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Gilles Senn – 12 Sports Athlete of the Week

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - The Binghamton Devils have been one of the hottest teams in the AHL over the last few months. Since December 14, the Binghamton Devils own a 23-9 record, and that is largely in part to the consistent play of goalie Gilles Senn.

Most recently, The B-Devils earned six points in three days this weekend, with Senn earning wins in two of the three games.

"That's a great sign when you can not have your A game and still win a hockey game," said B-Devils head coach Mark Dennehy.

Many people move cities for a job, maybe even a state, but not many move to a new continent.

"So far I've done a really good job of adjusting to the game here," said Senn.

That was the case for Senn who made the jump from Switzerland to Binghamton to join the B-Devils.

"There are sometimes ups and downs but you have to just work with them and keep going," said Senn.

"I know who is stopping pucks and who is winning hockey games, and he has put himself and his team in position to do both of those," said Dennehy.

The goalie position has been a carousel in Binghamton this year but through all of the changes Senn has been a constant in between the pipes.

"I think it's important that, I like when there's not too much talk about me, I do my stuff and when I stay here all the time, I think I'm doing a good job, like not going up and down all the time," said Senn.

In December, with more injuries in New Jersey, Senn got the call to once again go somewhere he had never been before, the NHL.

"When you get the call it's something special, just call all your family and friends back home, that I get a chance," said Senn.

In a year of growth and development, Senn has had the chance to be mentored by one of the best - goalie Cory Schenider who has been through all the highs and low of being an NHL goalie. There's one lesson in particular that has stuck with Senn.

"No matter what happens in your career or your life, you just keep working, you know what you can do, and you just stick with that and don't listen to other people and just how professional he is on and off the ice I can really learn a lot from him," said Senn.

So for now, Senn has found a home in Binghamton and for the rest of the season his goal is simple. Get to the playoffs.

"That's what you want and you just keep trying to work with the guys and keep that motivation up all the time," said Senn.

The Binghamton Devils have another three-game weekend approaching. The team hosts the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Friday at 7:05 p.m., and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Saturday at 4:05 p.m. The B-Devils are on the road Sunday, for a 3:05 p.m. puck drop against the Penguins.

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