New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: Jan. 19 @ New York Rangers

New Jersey Devils 4 vs. New York Rangers 3

  • Three Stars: 1. J. Hughes 2. M. Blackwood 3. A. Fox

TEAM NOTES

  • The Devils beat the Rangers 4-3, the first of eight contests of the 2020-21 regular season series. The Devils have now won two straight at NY Rangers dating back March 7, 2020.
  • New Jersey improve to 1-0-0 (2PT) against NY Rangers in the season series.
  • The club improves to 2-0-1 on the season.
  • The Devils were 4-6 on the penalty kill and 1-2 on the power play. 
  • The Rangers outshot the Devils, 50-28.
  • New Jersey was 29-57 (51%) in face-offs tonight.
  • The Devils play the Rangers next on February 6, 2021 at Prudential Center.

PLAYER NOTES

  • Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 47 of 50 shots faced (.940), improving to 2-0-1 on the season.
  • Mackenzie Blackwood made 47 saves in a game for the second time in his career. Blackwood’s 47 save performance is the 24th time in Devils franchise history a goal has made 47 or more.   
  • Miles Wood recorded his first multi-point game of the season (1-1-2). In doing so, Wood captured his 100th career point with his goal at 16:00 of the second period.
  • Miles Wood became the seventh player in Devils team history to record a goal in the teams first three games of the season. Last player to do so was Kyle Palmieri in the 2018-19 season.
  • Jack Hughes ties a Devils team record for most points through the teams first three games of a season with six points. Hughes becomes the seventh player to do so. Last player to do so was Kyle Palmieri in 2018-19.
  • Jack Hughes two goal game tonight, was his first career multi-goal game of his career.
  • Ty Smith has factored on one of the four goals tonight. Smith became the first Devils defenseman in franchise history to collect a at least one point in each of his first three games to be his career. *credit: NHL Stats
  • Yegor Sharangovich recorded an assist in tonight’s game to record his first career point streak (1-1-2).

RECORD

Record on the Road1-0-0
All-Time Record vs NY Rangers105-110-27-10 (252 Games)
All-Time Record vs NY Rangers on the Road38-62-20-5 (125 Games)

STATISTICS

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
Devils10 (7)10 (9)8 (8) 28 (27)
NY Rangers7 (7)22 (16)21 (11) 50 (34)

SHOTS ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
Devils17 (17)17 (15)12 (12) 46 (44)
NY Rangers20 (20)31 (20)30 (13) 81 (53)

Devils Leaders

ShotsMiles Wood – 4
Shot AttemptsPK Subban – 8
Faceoff WinsTravis Zajad – 10
Faceoff PercentageAndreas Johnsson, Jesper Boqvist – 100%
HitsNathan Bastian, Dmitry Kulikov – 4
Blocked ShotsDamon Severson – 5
TakeawaysJack Hughes, Jesper Boqvist – 2
TOIDamon Severson – 26:15
Power Play TOIPK Subban – 1:25
Shorthanded TOIRyan Murray – 6:46
ShiftsPK Subban – 31

STATISTICS

  • Game Notes
  • Game Summary
  • Event Summary
  • Full Play-by-Play
  • Face-off Summary
  • Face-off Comparison
  • Roster Report
  • Shot Summary
  • Shift Chart
  • TOI Report – New Jersey Devils
  • TOI Report – New York Rangers

UPCOMING SCHEDULE   *Subject to change

Tomorrow:  Noon Practice @ RWJBarnabas Hockey Health House

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New Jersey Devils Pre-Game Notes: Jan. 16 vs. Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils 2 vs. Boston Bruins 1 (OT)

  • Three Stars: 1. E. Sharangovich 2. M. Blackwood 3. J. Halak

TEAM NOTES

  • The Devils beat the Bruins 2-1 in ovetime, the second of eight contests of the 2020-21 regular season series. The Devils extend their point streak against Boston to three-games (2-0-1) dating back to 12/31/19.
  • New Jersey improve to 1-0-1 (3PT) against Boston in the season series.
  • The club improves to 1-0-1 on the season.
  • The Devils were 2-2 on the penalty kill and 0- on the power play. 
  • The Devils outshot the Bruins, 31-28.
  • New Jersey was 20-57 (35%) in face-offs today.
  • The Devils are 4-4-2 at Prudential Center and 4-9-4 overall against the Bruins since the 2015-16 season. 
  • The Devils play the Bruins next on February 15, 2021 at Boston.

