Devils Rumors & News

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Taylor Hall: ‘Frustrating’ to play through the rebuild in Edmonton

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall‘s former junior hockey team, the Windsor Spitfires, are on their way to the Mastercard Memorial Cup Final after a perfect 3-0 round-robin record. It’s the first time Windsor, this year’s host, is returning the the major junior championship since 2010. That season, Hall led the team to..." May 25

  • New Jersey Devils fire trail-blazing radio analyst Sherry Ross

    Awful Announcing "Sherry Ross was the first woman to serve as an analyst for a Stanley Cup Final game. She was the first woman to call play-by-play for any NHL game. And on Tuesday, she was fired by the New Jersey Devils, along with the team’s equipment manager and video coordinator. According to, the..." May 25

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Could Ilya Kovalchuk make sense for Detroit Red Wings?

    Detroit Free Press "A year after seeing their most dazzling player depart for the KHL, could another superstar seeking a return to the NHL interest the Detroit Red Wings? There’s buzz in the hockey world that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to come back to the U.S. four years after splitting for his native Russia. Kovalchuk..." May 10

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Viktor Loov To One-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After coming over in mid-February from the Toronto Maple Leafs, defenseman Viktor Loov has re-signed with the New Jersey Devils for another year. The two-way deal will cover the 2017-18 season and pay Loov $650K at the NHL level. Loov was set to become a restricted free agent with arbitration..." May 09

  • New Jersey Devils confirm Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to NHL

    Sportsnet "Let the games begin. As reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on April 22, Ilya Kovalchuk has his sights set on an NHL return next season. This was confirmed on Tuesday by the team to beat reporter Andrew Gross, saying general manager Ray Shero had spoken to Kovalchuk’s agent about coming..." May 09

  • Any chance Devils trade No. 1 pick in 2017 NHL Draft?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils are on the clock for June's NHL Draft, when they will pick first overall for the first time in franchise history. But is there any chance they trade the pick? For one, recent history says no. The last time a Draft's first overall pick was traded was in 2003, when the Florida..." May 04

  • LeBrun sees Devils among teams trying to land Shattenkirk

    Fanrag Sports "The overtime winner scored by Kevin Shattenkirk in Game 3 on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins may end up turning around what’s been a lackluster postseason for the talented Washington Capitals defenseman, but will any of his playoff results really matter when it comes to getting the..." May 04

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • What is next step for Devils, Ray Shero regarding Ilya Kovalchuk?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils general manager Ray Shero will reach out to Ilya Kovalchuk's agent to gauge the former Devil's interest in returning to the team or the NHL next season. Shero said he would reach out to Kovalchuk's party prior to the Devils winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday, and he expanded on..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Devils GM Shero undecided between Patrick and Hischier

    Sportsnet "Ray Shero had himself quite the weekend. The New Jersey Devils GM was in Toronto for the NHL Draft Lottery, and luck was on his side. While the Devils, who finished 27th overall this year, had just an 8.5 per cent chance of winning the lottery, the team came away with the top pick. “It’s..." May 01

  • Ilya Kovalchuk Wants Sign-And-Trade To NYC Or Florida

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As reported last week, Russian veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk, who has played the last four years in the KHL, wants to return to the NHL next year. The 34-year-old wing now says he would like a sign-and-trade out of New Jersey, according to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks. It was also tweeted by..." May 01

  • New Jersey Devils plan to reach out to Ilya Kovalchuk about an NHL return

    The Comeback "Is Ilya Kovalchuk planning on returning to the NHL? We may soon find out. As rumors have been swirling regarding the 34-year-old’s interest in making an NHL comeback, the New Jersey Devils are planning on reaching out to Kovalchuk’s agent. Devils GM Ray Shero discussed in an interview prior to..." April 30

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to NHL (with Devils or not)

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens fell short against the New York Rangers, but the series put the spotlight on Alex Radulov‘s great return to the NHL. What if an even bigger name came back from the KHL next season? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to come back to the NHL,..." April 23

