Devils Rumors & News

  • Islanders prep for long trip with win vs. Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As a veteran of 10 NHL seasons and the father of three children, Andrew Ladd grinned Sunday night when he was asked what his New York Islanders teammates could expect when a nine-game road trip -- the longest road trip in franchise history -- begins Tuesday night. "For guys with..." February 19

  • Devils win front of end of pair against Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- In an important division battle pitting one team struggling mightily on home ice and another with a league-low seven victories on the road, the New Jersey Devils got the best of the visiting New York Islanders, skating to a 3-2 victory on Saturday night at the Prudential..." February 18

  • Devils waive Sergey Kalinin

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils placed forward Sergey Kalinin on waivers on Friday It comes as a bit of a surprising move on a player who appeared in 43 out of 57 games this season after playing in 78 games in his rookie season in 2015-16. After the Devils traded Vern Fiddler to the Nashville Predators on Feb...." February 17

  • Condon, Senators blank Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- There was nothing enjoyable about watching the Ottawa Senators play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Just ask the players that won the game. "It was probably not the most fun game to watch," Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson said. "Tonight, there wasn't a..." February 16

  • Devils grab 3-2 win over Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Since the end of November, the New Jersey Devils have more losses than wins. They are hardly in a position to take anyone lightly, even the lowly Colorado Avalanche with a starting goaltender making his NHL debut. If the Devils are to stay in the playoff hunt, they need to..." February 14

  • Sharks beat Devils to end road trip on positive note

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, NJ -- Determined to end their four-game road trip on a positive note, the San Jose Sharks did just that Sunday afternoon, skating to a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. The Sharks (34-18-5) were 0-1-2 in the first three games of their trip out East, but..." February 12

  • Havlat retires after 14 NHL seasons

    TSN "Winger Martin Havlat announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday after 14 seasons and 790 career games. Havlat, 35, scored 242 career goals and tallied 594 career points with the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils and St. Louis..." February 08

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Stollery recalled with Quincey unavailable for Devils

    North Jersey "Karl Stollery’s trip to Albany turned out to be a round-trip one. The Devils were forced to recall the defenseman from Albany (AHL) today for tonight’s game against the Sabres with Kyle Quincey (upper body) unable to play. Quincey suffered his upper-body injury in Saturday’s 5-1 win at..." February 06

  • Devils end home skid with win over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Adam Henrique got some puck luck on his birthday, and his club won for the first time in a month on home ice as the New Jersey Devils skated to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Monday night at the Prudential Center. The Devils (23-21-10) snapped a seven-game losing..." February 06

  • Patrik Elias may opt for retirement from Devils "Forward Patrik Elias could opt for retirement rather than return to the New Jersey Devils this season. Elias, 40, had knee surgery in May and has been rehabbing in hopes of making a return but must sign a contract before March 1 in order to be eligible to play this season. He was asked prior..." February 05

  • Sharp Devils skate past Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets came home Saturday night off a season-long road trip hoping to keep pace with Metropolitan Division-leading Washington. The New Jersey Devils had other plans, though. Cory Schneider made 31 saves, and Taylor Hall scored twice to lead the..." February 04

  • Vernon Fiddler traded to Predators by Devils "Forward Vernon Fiddler was traded to the Nashville Predators by the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. The Devils receive a fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Fiddler, 36, had one goal, two assists and was minus-11 in 39 games for the Devils this season after signing a one-year contract..." February 04

  • Devils get their captain back, as Greene returns from 12-game absence

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Jersey will get a big piece of the lineup back when it hosts Calgary at Prudential tonight. Captain Andy Greene, who’s been out since Jan. 3 with an arm injury, will return from a 12-game absence to take on the Flames, per Both he and the Devils are hopeful the return..." February 03

  • Backlund fuels Flames to OT win over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- While the Calgary Flames found a way to rally for an important 4-3 overtime victory on the road Friday night, the New Jersey Devils continued their recent misery on home ice losing for the seventh consecutive time at the Prudential Center. The Flames (27-24-3) erased a 3-2..." February 03

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Devils to move AHL team from Albany to Binghamton