PLAYER NOTES

  • Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 27 of 28 shots faced (.964), improving to 1-0-1 on the season. 
  • Miles Wood tallied his second goal of the season. Wood becomes the second Devils player in the last three seasons to score in each the team’s first two games. Last player to do so was Kyle Plamieri in the 2018-19 season. *credit NHL Stats. Wood Has his sixth career multi-game goal streak. Wood also collected his fiftieth career NHL goal.
  • Ty Smith is the fourth defensemen in Devils franchise history to record a point in each of his first two games, joining Barry Beck (1977-78), Les Auge (1980-81), Viacheslav Fetisov (1989-90). *credit NHL Stats
  • Egor Sharangovich scored the OT-GWG. Sharaongovich becomes the eight player in Devils history to score a game-winning goal in his first two games. Sharangovich becomes the first player in Devils history to score his first career goal in in overtime.
  • Jack Hughes recorded an assist on Miles Wood’s opening goal. Hughes has three assists on the season and a two-game assist streak. Hughes’s last multi-game point streak was back on February 8th and 11th (1-1-2).
  • Nikita Gusev lead all Devils players with five shots. It’s the sixth time in Gusev’s career he has recorded five shots in a single game.

STATISTICS

  • Game Notes
  • Game Summary
  • Event Summary
  • Full Play-by-Play
  • Face-off Summary
  • Face-off Comparison
  • Roster Report
  • Shot Summary
  • Shift Chart
  • TOI Report – Boston Bruins
  • TOI Report – New Jersey Devils
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New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: Jan. 14 vs. Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils 2 vs. Boston Bruins 3 (SO)

  • Three Stars: 1. B. Marchand 2. M. Blackwood 3. T. Smith

TEAM NOTES

  • The Devils fell to the Bruins, 3-2 in the shootout, in the first of eight contests of the 2020-21 regular season series.  The club extends their point streak in season openers to five, dating back to the 2016-17 season.
  • New Jersey falls to 0-0-1 (1PT) against Boston in the season series.
  • The club falls to 23-12-11 in openers.
  • The Devils were 3-5 on the penalty kill and 0-5 on the power play. 
  • The Bruins outshot the Devils, 37-22.
  • New Jersey was 23-31 (41%) in face-offs tonight.
  • The Devils are 3-4-2 at Prudential Center and 4-9-3 overall against the Bruins since the 2015-16 season. 
  • The Devils conclude their two-game home series against Boston this Saturday at 1:00.

PLAYER NOTES

  • Mackenzie Blackwood got the start for his 1st of the season, becoming the sixth youngest goaltender to start a season opener for the Devils franchise.  Blackwood stopped 35 of 37 shots faced (.946), falling to 0-0-1 on the season.  Blackwood stopped 2-3 attempts in the shootout.
  • Miles Wood tallied the first goal of the season for the Devils, assisted by Jack Hughes.
  • Ty Smith notched his first career NHL goal, with helpers from Matt Tennyson and Hughes.  The helper gives Tennyson his first point since Oct. 25, 2019 vs. ARI.
  • PK Subban played 30:18 tonight. Its the ninth time in his career and first time with New Jersey’s played over 30 minutes a regular season game, and first since March 2, 2016 Montreal at Anaheim (31:38). *credit Craig Seiden, NJD Radio
  • Brad Marchand notched the game-decider for Boston in the shootout

STATISTICS

UPCOMING SCHEDULE   *Subject to change

Tomorrow:  Noon Practice @ RWJBarnabas Hockey Health House

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New Jersey Devils Pre-Game Notes: Jan. 14 vs Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils (0-0-0) vs. Boston Bruins (0-0-0)
7:00 PM ET  • Prudential Center • MSG+ / NESN • Devils Hockey Network

*Links for Devils Hockey Network can be found on newjerseydevils.com and on Devils’ social media channels.*

Check @NJDevils on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook for Morning Skate Interviews

Pre-Game Availability *subject to change

~11:00 AM Media Availability via Zoom, please contact Devils PR for requests*

TONIGHT’S GAME vs. BOSTON BRUINS

Tonight’s contest marks the first of eight between New Jersey and Boston in the 2020-21 regular season series.  *The season opener marks the second time in franchise history that the club has opened up against Boston, the first time was the 2003-04 opener at Boston Garden where the Devils tied the Bruins, 3-3.  Three different Devils players recorded two-point games in that contest (S. Niedermayer: 2g; I. Larioniv: 2a; B. Rafalski: 2a).

