Devils Rumors & News

  • Greene named 11th captain in Devils history

    Pro Hockey Talk "Andy Greene has been named Bryce Salvador’s successor as New Jersey’s team captain. Greene, an undrafted free agent that’s spent his entire nine-year career with the Devils organization, becomes the 11th captain in the franchise’s history and third American to wear the “C” (Zach Parise and..." October 09

  • NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

    Yardbarker "After handing down one of the longest suspensions in league history, it looked as though the NHL's Department of Player Safety was really throwing down the hammer when comes to late hits and checks to the head. Just two days into the season, this appears to not be the case, as a handful of..." October 09

  • NHL, union set escrow for first quarter of season at 16 per cent

    TSN "With early revenue projections in place, the NHL and NHLPA set the escrow withholding rate for players at 16 per cent for the first quarter of the season on Thursday. That means every player will have 16 per cent of earnings deducted from their paycheque and put aside until after all of this..." October 09

  • Blues Sign Scott Gomez to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Scott Gomez to a one-year contract. Gomez, 35, logged 34 points (seven goals, 27 assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 58 regular season games with New Jersey in..." October 07

  • Devils send 1st round pick Pavel Zacha back to junior team

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils will give Pavel Zacha some time to develop after making him the 6th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The team announced on Tuesday that it will send Zacha back to his junior team, Sarnia of the OHL, where he amassed 16 goals and 34 points in 37 games last..." October 07

  • NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine

    TSN "The National Hockey League, responding to what it says is a possible increased use of cocaine among its players, has kick-started talks with the NHL Players Association to add the drug and others like it to the list of banned substances for which the league regularly monitors. "The number of..." October 06

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    New Jersey Devils @NHLDevils

    JUST ANNOUNCED: The #NJDevils will retire @MartinBrodeur's number 30 on Feb. 9, 2016! #MB30

  • Devils sign goalie Ken Appleby

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils Monday signed goaltender Ken Appleby to a 3-year, entry-level contract. Appleby, 20, attended Devils' training camp as an amateur tryout after previously attending the team's development camp in July. He is likely to begin the season at Adirondack (ECHL)." October 05

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

    CBS Sports "The NHL hasn't had a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back titles in the late 1990s. Even though it's an incredibly difficult trophy to win once, and even harder to win twice, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone significant roster changes over..." October 05

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    New Jersey Devils @NHLDevils

    #NJDevils have agreed to terms with forward Lee Stempniak on a one-year deal for $850,000.

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Zajac’s agent shoots down trade rumors

    Pro Hockey Talk "Travis Zajac isn’t getting shipped to Toronto. At least according to his agent, anyway. On Thursday, Kurt Overhardt told TSN’s Darren Dreger there’s “absolutely no truth” to reports of his client getting traded. The denial comes just days after Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that..." October 01

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • About those Travis Zajac trade rumours…

    TSN "This past weekend, rumours swirled about Toronto's alleged interest in New Jersey Devils centre Travis Zajac. The connection here is obvious. Zajac, a former first-round pick in 2004, was drafted and developed by none other than new Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello. For a team mostly devoid..." September 29

  • Devils Assign 15 Players to Albany "The Devils today assigned 15 players to their top development team, the American Hockey League’s Albany Devils. The team also assigned one player to his junior team. Assigned to Albany were: goaltenders Ken Appleby and Scott Wedgewood; defensemen Brandon Burlon, Raman Hrabarenka, Vojtech..." September 27

  • Are Devils close to trading Travis Zajac to Toronto Maple Leafs?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Talk in Toronto is growing louder that the Devils may already have a trade on the table that would send center Travis Zajac to the Maple Leafs. It is no secret that former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello would like to acquire Zajac, but it is believed that he is discussing several potential deals with..." September 27

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Sore knee to cause Devils LW Patrik Elias to miss entire preseason; Oct. 9 opener also in doubt

    North Jersey "Devils coach John Hynes confirmed today that Patrik Elias will not play at all in the preseason because of a sore right knee that has kept the team's all-time leading scorer out of training camp so far. That now brings even more into question whether the 39-year-old left wing will also miss the..." September 25

  • Report: Leafs GM Lamoriello eyes Devils’ Zajac

    Pro Hockey Talk "When a GM leaves one team for another franchise, he often brings in “his guys.” That situation is especially interesting when it comes to Lou Lamoriello and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The powerful former New Jersey Devils GM hasn’t been loading up on his former players – not yet – but this short..." September 24

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Patrik Elias may miss all of Devils' preseason games

    Newark Star-Ledger "Despite assurance from Patrik Elias that he would be back "soon" from a right knee issue that has sidelined him from the start of training camp, the Devils are not planning to use the veteran forward in any preseason games. "That's really up in the air right now. We're not really planning on..." September 23

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Devils name Eric Weinrich (a former Devil) as development coach.

