15 Facts About New Jersey Devils

1. New Jersey Devils have retired five numbers, all representing key players on their three Stanley Cup-winning teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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2. New Jersey Devils developed strong rivalries with two teams out of geographical proximity and frequent playoff confrontations.

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3. New Jersey Devils wears a white devils jersey with a number 00 on his back.

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4. The New Jersey Devils finished the season as the sixth-worst team in the League, 20 points away from a playoff spot and with just one victory in the last 11 games.

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5. The New Jersey Devils had their 12th 100-point season in their last 15 attempts.

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6. The New Jersey Devils went on to win their seventh Atlantic Division title and earn the second seed in the Eastern Conference after finishing ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins by two points.

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7. The New Jersey Devils won their Conference Quarterfinals playoff series against the Rangers four games to none, but were eliminated by the Carolina Hurricanes in the Conference Semifinals.

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8. In 2003, the New Jersey Devils finished first in the Atlantic Division with 108 points.

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9. The New Jersey Devils entered the playoffs as a sixth seed, but lost in the Conference Quarterfinals to the third-seeded Carolina Hurricanes.

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10. The New Jersey Devils scored 330 times in the regular season and set a franchise record with 106 points, second behind the New York Rangers in the Atlantic Division.

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11. The New Jersey Devils drafted Fetisov years earlier in the 1983 Entry Draft, but the Soviet Government did not allow Fetisov, who was a member of the national team, to leave the country.

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12. The New Jersey Devils won only 17 games and after the season, Doug Carpenter succeeded McVie.

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13. New Jersey Devils have a rivalry with their cross-Hudson River neighbor, the New York Rangers, as well as a rivalry with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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14. The New Jersey Devils were known for their defense-first approach throughout their years of Cup contention, but have since moved towards a more offensive style.

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15. New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey.

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