*credit: Craig Seiden, NJD Radio

The Devils fell to the Bruins in the 2019-20 season series, posting a 1-2-0 record, being outscored 10-4 in three games played.  New Jersey recorded a 9-9-3 (4-4-3 home) against Atlantic Division opponents last season, outscoring them, 89-87.

The club looking to improve their 23-12-10 record in season openers.  New Jersey ranks third amongst the league in season openers (excluding Vegas) with a .622 point-percentage (1: TB; 2: COL).

Nikita Gusev (2A) led New Jersey in scoring against the Bruins in the 2019-20 regular season, tallying two assists in three games played.  P.K. Subban led the club in shots, tallying 10 in three games.

Mackenzie Blackwood played in two contests against Boston, recording a 1-1-0 record, posting a 3.36 GAA in 125 minutes played.  Blackwood looks to improve his 2-2-0 career record and 2.46 GAA against the Bruins.  Scott Wedgewood has recorded one game against Boston, allowing six goals on 32 shots, falling to 0-1-0 in his career.

Brad Marchand led his club in scoring in the 2019-20 season series, recording two goals and four assists for six points in three games played.  Tuukka Rask took the majority of time in net, skating in 120 minutes allowing only one goal, posting one shutout, with a 0.50 GAA and 2-0-0 record in the season series.

The Devils are 3-4-1 at Prudential Center and 4-9-2 overall against the Bruins since the 2015-16 season.  The club completes their two-game series against Boston, Jan. 16 @ Prudential Center.  New Jersey will head up to Boston for a two-game road series, Feb. 15 and Feb. 18 at TD Garden.

INJURIES

Nico Hischier (Day-to-day) – 0 games missed; Lower-body injury sustained Dec. 29

Total Man-Games Lost to Injury: 0

THE KID BETWEEN THE PIPES

Mackenzie Blackwood will be the 6th youngest goalie to start a season opener for the Devils in franchise history (Credit: NHL Stats)

SeasonDateGoalieTeamOpponentYearsDaysDecision
1988-1989 10/6/1988Sean BurkeNew Jersey DevilsPhiladlphia Flyers21251L
1994-1995 1/22/1995Martin BrodeurNew Jersey DevilsHartford Whalers22261T
1975-1976 10/8/1975Denis HerronKansas City ScoutsNew York Islanders23112T
1995-1996 10/7/1995Martin BrodeurNew Jersey DevilsFlorida Panthers23154W
1990-1991 10/4/1990Sean BurkeNew Jersey DevilsDetroit Red Wings23248T
2020-2021 1/14/2021Mackenzie BlackwoodNew Jersey DevilsBoston Bruins2436 
1996-1997 10/5/1996Martin BrodeurNew Jersey DevilsDetroit Red Wings24152W
1985-1986 10/10/1985Alain ChevrierNew Jersey DevilsPhiladlphia Flyers24170W
1989-1990 10/5/1989Chris TerreriNew Jersey DevilsPhiladlphia Flyers24324W
1997-1998 10/3/1997Martin BrodeurNew Jersey DevilsTampa Bay Lighting25150W
1986-1987 10/9/1986Alain ChevrierNew Jersey DevilsNew York Rangers25169W

RUFF

Ruff is one of the most successful coaches in NHL history, ranking third in wins among active coaches and sixth all-time.  He is also fourth among active coaches in games coached and seventh all-time.  In parts of 19 NHL seasons with the Buffalo Sabres (1997-98 to 2012-13) and Dallas Stars (2013-14 to 2016-17), Ruff has compiled a career coaching record of 736-554-78-125=1,422 points (.561 points percentage) in 1,493 career regular-season games. He has posted nine 40-plus win seasons, including a career-high 53 wins in 2006-07.  

