The New Jersey Devils are a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League (the NHL). The New Jersey Devils play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with four other teams: the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders. Devils tickets will be a hot item during the 2009-2010 NHL hockey schedule.
New Jersey Devils 2009-2010 Outlook
The New Jersey Devils have high hopes for the 2009-2010 NHL season. The Devils have qualified for post-season play every season since the 1995-1996 NHL season and except for the 2004-2005 NHL season when no hockey was played because of the NHL lockout. The Devils have finished 1st atop the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in 2005-2006, 2006-2007 and 2008-2009, but they have not advanced past the Conference Semifinals since they went all the way and won the Stanley Cup trophy during the 2002-2003 NHL schedule. The New Jersey Devils are poised to make a longer run during the 2009-2010 playoffs as they have the talent to do it and a legendary coach in 64-year old Jacques Lemaire to guide the way.
The New Jersey Devils will rely on ageless wonder Martin Brodeur behind the net. Despite being 37 years of age, Brodeur continues to shine each and every night as the Devils goaltender. The defense is anchored by defensemen Paul Martin, Mike Mottau, Andy Greene and Colin White. Left Wing scoring sensation Zach Parise is a machine - scoring 45 goals and racking up 94 points during the 2008-2009 NHL schedule. Parise teams up with Jamie Langenbrunner and Travis Zajac to form one of the most formidable front lines in hockey. Newly acquired Center Rob Niedermayer will also add a veteran presence on the offensive unit. Head Coach Lemaire will continue to work on team oriented defense and consistent focus through the long NHL season. If Lemaire can win over the confidence of his players and if the team continues to gel, the New Jersey Devils have the talent to bring the Stanley Cup Trophy back to New Jersey following the 2009-2010 NHL season. Get your Devils hockey tickets at the Prudential Center before it's too late.
The New Jersey Devils were originally founded in 1974 in Kansas City, Missouri as the Kansas City Scouts. After only two seasons, the franchise moved from Kansas City to Denver, Colorado, where the franchise played as the Colorado Rockies from 1976 through 1982. The New Jersey Devils franchise moved to Newark, New Jersey in 1982 and they have played in New Jersey ever since. After mixed results during the early franchise years, the New Jersey Devils recorded their first 100 point season during the 1993-1994 NHL season. The New Jersey Devils had the 2nd best record in the NHL behind hated rival New York Rangers. The New Jersey Devils lost each game to the New York Rangers during the regular season, and the 2 teams met in one of the more memorable Eastern Conference Finals during the 1994 playoff run. The New Jersey Devils took a 3-2 series lead when New York Rangers Captain Mark Messier made his famous guarantee that the New York Rangers would ultimately win the series. Messier recorded a natural hat trick in the 3rd period of Game 6 to lead the Rangers to the Game 6 win and the New York Rangers eventually won the series and the Stanley Cup, denying the New Jersey Devils their first ever Stanley Cup title. The New Jersey Devils rebounded well during the strike-shortened 1995 season. The New Jersey Devils swept the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings to win the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup – this was also the state of New Jersey’s first ever major professional sports championship. The same core of players – Bobby Holik, Claude Lemieux, Scott Niedermayer, Martin Brodeur and Scott Stevens – kept the New Jersey Devils competitive for several years to come, but the crew would not reach another Stanley Cup Finals until the 1999-2000 playoff run. That year, the New Jersey Devils defeated the defending champion Dallas Stars 4-2 to record the franchise’s 2nd Stanley Cup title. The franchise recorded its 3rd Stanley Cup title in 2003 when the New Jersey Devils defeated the Anaheim Ducks in a memorable 7 game series.
The New Jersey Devils have retired the following players’ numbers: Ken Daneyko's #3 and Scott Stevens’ #4.
New Jersey Devils TV/Radio
All New Jersey Devils hockey games can be seen on the Madison Square Garden television network (MSG & MSG+) in the greater New York tri-state area. ESPN has television rights to New Jersey Devils hockey games based on the popularity of the game. Tune into WFAN The Fan 660 on your AM dial to catch each New Jersey Devils hockey game on the radio.