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    New Jersey Devils Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the New Jersey Devils to get you started: 

    Stadium:Prudential Center
    Colors:Red, black & white
    Hall of Famers:Viacheslav Fetisov, Peter Stastny, Scott Stevens, Igor Larionov, Doug Gilmour, Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan, Joe Nieuwendyk, Phil Housley, Dave Andreychuk & Martin Brodeur
    Hall of Fame Builders:Herb Brooks & Lou Lamoriello
    Rivals:New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers & New York Islanders
    Legends: Viacheslav Fetisov, Peter Stastny, Scott Stevens, Igor Larionov, Doug Gilmour, Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan, Joe Nieuwendyk, Phil Housley, Dave Andreychuk, Martin Brodeur, Aaron Broten, Kirk Muller, Zach Parise, Bobby Holik, John MacLean, Ken Daneyko & Patrik Elias 
    Retired Numbers:3, 4, 26, 27, 30 & 99
    Stanley Cup Titles:3: 1994-95, 1999-2000 & 2001-02

    New Jersey Devils History

    The Devils, as they are known, were founded in 1982, but they had previously existed under both the Kansas City Scouts and the Colorado Rockies name, however, consistently mediocre performances forced the Rockies to be sold to Arthur Imperatore, a trucking mogul based in New Jersey.

    Imperatore had bought the team with the intention of bringing the franchise to his hometown, a plan that was met with much contention due to the existence of the Islanders, Rangers and Flyers in the area. In 1982 the plan came to fruition and the Colorado Rockies became the New Jersey Devils, with the name coming from the legend of the Jersey Devil.

    The first 5 years in New Jersey were rough, with the side failing to finish higher than 5th place in the Patrick Division, however, they continued to improve year after year from the 1983-84 season. Their improvement was evident in the 1987-88 campaign when the Devils recorded their best season yet, finishing the regular season with a record of 38-36-6 and going as far as the Conference Finals where they lost 4-3 to the Boston Bruins.

    The Devils continued to perform well in the regular season in the years that followed, but failed to impress in the postseason, bombing out in round 1 for 4 consecutive seasons.

    The 1993-94 campaign marked the Devils’ move from the Patrick Division to the Atlantic Division, where they immediately found success under new head coach Jacques Lemaire. The Devils finished 2nd in the Atlantic Division in their first season and made it as far as the Conference Final, where they were once again beaten over 7 games, this time to their bitter rivals, the New York Rangers.

    The Devils got their redemption the following year, once again finishing second in the Atlantic Division during the lockout shortened season before breezing through the first 3 rounds of the playoffs to meet the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Final.

    The Red Wings were the wide favourites to lift the cup, but were left stunned by the Devils, who waltzed their way to a clean sweep victory and recorded their maiden Stanley Cup championship victory. 

    Despite the historic victory, the Devils would not back up their season the following year, instead they failed to even qualify for the playoffs, becoming the first team in 26 years to do so the year after winning the Stanley Cup. 

    Fortunately, the Devils bounced back from this, ushering in a long period of success which saw them secure multiple 100+ point seasons, as well as making the Stanley Cup Final in 3 of 4 years ranging from 1999-2003, 2 of which they would go on to win. 

    Over 25 seasons from 1987-2012 the Devils only missed the postseason on 3 occasions, finishing atop the division on 9 occasions. However, the years since have not been kind to the once mighty side, with financial woes leading to the franchise changing hands in 2013.

    The Devils slipped back into mediocrity, recording a winning record in just 1 of the last 9 seasons. Often plagued with lengthy injuries as well as losing key players, the franchise has struggled to rebuild. The most recent campaign was no better, with the Devils winning a measly 19 of 56 games, failing to reach the postseason for a third consecutive year. 

    Expert 2021-22 Picks & Preview on New Jersey Devils

    If you are a fan of the New Jersey Devils, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the New Jersey Devils have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2022?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the New Jersey Devils.

    Preview on the New Jersey Devils’ Head Coach: Lindy Ruff

    While only heading towards his third season in Jersey, he’s a coach with over 23 years of NHL experience. After a decade and a half in Buffalo, he went to Dallas for 4 years and in 2019 he got the Devils job. He heads into this season with a combined record of 755-584-78, adding to that is 10 playoff appearances. However the beautiful Stanley Cup is something that still eludes him, only reaching one finals in 1999.

    Preview on the New Jersey Devils’ Key Player: Jack Hughes

    Hughes is a former 1st overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft out of the U.S. National Development Program. After a rather mediocre rookie season he had a slight improvement in his sophomore campaign. Despite that slight improvement he is still not showing why he was worthy of a number 1 pick in our opinion. Only time will tell if 2021-22 leads to a much better performance from the young American.

    Preview on the New Jersey Devils’ Next Best: Nico Hischier

    Another 1st overall pick two years earlier, Hischier has proven to live up to the lofty expectations. Heading into his 5th NHL season, he has 57 Goals combined with 89 Assists. Even after missing most of last year with an injury he should be back to form during this new season. If he and Hughes can both perform and stay on the ice, the New Jersey Devils could end up being a title contender.

    New Jersey Devils Betting & Odds Preview 2021-22

    Following their 45 point, 19 win, 30 loss and 7 overtime loss 2020-21 season, the New Jersey Devils finished in 7th place in the East Division, 8 points clear of the Buffalo Sabres in last place, but 13 points off the Philadelphia Flyers in 6th place.

    The Devils’ 7th place finish was an improvement on the previous 2 seasons, however, the team picked up points at a measly .402 percentage, down from .493 the previous year. 

    As a young, developing side, the Devils were never given much of a chance to compete, they entered the campaign as +6000 underdogs to win the championship and realistically didn’t have much chance to even reach the postseason in the East Division.

    There were few high points for the Devils’ season, failing to perform on home ice and rarely stringing consecutive wins together, often going on long losing runs, the worst of which ran for 10 consecutive games toward the end of the campaign.

    New Jersey Devils FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the New Jersey Devils? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the New Jersey Devils play?

    The New Jersey Devils play their home games at the Prudential Center.

    Who owns the New Jersey Devils?

    The New Jersey Devils are owned by Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment.

    Have the New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup?

    The New Jersey Devils have won 3 Stanley Cups. 

    Who is the New Jersey Devils general manager?

    Tom Fitzgerald is the general manager of the New Jersey Devils.

    Do the New Jersey Devils play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the New Jersey Devils are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming New Jersey Devils games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the New Jersey Devils record?

    The New Jersey Devils had a 19-30-7 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2020-21 NHL season.

    Did the New Jersey Devils win last night?

    Fans of the New Jersey Devils are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the New Jersey Devils worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the New Jersey Devils are worth $530 million.

    Who do the New Jersey Devils play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the New Jersey Devils play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the New Jersey Devils?

    You can watch the New Jersey Devils games on TV channels like Fox Sports, NBC Sports and NHL Networks such as NHL.TV.

    Will the New Jersey Devils make the playoffs this year?

    It is not known if the New Jersey Devils will make the playoffs this year, however, last season they finished in second last place in the East Division with a record of 19-30-7.

    Will the New Jersey Devils get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?

    The New Jersey Devils have the 4th overall pick of the first round of the 2021 NHL draft.

    When do the New Jersey Devils play?

    New Jersey Devils fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.

    Where did the New Jersey Devils finish this season?

    In the 2020-21 NHL season, the New Jersey Devils finished 7th in the East Division.

    How many games did the New Jersey Devils win?

    The New Jersey Devils won 19 games in the 2020-21 NHL season.