In 2006, he won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach, and finished second in 2007 and third in 2016.  Lindy Ruff is the first coach Jack Adams award winner to coach the Devils since Pat Burns.

Jack Adam Award Winner to Coach NJD franchise (Year Won Award):

Lindy Ruff (2005-06)

Pat Burns ( 1997-98, 1992-93, 1988-89)

Jacques Lemaire (1993-94, 2002-03)

Don Cherry (1975-76) (Colorado Rockies)

In addition to an appearance in the 1999 Stanley Cup Final with Buffalo, he has posted a 66-54 record (.550 winning percentage) in 120 Stanley Cup Playoff contests. He joins the Devils after spending the past three seasons as an Assistant Coach with the New York Rangers, working under Alain Vigneault (2017-18) and David Quinn (2018-19 & 2019-20).

ZAJAC

Travis Zajac (991) needs nine games to become the fourth player, and third skater, to play at least 1,000 regular season. games with the franchise; he would join Ken Daneyko (1,283), Martin Brodeur (1,259) and Patrik Elias (1,240).

Zajac (195) needs seven goals to tie Bobby Holik (202) for third place in franchise history, behind Elias (408) and John MacLean (347)

 Zajac (337) needs one assist to overtake Scott Stevens (337) for sole possession of fifth place on the all-time franchise list. A 25-assist campaign would put Zajac ahead of MacLean (354; 4th) and Scott Gomez (361; 3rd).

Zajac (53) needs one power-play goal to tie Pat Verbeek (54) for fourth place in franchise history; Elias (113), MacLean (92) and Kirk Muller (69) hold the top three spots.

MILESTONES

*Mackenzie Blackwood – 1st NJD/NHL point (2/6/20 @ PHI; 1A)

*Will Butcher – 5 PTS to 100 NJD/NHL

*P.K. Subban – 700th NHL GP (2/13/20 vs. DET)

*Travis Zajac – 9 GP to 1,000 NJD/NHL

Passed John MacLean for fifth place in GP in NJD franchise history with 935 (11/5/19 @ WPG)

-Passed Kirk Muller for third place on the Devils-all-time points list (522)(Jan. 9 @ NYR; 2A)

-1 G to tie Zach Parise four fourth place on the Devils all-time goals list

*Lindy Ruff – 7 games from 1,500 (reached by six head coaches in NHL history)

RECENT HAPPENINGS

Oct. 8: Acquired Ryan Murray from Columbus in exchange for New Jersey’s 2021 5th round selection

Oct. 10: Acquired Andreas Johnsson from Toronto in exchange for Joey Anderson

Oct. 11: Signed Scott Wedgewood to a one-year contract

Oct. 20: Re-signed Nick Merkley to a one-year, two-way contract

Oct. 22: Signed Dmitry Kulikov to a one-year contract

Oct. 29: Re-signed Colton White to a one-year, two-way contract

Dec. 23: Re-signed Mackenzie Blackwood to a three-year contract

Dec. 24: Signed (2020, 18th overall pick) Dawson Mercer to a three-year, entry-level contract

Jan. 7: Signed Sami Vatanen to a one-year contract

Jan. 10: Re-signed Jesper Bratt to a two-year contract

HOW THEY WERE BUILT

In the System: 

Mackenzie Blackwood (2015, 2nd round, 42nd overall)

Jesper Boqvist (2017, 2nd round, 36th overall)

Jesper Bratt (2016, 6th round, 162nd overall)

Nico Hischier (2017, 1st round, 1st overall)

Jack Hughes (2019, 1st round, 1st overall)

Michael McLeod (2016, 1st round, 12th overall)

Damon Severson (2012, 2nd round, 60th overall)

Egor Sharangovic (2018, 5th round, 141st overall)

Ty Smith (2018, 1st round, 17th overall)

Miles Wood (2013, 4th round, 100th overall)

Pavel Zacha (2015, 1st round, 6th overall)

Travis Zajac (2004, 1st round, 20th overall)

Free Agency:  Will Butcher, Dmitry Kulikov, Matt Tennyson, Sami Vatanen, Scott Wedgewood

Trade: Connor Carrick, Nikita Gusev, Andreas Johnsson, Janne Kuokkanen, Ryan Murray, Kyle Palmieri, P.K. Subban