  • Devils' Henrique 'feels great' after wrist surgery "New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique said he "feels great" following wrist surgery five months ago and will be in the lineup in the preseason opener against the Boston Bruins on Sunday in Providence, R.I. Henrique, who scored a goal during a scrimmage Saturday, had surgery on April 16 to..." September 19

  • Devils hold Elias (knee) out of practice

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils are opening camp minus Patrik Elias, one of their most veteran presences. “Patrik has been having an issue with his right knee over the last week,” Devils GM Ray Shero said in a statement on Friday. “We both feel that it is best to monitor this. He will continue to work..." September 18

  • Devils sign veteran winger Lee Stempniak to PTO

    Newark Star-Ledger "Their goal may be to get younger and faster, but the Devils Wednesday invited 32-year-old right winger Lee Stempniak to training camp on a PTO. Stempniak, who has played 708 career NHL games for the St.Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins,..." September 17

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Lou Lamoriello's absence drives home reality that Devils are beginning a new era

    North Jersey "The sun was shining and everyone was smiling and looking ahead to a fun day at the Devils 15th annual Alumni Golf Classic. There was definitely something missing this morning, though, at Neshanic Valley Golf Course. Or more accurately, someone was missing. Lou Lamoriello, the Devils'..." September 16

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Jiri Tlusty signs $800K, 1-year deal with #NJDevils.

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • Devils’ Boucher concussed at prospects tourney

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Tuesday, New Jersey announced that forward Reid Boucher has been sidelined with a concussion, suffered while playing for the club’s entry at the Buffalo Sabres Prospects Challenge. “Boucher was injured during the Prospects Challenge game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night,” GM Ray..." September 15

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

  • Like Pavel Zacha, John Quenneville determined to prove to Devils he's ready for NHL this season

    North Jersey "There was a lot of focus heading into this weekend's Buffalo Sabres' Prospects Challenge on Devils' 2015 first-round pick Pavel Zacha and whether the Czech center is ready to play in the NHL this season. By comparison, John Quenneville is flying under the radar, but the Devils' 2014 first-round..." September 14

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Patrik Elias on the Devils' captaincy, how he lost it and why he's never wanted it back

    North Jersey "By now, nearly eight years later, it's almost ancient history. Patrik Elias still carries some of the disappointment with him, however, that he experienced when then Devils head coach Brent Sutter unceremoniously stripped him of the captaincy on the first day of training camp in 2007. Those..." September 14

  • Patrik Elias is the last of the Devils' old guard

    North Jersey "Patrik Elias is, as he put it, "the last one." The Devils’ connections to their Stanley Cup past are pretty much all gone as they head into training camp next week. An off-season organizational overhaul brought the departure of longtime president and general manager Lou Lamoriello along with..." September 12

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

  • Panthers Bring in Martin Havlat on Tryout

    The Hockey Writers "The Florida Panthers have invited veteran forward Martin Havlat to training camp on a professional tryout contract (PTO) the team announced on Friday. Havlat has crossed the 20-goal threshold six times in his 14-year career. However, it’s been four seasons since the 34-year-old has hit that..." September 11

  • Report: Ryane Clowe’s NHL career is over

    Pro Hockey Talk "For all intents and purposes, it sounds like Ryane Clowe‘s NHL playing days are finished. That’s the report from the Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti, who passes along word from New Jersey Devils GM Ray Shero that Clowe “will be unable to play hockey now or in the future.” Clowe, 32, admits that..." September 11

  • David Schlemko Signs With Devils

    The Hockey Writers "The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman David Schlemko to a one-year, one-way contract, the team announced on Thursday. Financial details were not immediately released. Schlemko bounced around quite a bit last season, playing for three different teams, with the Dallas Stars claiming him..." September 10

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • Chris Lamoriello takes "a step back"; No longer part of Devils' organization

    North Jersey "Like his father, Chris Lamoriello has parted ways with the Devils' organization. Even after Lou Lamoriello, the team's president and general manager for 28 years, left to become the GM in Toronto on July 23, the intent was for Chris Lamoriello, the senior vice president of hockey operations, a..." September 04

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Devils captain Salvador about to retire: report "The future of unrestricted free agent defenseman Bryce Salvador is expected to be decided by the end of the week, with a retirement announcement the likely conclusion, reported Tuesday. Salvador, who has been New Jersey Devils captain since 2013, missed the final 67 games of..." September 02

  • 3 potential landing spots for Patrick Kane

    The Score "When the Chicago Blackhawks skated off the ice with their third Stanley Cup in six years back in June, it seemed unthinkable that Patrick Kane's name would come up in trade speculation ahead of training camp. Yet, amid an ongoing police investigation revolving around an alleged sexual assault,..." September 02

  • 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