friday at Greenville at 7:05 p.m. and continues at Gwinnett Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 4:05 p.m.


11 Responses to “Connelly Trade Official; Three Return”

  1. titans04 Says:

    Bako Promo – love it.


    Many Charlie Sheen-themed events will surround the night, making light of the cultural-phenomenon, including ticket Charlie Sheen on a stickand food deals, and even a twitter World Record attempt.

    * Wear a fedora, or dress like any Charlie Sheen movie character and receive admission for two and a half bucks ($2.50).
    * Bring a clean drug test and receive free admission.
    * 2-for-1 Tiger Blood Icees and snow cones for the kids.
    * The first 1,000 males will receive a Charlie Sheen face on a stick mask.
    * Follow the Condors on twitter and we’re confident you won’t be nearly as entertained as if you followed Charlie Sheen on twitter. However, the Condors are inviting everyone to sign up to follow the Condors on twitter (, and if we beat Charlie’s Guinness World Record of reaching one million followers in less than 25 hours and 17 minutes, we’ll let Charlie rename the team, as he seems to have a lot of creative ideas lately.
    * Bring $2 million (reportedly as much as Charlie doesn’t earn with each cancelled episode) and you can own the Condors!
    * Charlie’s dubbed “Goddesses” (Natalie Kenly and Rachel Oberlin) have been named as honorary captains for the game. We’re guessing the Steelheads won’t mind if they get to hang out on the bench.
    * A rock band from Mars will play in front of the arena on the plaza before the game.
    * Before this game, the Condors aren’t going to practice, attempting to channel Sheen’s no-rehearsal-required spirit. After all, to quote the great Allen Iverson, “We’re talkin’ about practice?!”

    “We picked this date for the Charlie Sheen Night because we figured St. Patrick’s Day was a Holiday that Charlie enjoyed celebrating,” said Condors President Matthew Riley. “We would invite him come up to the game and participate in a ceremonial puck drop and just have fun for the night with our fans. We’ll even give him the ticket special for dressing up like himself.”

    “And oh yeah,” adds Riley. “To stick with the Charlie Sheen theme, we plan on ‘winning’ the game.”

  2. chiarams Says:

    Make that 8 of the last 10 games that Trenton has given up a goal in the first 10 minutes.

  3. titans04 Says:

    Yep almost made it to the 1:45 mark, almost.

    If it wans’t the first shot it was pretty close to it.

  4. chiarams Says:

    Don’t sweat it T04 – they’ve got a lead going into the third. They never blow a third period lead.

  5. Langhorne Devil Says:

    aaaaaaaaaaaand Boom goes the dynamite

  6. titans04 Says:

    Kell takes a bad penalty at the 17:11 mark and they go on to snag defeat from the jaws of victory yet again as they give up the late tying goal and lose in OT. BIG point though, can’t wait to hear about it on the next radio show. Caruso hung out to dry, welcome back Dave!

    Dean sounded like he’s completely beaten down at this point and that was before the game.


  7. chiarams Says:

    I hate it when I’m right. Or is it when I’m wrong?

    Fore? At this point I think it’s Five. Or Six.

  8. titans04 Says:

    Good news as Dan just pointed out, KZoo beat Toledo…..perhaps the toughest job in the league is trying to spin what’s in front of all of us. Really like the way he calls the games though. Just wish he would adopt the “well the Devils can’t lose until thier next game” from Paul’s repetrior.

    Connelly gives up two on his first two shots in Utah…

  9. chiarams Says:

    12 points out with 14 games to play. Big point indeed.

    The only team as bad as Ontario that Connelly has faced all season is probably during the time he put into practice in Trenton.

  10. Titans04 Says:

    If Ontario wins I believe we’ll be tied for dead last points wise. Good news is we have a game in hand, gotta look at it as the glass is half full.

  11. Titans04 Says:

    Kinda seems like Victoria could be checking out. That way every team in the west can make the playoffs.

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