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Franchise History

  • 5/27/82- NHL approves the sale/relocation of the Colorado Rockies to the state of New Jersey
  • 6/30/82- Team rennamed "Devils" after fan vote
  • 10/8/82- First franchise victory over visiting New York Rangers, 3-2.
  • 4/3/88- John MacLean scores goal 2:21 into overtime against Chicago Blackhawks to clinch first playoff bearth in team history.
  • 6/26/89- Devils annouce signings of Soviet defensemen Slava Fetisov and Sergei Satrikov. These are the first Soviet/Russian players to play in the NHL.
  • 6/16/94- Martin Brodeur wins the Calder Trophy as the NHL rookie of the year. Jacques Lemaire earns the Jack Adams Trophy as the top coach. Scott Stevens is named to the NHL First All-Star team. These are all fists for the franchise.
  • 6/13/95- Devils advance to their first Stanley Cup Finals, downing the Philadelphia Flyers in six games.
  • 6/24/95- Devils and State of New Jersey win their first professional sports championship, as the Devils complete the sweep against the [{Detroit Red Wings]]. Claude Lemieux is named Conn Smyth award winner as the Most Valuable Player during the Stanley Cup Playoff.s
  • 11/7/95- After monthes of speculation that the team would move to Nashville, TN, the Devils and New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announce that they have finalized documents that will keep the team in New Jersey for at least twelve more seasons.
  • 4/12/97- Devils clinch first ever division tie, as the Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens skate to a 3-3- tie.
  • 4/17/97- Martin Brodeur becomes second goalie in NHL post-season history to record a goal as he scores at 19:15 of the third period in game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals against the Montreal Canadians.
  • 4/18/98- Martin Brodeur wins second consecutive Jennings Trophy as being the goalie with the lowest goals against average.
  • 10/29/99- Ken Daneyko becomes first player to record 1,000 games played, all with the Devils.
  • 2/15/00- Martin Brodeur records his second career goal as he is the last player to touch the puck, after it enters an empty net due to a delayed penalty against the Devils. He will become the first goalie in NHL history to record a game winning goal.
  • 5/26/00- Devils earn second trip to Stanley Cup Finals as they beat the Philadelphia Flyers in seven games. They also become the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in a best-of-7 series.
  • 6/10/00- Jason Arnott's goal at 28:20 of overtime gives the Devils their second Stanley Cup championship, as they down the reinging Cup champion Dallas Stars in six games. Scott Stevens is named the Conn Smyth winner.
  • 6/15/00- Scott Gomez wins the Calder Trophey as rookie of the year and Ken Daneyko earns the Bill Masterson Award for perserverence and sportsmanship and a dedication to the game of hockey. Daneyko had been grappling with alchol problems before he entered the NHL's substance abuse program. Gomez is the second Devil to be named Rookie of the Year. Daneyko is the first Devil to win the Masterson.
  • 6/14/01- John Madden (hockey) wins the Frank J. Selke as the NHL's top defensive forward. He is the first Devil to win this award.
  • 6/9/03- The Devils beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3-0 to win their third Stanley Cup in nine years in seven games. Anaheim's J.S. Gigure is named Conn Smyth.
  • 6/14/03- Martin Brodeur wins his first Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender. He is also named to the NHL First All-Star team for the first time, and earns his third Jennings.
  • 11/26/03- Scott Stevens passes Larry Murphy for most career games played by a defenseman (1,616).
  • 6/10/05- Scott Niedermayer wins the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman. It's his first and the franchise's first Norris. Martin Brodeur wins his second consecutive Vezina Trophy and Jennings Trophy as the top goaltender in the league and best overall goals against average. It is his fourth overall Jennings. Both are named as NHL First Team All-Stars.
  • 2/3/06- Devils retire their first number in franchise history, Scott Stevens's #4 in a pregame ceremony against the Carolina Hurricanes. New Jersey wins the game 3-0.

Retired Numbers


  • Dr. John J. McMullen: 1982-2000
  • PuckHoldings, a division of the YankeesNets Corporation: 2000-2003
  • Jeff Vanderbeek: 2003-present

Head Coach

Record Per Season


New Jersey Devils


City: East Rutherford, NJ

Conference: Eastern

Division: Atlantic

Year Founded: 1982 as New Jersey Devils, 1974 as the Kansas City Scouts

Owner: Jeff Vanderbeek

General Manager: Lou Lamoriello

Head Coach: Claude Julian

Captain: Currently have 3 assistants: Patrik Elias, John Madden, Colin White, Brian Rafalski is the alternate.


Stanley Cups (3): 1995, 2000, 2003

Conference Titles (4): 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003

Division Titles (6): 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005

Arena(s): Continental Airlines Arena
Set to moved to an unnamed arena in Newark, NJ for 2007-08 season.

Current Uniforms:

NJ Devil

Local Radio: 660 AM WFAN-NY

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