March 24, 2018

New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The club was founded as the Kansas City Scouts in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974. The Scouts moved to Denver, Colorado in 1976 and became the Colorado Rockies. In 1982, they moved to East Rutherford, New Jersey and took their current name. For their first 25 seasons in New Jersey, the Devils were based at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford and played their home games at Brendan Byrne Arena (later renamed to Continental Airlines Arena). Before the 2007–08 season, the Devils relocated to Newark and now play their home games at Prudential Center.

The franchise was poor to mediocre in the eight years before moving to New Jersey, a pattern that continued during the first five years in New Jersey as they failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs and never finished higher than fifth in their division. Their fortunes began to turn around following the hiring of president and general manager Lou Lamoriello in 1987. Under Lamoriello’s stewardship, the Devils made the playoffs all but three times between 1988 and 2012, including 13 berths in a row from 1997 to 2010, and finished with a winning record every season from 1992–93 to 2009–10. They have won the Atlantic Division regular season title nine times, most recently in 2009–10, before transferring to the newly created Metropolitan Division as part of the NHL’s realignment in 2013. The Devils have reached the Stanley Cup Finals five times, winning in 1994–95, 1999–00 and 2002–03. The Devils were known for their defense-first approach throughout their years of Cup contention, but have since moved towards a more offensive style.

The Devils have a rivalry with their cross-Hudson River neighbor, the New York Rangers, as well as a rivalry with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Devils are one of three NHL teams in the New York metropolitan area; the other two teams are the New York Islanders and New York Rangers. With the move of the Nets to Brooklyn in 2012, the franchise is the only major league team in any sport that explicitly identifies itself as a New Jersey team.

New Jersey Devils

Arena/Stadium: Prudential Center
Owner(s): New Jersey Devils, LLC; (Josh Harris, governor)
Captain: Andy Greene
Stanley Cup wins: 2003, 2000, 1995
Coach: John Hynes

New Jersey Devils Hockey Roster

# Pos. Age W H
Ken Appleby 55 Goalie 22 210 6’4″
Brandon Baddock 52 Left Wing 22 215 6’3″
Nathan Bastian 42 Right Wing 20 205 6’4″
MacKenzie Blackwood 70 Goalie 21 225 6’4″
Brian Boyle 11 Center, 33 245 6’6″
Jesper Bratt 63 Left Wing, 19 175 5’10”
Jesper Bratt 63 Left Wing, 19 175 5’10”
Brandon Burlon 33 Defenseman 28 190 6’0″
Will Butcher 8 Defenseman 23 190 5’10”
Will Butcher 8 Defenseman 23 190 5’10”
Austin Cangelosi 61 Center 23 170 5’7″
Jocktan Chainey 73 Defenseman 18 198 6’0″
Blake Coleman 40 Center, 26 200 5’11”
Blake Coleman 40 Center 26 200 5’11”
Evan Cormier 60 Goalie 20 202 6’3″
Yaroslav Dyblenko 48 Defenseman 24 207 6’1″
Brian Gibbons 39 Left Wing, 30 175 5’8″
Brandon Gignac 51 Center 20 173 5’11”
Marc-Andre Gragnani 38 Defenseman 31 201 6’2″
Andy Greene 6 Defenseman 35 190 5’11”
Nicolas Guay 78 Right Wing 18 176 5’11”
Taylor Hall 9 Left Wing 26 205 6’1″
Jimmy Hayes 10 Right Wing 28 215 6’5″
Nico Hischier 13 Center 19 175 6’1″
Nico Hischier 13 Center 19 175 6’1″
Josh Jacobs 45 Defenseman 22 200 6’2″
Marcus Johansson 90 Left Wing 27 205 6’1″
Ben Johnson 65 Center 23 188 6’0″
Sergey Kalinin 51 Center, 27 200 6’3″
Michael Kapla 32 Defenseman 23 200 6’0″
Keith Kinkaid 1 Goalie 28 195 6’3″
Ryan Kujawinski 54 Center 22 205 6’2″
Nick Lappin 36 Right Wing 25 175 6’1″
Ben Lovejoy 12 Defenseman 34 205 6’1″
Jacob MacDonald 53 Defenseman 25 208 6’0″
Jan Mandat 57 Center 22 205 6’0″
Chris McKelvie 59 Left Wing 33 190 6’1″
Michael McLeod 41 Center 20 188 6’2″
John Moore 2 Defenseman 27 210 6’2″
Vojtech Mozik 53 Defenseman 25 200 6’3″
Stefan Noesen 23 Right Wing 25 205 6’1″
Max Novak 59 Right Wing 26 180 5’11”
Brian O’Neill 18 Right Wing 29 175 5’9″
Kyle Palmieri 21 Right Wing 27 185 5’11”
Blake Pietila 56 Left Wing 25 200 5’11”
Nikita Popugaev 62 Left Wing 19 217 6’6″
Dalton Prout 5 Defenseman 28 230 6’3″
John Quenneville 47 Center, 21 195 6’1″
Ryan Rehill 57 Defenseman 22 210 6’2″
Kevin Rooney 58 Center 24 190 6’2″
Steven Santini 16 Defenseman 23 205 6’2″
Steven Santini 16 Defenseman 23 205 6’2″
Marc Savard 91 Center 40 191 5’10”
Cory Schneider 35 Goalie 32 200 6’3″
Damon Severson 28 Defenseman 23 205 6’2″
Colby Sissons 71 Defenseman 20 185 6’2″
Blake Speers 46 Center, 21 185 5’11”
Drew Stafford 18 Right Wing 32 215 6’2″
Marian Studenic 67 Right Wing 19 164 6’1″
Jacob Sweeney 77 Defenseman 23 210 6’4″
Ben Thomson 43 Left Wing 25 205 6’3″
Sami Vatanen 45 Defenseman 26 187 5’10”
Colton White 68 Defenseman 20 185 6’1″
Miles Wood 44 Left Wing 22 195 6’2″
Miles Wood 44 Left Wing 22 195 6’2″
Pavel Zacha 37 Center 20 210 6’3″
Pavel Zacha 37 Center 20 210 6’3″
Travis Zajac 19 Center 32 185 6’2″