Devils Rumors & News

  • 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 "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 "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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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    As @BColes25 just annonced, he has officially signed with Devils. Two-year entry-level deal.

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    The Hockey News @TheHockeyNews

    The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman John Moore to a three-year, $4.8 million contract.

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Devils aren't interested, but Gomez says 'I know I can play'

    North Jersey "After Scott Gomez proved wrong those who counted him out last summer, he's ready to do it again. Devils general manager Ray Shero informed Gomez's agent, Ian Pulver, Friday morning that he would not be re-signing the 35-year-old agent center, ending the two-time Stanley Cup champion's second..." June 28

  • Pavel Zacha, who idolized Patrik Elias, thrilled to be picked by Devils

    Newark Star-Ledger "Since he was a young kid back in the Czech Republic, Pavel Zacha dreamed of playing for the Devils. That's because Patrik Elias was his idol and Zacha had his photo taken with Elias when the Devils' all-time scoring leader brought the Stanley Cup to Trebic in the Czech Republic. Now he hopes to..." June 27

  • Devils trade 41st pick to Ducks for New Jersey native Kyle Palmieri

    Newark Star-Ledger "Just before the first round of the NHL entry draft concluded Friday night at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., the Devils acquired New Jersey native Kyle Palmieri in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks for the 41st selection this year and a third round pick in next year's draft. Official confirmation of..." June 27

  • Do Devils have interest in Martin St. Louis?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Do the Devils have interest in veteran winger Martin St. Louis? The Rangers' sniper, who will become an unrestricted free agent, has apparently let it be known that he is not going to retire. There have been suggestions that the Devils could have some interest in the 40-year-old St. Louis...." June 26

  • Devils unlikely to trade No. 6 pick or move up in first round, but moving down might be an option

    North Jersey "Usually, the debate heading in the NHL Entry Draft is about which player will go first and which will be picks second. In this year's draft, which gets under way with the first round Friday night at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., the real drama will surround what will happen with the third,..." June 26

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • Chris Terreri will remain Devils' goaltending coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "In a decision that came as no surprise, the Devils confirmed Friday that Chris Terreri will return as the team's goaltending coach. Terreri, 50, joins new assistant coaches Geoff Ward and Alain Nasreddine on head coach John Hynes' staff. Both Hynes and general manager Ray Shero told NJ..." June 19

  • 5 possible trade destinations for Patrick Sharp

    The Score "It's been less than a week since the Chicago Blackhawks took over the headlines by winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Forward Patrick Sharp's name was front and center after the win, with storylines including a helicopter spying on the Cup trophy in his home and his adorable..." June 18

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