Devils Rumors & News

  • Devils won’t offer tryouts to Bernier, Gomez

    Pro Hockey Talk "Scott Gomez was signed by the New Jersey Devils after participating in training camp on a tryout basis last year and it worked out well with him scoring seven goals and 34 points in 58 contests on a team that struggled offensively. History will not repeat itself. Devils GM Ray Shero confirmed..." August 26

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Devils GM Ray Shero may add players before training camp

    Newark Star-Ledger "Summer days are dwindling. Devils veterans report to training camp for physicals on Sept. 17, which is just about a month away. Don't be surprised if general manager Ray Shero signs another free agent or invites a player or two to attend training camp on a tryout basis. "There are players..." August 16

  • Brodeur wanted a job with the Devils, but everyone left

    Puck Drunk Love "It was widely believed that Martin Brodeur would retire as a member of the New Jersey Devils and would later take on a role in the Devils’ front office after officially hanging up his skates. That plan flew out the window as Brodeur briefly suited up for the St. Louis Blues and later accepted a..." August 14

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Concussion history, long layoff working against Devils' Ryane Clowe

    Newark Star-Ledger "The fact that Ryane Clowe hasn't been able to commit to making yet another comeback from head trauma points towards the strong possibility that the Devils' winger will call it quits at some point this year. General manager Ray Shero suggested that it would be a long shot, not to mention risky,..." August 14

  • Devils may go without a captain this season

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils' equipment managers haven't begun sewing a 'C' onto the jerseys of Andy Greene, Adam Henrique or anyone else. That's because the Devils may not have a captain this season. "There is no rush for this. I'm not sure we'll have one," general manager Ray Shero told NJ Advance Media...." August 12

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Devils sign Zacha, the sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Pavel Zacha to a three-year entry-level contract with a cap hit of $925,000, the club announced today. Zacha was the sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft. The 18-year-old from the Czech Republic had 34 points in 37 games last season with OHL..." August 11

  • Ruslan Fedotenko's NHL comeback leads him to Iowa

    Des Moines Register "Every once in a while, somebody recognizes Ruslan Fedotenko. They might remember when he scored both goals in Tampa Bay's 2004 Stanley Cup clincher. Or, they may ask about his role with Pittsburgh's 2009 championship team. Usually, though, the Ukrainian winger goes unnoticed. "It..." August 10

  • Lamoriello's exit from Devils means Mike Cammalleri can switch to No. 13

    CBS Sports "When a player changes his number it's usually not that big of a deal to anybody other than the player himself and the fans that spent $100 on a replica jersey. But when the New Jersey Devils announced on Wednesday that veteran forward Mike Cammalleri would be switching to No. 13 for the 2015-16..." August 06

  • Devils hire Claude Noel, Andre Savard as pro scouts

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils expanded their scouting staff Tuesday when they named Andre Savard and Claude Noel professional scouts. They will join Bob Hoffmeyer on the team's pro scouting staff. Jan Ludvig is still in the organization, but not as a pro scout. Savard, 61, has more than 27 years of experience..." August 05

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Still unsigned, Devils' Zacha to sit out Czech's World Junior evaluation camp

    North Jersey "With no signed NHL contract yet, Devils' 2015 first-round pick Pavel Zacha will not participate in the Czech Republic's 2016 world junior team evaluation camp that begins Saturday in Calgary, his agent said today. Zacha was one of 22 Czech players invited to the camp, which runs Saturday..." August 02

  • Dainius Zubrus leaves Devils with no bitterness

    Newark Star-Ledger "Dainius Zubrus was always at his best during the Stanley Cup playoffs, when he played with a passion that his teammates and coaches recognized. But in recent years the Devils have failed to make the playoffs and Zubrus became a victim of general manager Ray Shero's rebuilding plan when he was..." July 30

  • Devils hope to get Zacha signed next week

    North Jersey "The Devils' 2015 first-round draft pick Pavel Zacha was back in New Jersey this week before heading back to California today to continue his off-season training. Zacha, who was in Toronto last week to get his U.S. travel visa, worked out at Prudential Center for a couple days and went to lunch..." July 30

  • Devils buying out Dainius Zubrus for "roster flexibility"

    North Jersey "Devils general manager Ray Shero said today the main reason for buying out the final year on the contract of forward Dainius Zubrus was for “roster flexibility” in case he decides to add another forward – either through free agency or a trade – at some point. “You're talking to other managers..." July 30

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Devils put Dainius Zubrus on waivers to buy out contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils Wednesday placed forward Dainius Zubrus on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. Zubrus played for the Devils from 2007-08 through 2014-15. The final year on Zubrus' contract would have paid him $3.1 million." July 29

  • Lamoriello doesn’t plan on persuading any Devils’ staff members to join him in Toronto

    Bergen Record "The morning after the news conference in Toronto to introduce him as the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Lou Lamoriello was back at Prudential Center Friday to begin clearing out his office and collect his belongings for the move up to Air Canada Centre. Although he stated..." July 26

  • Devils re-sign defenseman Adam Larsson to 6-year deal

    Newark Star-Ledger "Another piece of the puzzle is in place for the Devils. The team announced Saturday that it has re-signed defenseman Adam Larsson. He gets a six-year deal, worth an average of almost $4.2 million per year. Larsson and the Devils were scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing on July 29, but GM..." July 26