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New Jersey Devils Pre-Game Notes: Mar. 12 vs. Carolina Hurricanes

New Jersey Devils (28-29-12) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (38-25-5)
7:00 PM ET  • Prudential Center• MSG / FS-CAR • Devils Hockey Network

 

*Links for Devils Hockey Network can be found on newjerseydevils.com and on Devils’ social media channels.*

 

Check @NJDevils on Twitter for Morning Skate Interviews

Pre-Game Availability *subject to change

10:30 AM Media Availability at Prudential Center*

LAST GAME vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

 

The Devils fell to the Penguins, 5-2, in the third of four contests of the 2019-20 regular season series.  New Jersey falls to 1-2-0 (2PTS) against Pittsburgh in the season series.

 

New Jersey falls to 9-9-2 (4-3-1 home) against Metropolitan Division rivals this season.  The Devils were 4-4 on the penalty kill (10-10 season series) and 1-3 (2-9 season series) on the power play.  The Penguins outshot the Devils 33-22.  New Jersey was 14-40 (35%) in face-offs in the contest.  The Devils are 4-4-1 at Prudential Center and 9-9-2 overall against the Penguins since the 2015-16 season.  The club faces-off against Pittsburgh for the fourth and final time, Mar. 31 @ PPG Paints Arena.

 

Nikita Gusev lit the lamp, 12:46 into the first frame assisted by Pavel Zacha and P.K. Subban.  Gusev extends his point streak to two games (1G-1A) while Subban extends his assist streak to three games (3A).

 

Miles Wood notched his 11th goal of the season, 10:24 into the final frame, assisted by Nico Hischier.  Wood and Hischier extend their point streak to two games.

 

Evgeni Malkin tallied the game-winner assisted by Kris Letang.

 

Mackenzie Blackwood got the start for his 44th of the season.  Blackwood stopped 28 of 32 shots faced (.875), and falls to 22-14-8 on the season.

 

TONIGHT’S GAME vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES

Today’s contest marks the third of four between New Jersey and Carolina in the 2019-20 regular season series.  The Devils and Hurrricanes split the first two contests in the regular season series, 1-1-0 (2PTS).

 

In the last matchup, the Devils fell to the Hurricanes, 5-2.  Through two games, Carolina leads New Jersey, 8-7 in scoring.  The Devils are 5-6 on the penalty kill and 1-8 on the power play in two games played.

 

The Devils are outshooting the Hurricanes, 63-57 through two games played.  The club looks to improve their 9-9-2 (4-3-2 home) record against Metropolitan Division rivals this season.

 

Miles Wood (1G-1A) leads New Jersey in points against the Canes, tallying two in two games played.  12 different Devils have tallied either one goal or one assist against Carolina in the two contests.

 

Mackenzie Blackwood started the first contest against Carolina, allowing three goals on 27 shots against.  Blackwood is 2-0-0 with a shutout, posting a 1.50 GAA in his career against the Hurricanes.  Cory Schneider is a career 6-6-1 against the Hurricanes, allowing 27 goals on 391 shots against (.931) in 14 games played.

 

Martin Necas (1G-2A) leads the Hurricanes in points against the Devils this season, with three.  Warren Foegele leads his club in goals, tallying two against the Devils so far this season.  Sebastian Aho (2A) and Brett Pesce (2A) lead Carolina in assists through two games played with two each.

 

James Reimer and Petr Mrazek split the first two contests against the Devils.  Reimer allowed four goals on 25 shots against (.840) in the loss while Mrazek stopped 35 of 37 (.945) in 60 minutes of action.

 

The Devils are 6-2-0 at Prudential Center and 11-8-0 overall against the Hurricanes since the 2015-16 season.  The club faces-off against Carolina for the fourth and final time, Mar. 29 @ Prudential Center.

 

INJURIES

 

Will Butcher (Out) – 10 games missed; Upper-body injury sustained Feb. 18

Fredrik Claesson (Day-to-day) – 1 game missed; Lower-body injury sustained Mar. 7

 

Total Man-Games Lost to Injury: 125

 

 

MACKENZIE BLACKWOOD NAMED EPHESUS/AHL GRADUATE OF THE MONTH

 

The American Hockey League announced that Mackenzie Blackwood of the New Jersey Devils has been selected as the Ephesus/AHL Graduate of the Month for February.