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils are moving their farm team from Albany to Binghamton, New York. The Devils have reportedly signed a five-year agreement, starting next season and through 2021-22, to play at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. Binghamton has been home for the Ottawa Senators’ farm..." January 31

  • Devils make short work of Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Both the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings talked about getting things going quickly in the first game after the NHL All-Star break, but only the Devils lived up to their words. New Jersey scored twice in the first 6:21 and roared to 4-1 lead before hanging on for a 4-3..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • All-Star Taylor Hall: Devils’ transition ‘easier than I thought’

    New York Post "When Taylor Hall got the phone call, he thought the question coming from the other end was “crazy.” In his first year with the Devils, Hall was contacted by the league in January, asking him if he would be interested in going to the All-Star Game for the fourth time in his young career. The..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Kuznetsov leads Capitals' rout of Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- If there is one team in the NHL that is not eager for the All-Star break this weekend, it is the Washington Capitals. Washington continued its torrid pace with a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at the Prudential Center. The league-leading..." January 27

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Kings end four-game slide with fast start in 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Slow starters during their recent losing streak, the Los Angeles Kings reverted to a more successful formula Tuesday night, scoring twice on their first three shots, to snap a four-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Anze Kopitar..." January 25

  • Devils claim Noesen off waivers from Ducks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils continue to be active on the waiver wire this season. The Devils claimed Ducks prospect Stefan Noesen off waivers this morning, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Noesen was placed on waivers for the second time this season yesterday. He has just two points in 12..." January 25

  • Kings end four-game slide with 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Slow starters during their recent losing streak, the Los Angeles Kings reverted to a more successful formula Tuesday night, scoring twice on their first three shots, to snap a four-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Anze Kopitar..." January 24

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Wood does it all in Devils' victory over Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie left wing Miles Wood got into his third NHL fight, drew a game-changing penalty and recorded the first two-goal game of his NHL career Saturday night, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the free-falling Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Afterward, he..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Canadiens take advantage of late power play, jolt Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Alex Galchenyuk didn't understand why it was a big deal. Coach Michel Therrien demoted him to the third line after a few subpar games and people wanted to know about the 22-year-old's confidence and whether he had lost his game. Galchenyuk showed he's just fine. The..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Devils rally past Wild

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- With 36 games to play, you would be unwise to tell the New Jersey Devils their playoff chances are slim. After upsetting the NHL's hottest team, those chances are starting to fatten up quickly. Beau Bennett, Kyle Palmieri and Adam Henrique scored third-period goals as..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Hall scores in OT as Devils edge Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Taylor Hall knew exactly what he was going to do -- and did not disappoint. Electing to shoot on a two-on-one, Hall scored the winning goal at 1:28 of overtime as the New Jersey Devils edged the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Sunday night. The Devils (18-18-9)..." January 15

  • Palmieri helps Devils rebound with win in Calgary

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Having not found the back of the net in four straight games, Kyle Palmieri was all smiles after snapping his slump on Friday. What made it even better was that his goal and assist helped lead his New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank..." January 14

  • Oilers, Draisaitl spoil Hall's return to Edmonton

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- After Edmonton beat the New Jersey 3-2 in overtime Thursday, Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins waited outside the visitors dressing room. They wanted to greet their old friend and teammate, Taylor Hall. On a night where all eyes were focused on..." January 13

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Devils Place Greene, Auvitu On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s a double whammy on defense for the New Jersey Devils today, as they moved veteran Andy Greene and rookie Yohann Auvitu to the injured reserve, ahead of the team’s upcoming four-game road trip. Greene still plans to travel with the team, just in case, while Auvitu will stay behind. When the..." January 10

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Panthers' Luongo climbs to fifth in career wins with shutout

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- It had been nearly a full calendar year since Roberto Luongo's last shutout. He ended that drought Monday night and made history at Prudential Center. The 37-year-old goaltender stopped 28 shots and moved into fifth place on the NHL's career wins list as the Florida Panthers..." January 09

  • Oilers squeeze past Devils 2-1 in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- No matter how many times New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider turned them away Saturday night, the Edmonton Oilers did not let up or give in to frustration. Eventually, that paid dividends as the Oilers were rewarded for their perseverance and strong play with a..." January 07