Devils Rumors & News

  • Taylor Hall has faith in Devils' young talent

    Newark Star-Ledger "Taylor Hall watched the Edmonton Oilers try to rebuild through the draft and youth during his first six seasons in the NHL, but it never led to a playoff berth. Now in a new situation with the Devils, he sees the team doing something similar, but he's not expecting the same outcome. While..." August 26

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Devils' Cory Schneider primed for Team USA and World Cup

    Newark Star-Ledger "Before goalie Cory Schneider sets foot in Devils training camp in September (or October), he'll have Schneider will be playing in September's World Cup of Hockey for Team USA, and while it means he'll be playing hockey away from the Devils for a portion of training camp, the 30-year-old goalie..." August 21

  • Devils, Cory Schneider prepping for defense without Adam Larsson

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils addressed a need on offense when they traded for left wing Taylor Hall in June, adding an explosive player on offense that could quickly boost a unit that finished last in the NHL in goals per game last season. But that addition came at a cost. Bringing Hall to New Jersey meant..." August 19

  • Vesey's met with all teams on his list, will discuss options Thursday

    The Score "The clock is ticking, Jimmy. As the hockey world patiently awaits what will prove to be a very drawn-out decision by Jimmy Vesey, ESPN's Joe McDonald reports that the 23-year-old Harvard product has met with all the teams on his short list." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Leafs, Devils, Pens, Isles Get First Jimmy Vesey Meetings, Columbus in Mix

    The Hockey Writers "At 12:01am Tuesday, Harvard standout Jimmy Vesey (along with a handful of other former collegiate skaters) became a free agent. While Vesey isn’t going to change a team’s fortunes, he’s a talented player who can improve a forward group. Importantly, acquiring the 23-year-old won’t cost anything..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Panthers, Red Wings, Devils among other teams Radulov negotiated with

    The Score "It turns out Alexander Radulov was a highly sought-after commodity prior to signing with the Montreal Canadiens this offseason. The Russian forward spoke to sport-express.ru, according to Igor Eronko, where he explained that the Canadiens were not the only club vying for his services. "The..." August 15

  • Blackhawks and Devils are favorites for Jimmy Vesey

    The Hockey News "With the NHL off-season now in its dog days, notable trade and free-agent activity has slowed to a crawl. As a result, speculation over where promising free-agent prospect Jimmy Vesey could end up is garnering headlines. Vesey, 23, is the 2016 Hobey Baker Award winner. Earlier this year, the..." August 13

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • How Devils' salary cap compares to the rest of the NHL

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils entered the 2016 offseason with plenty of cap space, and after much of the dust has settled on spending around the league, the team still ranks among the highest in the NHL in terms of available cap space. Per Spotrac, the Devils have the third most cap space in the NHL at an..." August 07

  • Challenge looms for Joseph Blandisi

    NHL.com "Life in the NHL was a breeze for forward Joseph Blandisi of the New Jersey Devils, or so it seemed. Playing in his fourth career NHL game last season after his second call-up from Albany of the American Hockey League, Blandisi was a plus-1 in the Devils' 2-1 win against the Minnesota Wild on..." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Klefbom clarifies Hall remarks: 'All of our key players underperformed'

    The Score "Oscar Klefbom says his criticism of Taylor Hall is also applicable to the rest of last season's core group. The Edmonton Oilers defenseman attempted to clarify comments made about the departed forward Sunday. "All of our key players underperformed, including myself. Not only Taylor Hall,"..." August 01

  • Klefbom: Hall rarely had best games when we needed him most

    The Score "At least one member of the Edmonton Oilers is encouraged by the team's decision to trade Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for Adam Larsson earlier this summer. That would be defenseman Oscar Klefbom, who - in an interview with Swedish hockey news site hockeysverige.se - believes the team as..." July 31

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Brandon Gormley

    HockeyBuzz "The New Jersey Devils have signed Brandon Gormley in effort to improve the organization's depth on defense. Gormley put pen to paper on a one-year, two-way contract that would earn him $650,000 at the NHL level. The former 13th overall pick (2010) was highly regarded coming out of junior,..." July 29

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Larsson aiming to develop offensive game with Oilers

    NHL.com "Defenseman Adam Larsson had what many considered to be a breakout season with the New Jersey Devils in 2015-16. Now with the Edmonton Oilers, Larsson, the No. 4 pick at the 2011 NHL Draft, expects to continue his development this season into a top-pairing defenseman, and perhaps expand his..." July 26

  • Eberle: Hall wanted to be ‘one of the guys to turn it around’

    Sportsnet "Jordan Eberle said aloud what many thought: that Taylor Hall was likely hurt by his trade to New Jersey. The Edmonton Oilers winger was on Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s The Andrew Walker Show Thursday to talk about the trade that rocked the city, what to expect of the team’s next captain, and his..." July 22

  • Bobby Farnham Signs With Montreal Canadiens

    HockeyBuzz "The New Jersey Devils are working towards icing a faster, more skilled lineup this fall. As a result the team elected not to bring back forward Bobby Farnham, who skated a regular shift on the 4th line for much of last season after being claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh. Today Farnham..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Kyle Palmieri added to Team USA World Cup roster

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieri was added to Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey 2016 on Wednesday. Palmieri will replace injured Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan on the 23-man roster. Callahan had surgery on his right hip June 21 and is expected to need five months to..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Devils' Zacha out of development camp with hip pointer

