Devils Acquire Center Steve Kelly
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ The New Jersey Devils have acquired center Steve Kelly from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2000 entry draft, the team announced Thursday.
Kelly, 22, joined the Devils from the IHL’s Detroit Vipers. He was Edmonton’s first choice and the sixth overall selection in the 1995 draft.
Kelly, a 6-foot-1, 190-pounder, split the 1998-99 season between Tampa Bay and Cleveland of the IHL. In his four seasons in the NHL he had four goals and six assists for 10 points, and 56 penalty minutes in 85 games played for Edmonton and Tampa Bay.