31 Facts About New Jersey Devils


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

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The Devils compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference.

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The New Jersey Devils were known for their defense-first approach throughout their years of Cup contention, and were one of the teams credited with popularizing the neutral zone trap in the mid-1990s.

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

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New Jersey Devils assembled a core of players that included John MacLean, Bruce Driver, Ken Daneyko, Kirk Muller and Pat Verbeek, with Resch as their goaltender.

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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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New Jersey followed the move by defeating the Florida Panthers, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Philadelphia Flyers during the post-season to make the Finals.

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Stevens was named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, as the New Jersey Devils clinched the Stanley Cup on Arnott's goal in double-overtime of Game 6 in Dallas.

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New Jersey Devils remained at the helm of the basketball team until it was sold with the intention of moving it to Brooklyn in 2004, a move that did not come to pass at that time.

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

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Nonetheless, in January 2006, financial issues threatened to halt the deal, as the New Jersey Devils did not provide the city with a required letter of credit until the last possible day.

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The New Jersey Devils swept the Rangers in four games in the Conference Quarterfinals, and were then eliminated by the Carolina Hurricanes in five games in the Conference Semifinals.

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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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The Devils opened their new arena, the Prudential Center, on October 27,2007, against Ottawa after opening the season with a nine-game road trip.

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

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The League still penalized the New Jersey Devils for trying to circumvent the NHL salary cap with a money fine, a third-round draft pick in 2011 and one future first-round pick within the next four seasons.

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However, the New Jersey Devils still failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 1996, ending their 13-year streak.

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The Devils entered the lockout-shortened season with Bryce Salvador as their new captain.

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Brodeur, who had spent his entire 21-year career with the New Jersey Devils, played only seven games with St Louis before announcing his retirement.

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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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The New Jersey Devils used this pick to select Jack Hughes first overall.

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The New Jersey Devils would go on to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

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New Jersey Devils's organ playing has been instrumental in bridging the Devils' tradition from the Meadowlands to Prudential Center.

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New Jersey Devils commonly wears a white Devils jersey with his name and the number 00.

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

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New Jersey Devils have been known as a defense-first team since head coach Jacques Lemaire's first tenure, although the New Jersey Devils have twice led the Eastern Conference in goals scored, once leading the NHL in goals scored.

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Under DeBoer's system, according to Lamoriello, the New Jersey Devils' defenseman were often sent into the offensive zone to apply pressure on the opposing team's defense.

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Eleven New Jersey Devils players have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Two New Jersey Devils centers were inducted in 2011: Doug Gilmour, who had played for the team from 1996 to 1998, and Joe Nieuwendyk, a member of the club from 2001 to 2003.

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In 2006, the New Jersey Devils purchased the ECHL franchise Trenton Titans, which was then renamed the Trenton New Jersey Devils.

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