 

Blackwood was 6-0-1 in seven starts during February, posting a 1.27 goals-against average, a .967 save percentage and two shutouts for New Jersey.

 

A second-round choice by New Jersey in the 2015 NHL Draft, Blackwood played 88 games in the American Hockey League over his first three pro seasons and was an AHL All-Star with the Binghamton Devils in 2018-19. The 23-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ont., has appeared in 44 games for New Jersey this season and leads all NHL rookie goaltenders in victories, posting a record of 21-12-8 with a 2.71 GAA, a .916 save percentage and three shutouts.

 

 

2nd ANNUAL KYLE PALMIERI MILITARY BALL

New Jersey Devils right wing, Kyle Palmieri, will be hosting his Second Annual Military Ball benefitting the Kyle Palmieri Foundation, February 22 at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ.

 

The Kyle Palmieri Foundation, founded by New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri, gives back to those who put their lives on the line to preserve American freedom. Kyle has strong ties with the military as his sister and brother-in-law are currently serving in the National Guard and U.S. Army. This close connection to the military inspired Kyle to do more to help those who sacrifice the most.

 

The Foundation raises funds for military nonprofits so that they can expand on the important work they do for service members. Proceeds from the Military Ball will support the following three (3) military nonprofits: Service Women’s Action Network, National Military Family Association and Pets for Vets.

 

 

20th REUNION OF 2000 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

On February 1st, the Devils played the Dallas Stars, the opponent that the 2000 Stanley Cup Championship team defeated in six games when Jason Arnott scored one of the most iconic goals in Devils history.  The players, coaches and management will be honored pre-game where the ceremony will be highlighted by a special appearance by the Stanley Cup.

 

The special guests included:  Jason Arnott, Brad Bombardir, Martin Brodeur, Steve Brule, Sergei Brylin, Vladimir Bure (fitness coach), Jacques Caron (goaltending coach), Bob Carpenter (assistant coach), Ken Daneyko, Patrik Elias, Scott Gomez, Bobby Holik, Steve Kelly, Lou Lamoriello (general manager), Claude Lemieux, John Madden, Randy McKay, Sergei Nemchinov, Scott Niedermayer, Krzysztof Oliwa, Larry Robinson (head coach), Scott Stevens, Petr Sykora and Colin White.

 

 

HISCHIER IN ST. LOUIS

 

Although the Metropolitan team finished without the win, Devils fans can be pleased by the performance by Nico Hischier in his first NHL All-Star appearance.

 

The Devils representative at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game scored two goals in Metro’s 9-5 loss to Atlantic. He also registered an assist.

 

His first goal tied the game at 2-2 at 3:38 of the opening period. It was an impressive solo effort from Hischier, who possessed the puck for a long time in the offensive zone before cutting to the net and scoring.

 

His second goal made it 5-4 for Metro at 2:50 into the second, as he finished off a nice pass from Philadelphia’s Travis Konecny out in front.

 

Hischier’s helper came on Seth Jones’ goal at 6:04 of the first. The Brig, SWI native tied Konecny for the Metro’s lead in points with three and led the team in goals with two.

 

MILESTONES

 

*Mackenzie Blackwood – 1st NJD/NHL point (Feb. 6 @ PHI; 1A)

*Jesper Boqvist – 1st NHL/NJD goal (Nov. 26 vs. MIN)

*Will Butcher – 200th NHL/NJD GP (Jan. 11 @ WSH)

-5 PTS to 100 NJD/NHL

*Fredrik Claesson – 1st NJD goal (Mar. 7 @ NYR)

*Nikita Gusev – 1st NHL/NJD goal (Oct. 4 vs. WPG)

*John Hayden – 1st NJD point (1A; Nov. 23 vs. DET)

-1st NJD goal (Dec. 23 @ CHI)

*Nico Hischier – 100th NHL/NJD career points (Oct. 5 @ BUF; 1A)

-200th NJD/NHL (Feb. 20 vs. SJS)

*Jack Hughes – 1st NHL/NJD point (Oct. 17 vs. NYR; 1A)

-1st NHL/NJD goal (Oct. 19 vs. VAN)