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Devils working on 5 or 6-year deal for Adam Larsson

    North Jersey "The plan was for Devils general manager Ray Shero and Adam Larsson's agent, J.P. Barry, to put in some serious work this week on getting a long-term contract signed for the restricted free agent defenseman. They were sidetracked some, however, by Lou Lamoriello's decision to leave the Devils..." July 24

  • Former Devil Holik rips team for recent changes, letting Scott Stevens walk

    North Jersey "The news of Lou Lamoriello's departure from the Devils to become the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs reached across the continent and the Atlantic Ocean today. Some were more surprised than others, but there is no denying it will be odd having Lamoriello working for another NHL..." July 24

  • Lou Lamoriello named new Maple Leafs GM

    Sportsnet "Lou Lamoriello resigned as president of the New Jersey Devils and was named the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday. Lamoriello had spent 28 years with the Devils franchise. The 72-year-old helped lead the Devils to the playoffs 21 times during his time there, winning the..." July 24

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    The Devils will get a 3rd rd pick from Toronto as compensation hiring Lou Lamoriello.

  • Devils hope to sign Larsson long-term: report

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero remains confident he can get restricted free agent defenseman Adam Larsson signed before his salary arbitration hearing on July 29, according to NJ Advance Media. Shero told the website Tuesday he hopes to sign Larsson to a long-term contract...." July 23

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • With 1-way contract, Stefan Matteau believes Devils have faith he'll produce

    Newark Star-Ledger "The way Stefan Matteau sees it, new Devils head coach John Hynes must feel the 21-year-old winger has what it takes to become an impact player in the NHL after seeing him play against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL. Certainly Hynes' scouting report and GM Ray Shero's faith were reasons why..." July 20

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Cory Schneider suggested keeping separate goalie stats for 3-on-3

    CBS Sports "The biggest change coming to the NHL for the 2015-16 season is going to be the introduction of the 3-on-3 overtime format in an effort to have more games decided in overtime as opposed to the shootout. Fewer players on the ice means more room for skilled players to make an impact, more scoring..." July 20

  • Devils 1st-round pick Pavel Zacha leaves development camp without entry-level contract

    North Jersey "Pavel Zacha had picked off a pass in the neutral zone and had a clear path to the net in front of him as he raced cross the blue line. Eager to see what the Devils' 2015 first-round pick would do on his breakaway, the fans sitting in the bleachers were just starting to rise from their seats and..." July 20

  • Devils: Defenseman Helgeson re-signs

    North Jersey "After re-signing defenseman Seth Helgeson, 24, to a two-year contract Saturday, the Devils have just one remaining restricted free agent to get under contract. That one is probably the most important one, however, as Adam Larsson is likely to play in their top defense pair again in..." July 19

  • Devils GM Shero on Adam Larsson negotiations: 'I think we'll get a deal done'

    North Jersey "Devils general manager Ray Shero spoke again with Adam Larsson's agent, J.P. Barry Thursday as the sides continued to work on a possible long-term deal for the restricted free agent defenseman. Larsson, 22, has a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for July 29, but the signs are positive that..." July 19

  • The damage hockey did to my brain: NHL star Bernie Nicholls explains why he's suing the league

    New York Daily News "I had a pretty spectacular 17-year career playing in the National Hockey League. Who would have thought a kid from a small town in Canada would have 475 career goals in 1,127 games? Yet despite these great seasons, as I look back on my career 36 years after it began, I have come to realize that..." July 19

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Things still positive in contract talks for Pavel Zacha, but not expecting a signing before he leaves camp.

  • Devils Re-Sign Stefan Matteau to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed forward Stefan Matteau to a two-year contract with an annual average value of $612,500. The announcement was made by Devils’ General Manager Ray Shero. Matteau, 21, will enter his third full year with the Devils’ organization after spending the 2014-15..." July 17

  • Young, aggressive Blake Coleman fits Devils' new plan

    Newark Star-Ledger "If the Devils' new management team is indeed looking to get younger, faster and more aggressive this season, there are several rookies who will be closely watched when training camp opens in September. Among them are Pavel Zacha, Sergey Kalinin, Joseph Blandisi and Blake Coleman. But will GM..." July 16

  • Devils Sign John Quenneville to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "The New Jersey Devils today signed forward John Quenneville to a three-year entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ General Manager Ray Shero. Quenneville, 19, posted 17g-30a-47pts in 57 games during his third season with Brandon (WHL) in 2014-15. He added 10g-9a-19pts in 19..." July 14

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Devils sign Eric Gelinas to two-year, $3.15 million deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Defenseman Eric Gelinas no longer needs to worry about getting a contract done in a timely manner with the Devils. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, New Jersey inked the young restricted free agent blueliner to a two-year $3.15 million deal. Earlier in the offseason, Gelinas told..." July 14

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    #NJDevils announce they are not renewing the contract of vp of hockey ops / director of scouting David Conte after 31 years of service.

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Ex-Devils defenseman Peter Harrold signs with St. Louis Blues

    Newark Star-Ledger "Peter Harrold, who spent the last four seasons with the Devils, Thursday signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues. The 32-year-old defenseman, who was signed as a free agent by the Devils Aug. 12, 2011, after beginning his career with the Los Angeles Kings, averaged 27 games..." July 03

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