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils will have to wait until training camp to see if Pavel Zacha is ready to make the jump to the NHL club. The 19-year-old - who was selected sixth overall by the Devils in 2015 - will not skate during the team's summer development camp as a result of a hip pointer." July 16

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Devils’ Hall ‘looking for a fresh start,’ to wear No. 9

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall has made a decision. Hall will wear No. 9 when he takes to the ice for the first time as a member of the New Jersey Devils. “Obviously, the number four was retired here,” Hall said in an exclusive interview on the Devils’ official site. “But, even if it wasn’t retired, I’m not..." July 13

  • Devils name Ryane Clowe assistant coach

    Sportsnet "While Ryane Clowe‘s playing career is over, the 33-year-old will begin the next chapter of his life in familiar territory. The New Jersey Devils named Clowe to John Hynes’ coaching staff, the team announced Tuesday. “We are looking forward to Ryane joining our staff,” said Hynes. “His..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Devils think Zacha ready to compete for a roster spot

    North Jersey "Pavel Zacha may not be on the ice for the Devils' prospect camp next week as he deals with a hip pointer issue, but come September's training camp, general manager Ray Shero believes the sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft will compete for an NHL roster spot. The 19-year-old Czech left wing is..." July 10

  • Devils still unsure of decision on Patrik Elias

    Newark Star-Ledger "While the Devils have settled several offseason questions about free agency, one big one still looms, and it most likely won't be answered any time soon. Patrik Elias remains unsigned by the Devils after becoming an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and any deal going forward will depend on..." July 09

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Devils Re-Sign Kyle Palmieri to a Five-Year Contract

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed right wing Kyle Palmieri to a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4,650,000. The salary breakdown is: 2016-17: $4,500,000; 2017-18: $4,500,000; 2018-19: $5,000,000; 2019-20: $5,000,000; and 2020-21: $4,250,000. The announcement was made by..." July 07

  • Kalinin re-signed to one-year deal with Devils

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed restricted free agent center Sergey Kalinin to a one-year, $800,000 contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. In his first NHL season, Kalinin scored eight goals and seven assists for 15 points with..." July 06

  • Devils re-sign center Jacob Josefson

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils re-signed center Jacob Josefson to a one-year, $1.1 million contract, the team announced Tuesday. Josefson, who was a restricted free agent after receiving a qualifying offer last week, will return to New Jersey for a seventh season. The 25-year-old finished with a career-high 14..." July 05

  • ‘Hawks sign Jordin Tootoo — one year, $750,000

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chicago has added some sandpaper to its forward group, inking veteran winger Jordin Tootoo to a one-year contract. From the club: Tootoo, 33, has played the last two seasons with the New Jersey Devils where he scored four goals and notched five assists in 66 games during the 2015-16..." July 05

  • Smith-Pelly inks two-year deal with Devils

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.3 million. The breakdown of the contract is as follows: $1,250,000 in 2016-17 and $1,350,000 in 2017-18. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice..." July 01

  • Devils re-sign defenseman Jon Merrill to a two-year contract

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed defenseman Jon Merrill to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1,137,500. The breakdown of the contract is as follows: $1,000,000 in 2016-17 and $1,275,000 in 2017-18. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General..." July 01

  • Devils re-sign forward Beau Bennett to a one-year deal

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed forward Beau Bennett to a one-year, one-way, $725,000 contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero." July 01

  • San Jose Sharks sign David Schlemko

    Fear The Fin "It only took an hour for the San Jose Sharks to get involved in free agency. The Sharks have signed defender David Schlemko to a four-year deal worth $2.1 million a year according to Pierre LeBrun. " July 01

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Ben Lovejoy, Vern Fiddler

    HockeyBuzz "The New Jersey Devils have shored up their blue line a little bit by signing defenseman Ben Lovejoy to a three-year contract worth $2.66 million per season. Lovejoy is a 32-year-old right-handed shot who averaged almost 19 minutes a night on the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He probably..." July 01

  • Red Wings sign Matt Lorito to two-year deal

    Winging It In Motown "The Red Wings have signed Matt Lorito to a two-year deal, per Bob McKenzie:" July 01

  • After playing under New Jersey's defensive system, D-man Adam Larsson hopes to grow his offence with Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "The hard-rock Ken Daneyko, who has his No. 3 hanging from the rafters in New Jersey and helped win three Stanley Cups with the Devils on their back-end, knows defencemen and he says Adam Larsson is the real deal. He’s not the youngster’s campaign manager but he’s always spoken from the..." June 30

  • Taylor Hall calls himself a "very motivated player right now" but feels "slighted" Oilers traded him

    NewJersey.com "Newest Devil Taylor Hall, speaking on a conference call this afternoon after the Oilers dealt him for defenseman Adam Larsson, couldn’t help but feel hurt by the deal. “Yeah, it’s disappointing,” Hall said. “You certainly develop a relationship with the team, the city, the fans. I’m..." June 30

  • Oilers trade Hall to Devils for Larsson

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson on Wednesdsay, the club announced. The Oilers have been rumored for weeks to be in the market for a defenseman, but many figured if Hall was on his way out of town, a package of some sort would..." June 29

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27