*Nick Merkley – 1st NHL/NJD point (Feb. 14 @ CAR; 1A)

-1st NHL/NJD goal (Feb. 16 vs. CBJ)

*Dakota Mermis – 1st NHL/NJD point (Feb. 25 @ DET; 1A)

-1st NHL/NJD goal (Mar. 6 vs. STL)

*Kyle Palmieri  500th NHL GP (Oct. 10 vs. EDM)

100th NJD assist (Nov. 1 vs. PHI)

-300th NHL point (Oct. 30 vs. TB; 3G)

-50th NHL PPG (Oct. 30 vs. TB)

-150th NHL assists (Nov. 28 @ MTL)

*Cory Schneider – 300th NJD start (Feb. 27 @ SJS)

*Damon Severson – 400th NHL/NJD GP

*Ben Street – 1st NJD point (1A; Jan. 7 vs. NYI)

*P.K. Subban – 100th NHL goal (Nov. 2 @ CAR)

-700th NHL GP (Feb. 13 vs. DET)

*Miles Wood – 200th NHL/NJD GP (Oct. 4 vs. WPG)

*Pavel Zacha – 100th NHL/NJD point (Feb. 13 vs. DET; 2A)

*Travis Zajac – Passed John MacLean for fifth place in GP in NJD franchise history with 935 (Nov. 5 @ WPG)

-Tied Kirk Muller for third place on the Devils all-time points list (520) (Jan. 2 @ NYI; 1A)

-Passed Muller for third place on the Devils-all-time points list (522)(Jan. 9 @ NYR; 2A)

-Passed Zach Parise four fourth place on the Devils all-time goals list (195)(Mar. 7 @ NYR; 2G)

 

 

 

RECENT HAPPENINGS

Feb. 16: Traded Andy Greene to the New York Islanders in exchange for NYI 2021 NHL Draft second-round pick and David Quenneville

-Traded Blake Coleman to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Nolan Foote and VAN first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft

Feb. 20: Recalled Cory Schneider and Dakota Mermis from Binghamton (AHL)

-Placed Louis Domingue on waivers (cleared waivers, to Binghamton (AHL))

Feb. 23: Signed Julian Melchiori to a NHL contract for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

-Placed on Waivers

Feb. 24: Assigned Nick Merkley to Binghamton (AHL)

Julian Melchiori cleared waivers, loaned to Binghamton (AHL)

-Traded Wayne Simmonds to Buffalo in exchange for Buffalo’s conditional fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

-Loaned Joey AndersonDakota Mermis and Colton White to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Joey Anderson and Dakota Mermis and Michael McLeod from Binghamton (AHL)

-Acquried Zane McIntyre from Vancouver in exchange for Louis Domingue.

-Traded Sami Vatanen to Carolina in exchange for Janne KuokkanenFredrik Claesson and conditional fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Feb. 25: Recalled Fredrik Claesson from Binghamton (AHL)

Feb. 27: Recalled Josh Jacobs from Binghamton (AHL)

Feb. 29: Recalled Jesper Boqvist from Binghamton (AHL)

Mar. 6: Assigned Jesper Boqvist and Josh Jacobs to Binghamton (AHL)

Mar. 7: Recalled Janne Kuokkanen from Binghamton (AHL)

 

 

HOW THEY WERE BUILT

 

In the System: 

Joey Anderson (2016, 3rd round, 73rd overall)

Mackenzie Blackwood (2015, 2nd round, 42nd overall)

Jesper Bratt (2016, 6th round, 162nd overall)

Nico Hischier (2017, 1st round, 1st overall)

Jack Hughes (2019, 1st round, 1st overall)

Michael McLeod (2016, 1st round, 12th overall)

Damon Severson (2012, 2nd round, 60th overall)

Miles Wood (2013, 4th round, 100th overall)

Pavel Zacha (2015, 1st round, 6th overall)

Travis Zajac (2004, 1st round, 20th overall)

 

Free Agency:  Will ButcherKevin RooneyDakota Mermis

 

Trade: Connor CarrickFredrik ClaessonNikita GusevJohn Hayden, Janne Kuokkanen Mirco MuellerKyle PalmieriCory Schneider, P.K. Subban

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