Albany brings back captain Pelley

The Albany Devils have signed forward Rod Pelley to a one-year American Hockey League contract. 

Pelley, who completed his 10th professional season in 2015-16, has served as the Devils’ captain for the last three seasons. Under his leadership, Albany has produced a 123-71-18-16 record, earning a Calder Cup Playoff berth during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons. 

The 31-year-old Pelley is a veteran of 676 professional games, including 420 in the AHL and 256 in the NHL. His career totals include 65 goals and 61 helpers for 126 points in the AHL and nine tallies and 20 assists in the NHL. 

Pelley’s career has included two stints with the Devils organization. He split time between the Lowell Devils and New Jersey Devils between 2006-07 and 2011-12. After spending the remainder of the 2011-12 season and all of 2012-13 with the Anaheim Ducks organization, he signed as a free agent with the Devils prior to the 2013-14 campaign. 

Before turning pro, Pelley spent four seasons with Ohio State University, posting 47 goals and 41 assists for 88 points in 165 games. He was a member of the 2004 CCHA championship team, earning All-Tournament honors.