  • Devils Sign D Yaroslav Dyblenko to entry-level deal "The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Yaroslav Dyblenko to a two-year, entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Dyblenko, 23, has spent the previous five seasons, 2012-17, in the Kontinental Hockey League. He most recently..." April 20

  • Devils assign F Blake Speers to Albany from OHL

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils assigned forward Blake Speers to Albany in the AHL on Tuesday. Speers is eligible to play with Albany in the AHL playoffs now that his season with Sault Ste. Marie in the OHL is over. The 20-year-old prospect signed his entry-level contract with the Devils on Sept. 22, 2016, at the..." April 18

  • 5 players who won't be with Devils next season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Many Devils expected change following the end of a disappointing 2016-17 season. To start, here are five players who the team could move during the offseason. Jacob Josefson Josefson is one of the longest tenured Devils - he's one of four players left who played on the 2011-12 Stanley Cup..." April 18

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Why Taylor Hall wasn't 100 percent healthy for long stretch in 1st season with Devils

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forward Taylor Hall didn't feel 100 percent for a 15- to 20-game stretch during the season after returning from knee surgery. Hall made a remarkable recovery from left knee surgery in November to repair a torn meniscus, returning to the lineup after missing only eight games. Hall said he..." April 11

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Red Wings win finale in Joe Louis Arena

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- At the end of the day, Riley Sheahan was destined to be the answer to a trivia question that would be repeated for years to come. He liked that answer much better than the one that destiny initially appeared to have in store for him. Sheahan scored twice, including the final..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Red-hot Islanders eliminated despite win over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- The New York Islanders did their part to remain alive in the battle for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference Saturday night, skating to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. However, the Islanders (40-29-12) did not get the help they..." April 08

  • Penguins sweep Devils, clinch second in Metro

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- In a game that featured 11 goal-scorers and 25 players who recorded at least one point, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New Jersey Devils 7-4 on Thursday night at the Prudential Center to clinch second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins (50-19-11) won their..." April 06

  • Moore's OT goal lifts Devils past Flyers 1-0

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Considering nothing was at stake between the two teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils gave the fans at Prudential Center nearly 61 minutes of entertaining hockey. The goaltending duel between the Devils' Keith Kinkaid and the Flyers' Steve Mason ended 59..." April 05

  • Why Devils' Dalton Prout '200 percent' disagreed with suspension

    Newark Star-Ledger "There were a couple aspects of Dalton Prout's two-game suspension where the Devils defenseman disagreed. Prout went through a hearing via phone with NHL Player Safety on Monday, where he was able to give his perspective on the play that got him a five-minute interference major and game..." April 04

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Devils' Dalton Prout suspended 2 games for hit on Flyers' Radko Gudas

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NHL suspended Devils defenseman Dalton Prout two games for his actions against Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas in Saturday's 3-0 Flyers win in Philadelphia. Prout jumped on the ice and checked Gudas after Gudas hit Devils forward John Quenneville moments earlier. Prout was ejected after..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Lee, Beauvillier fuel Islanders past Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders kept their slim playoff hopes alive Friday with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center. However, the win may have come at a steep cost. Islanders captain John Tavares had to be helped off the ice with 3:14 remaining in regulation after..." April 01

  • Stolarz rescues Flyers after Neuvirth collapses

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie goaltender Anthony Stolarz was in Scranton, Pa., about 125 miles north of Philadelphia, when he was informed the Flyers would need him to suit up as an emergency backup to Michal Neuvirth. Stolarz took his equipment off the Lehigh Valley Phantoms team bus, hopped in a..." April 01

  • Patrik Elias of Devils announces retirement "Patrik Elias announced on Friday that he is retiring as an NHL player after 20 seasons in the League, all with the New Jersey Devils. For his farewell, the forward will skate with the Devils in pre-game warmups prior to their final home game of the season on April 8 against the New York..." March 31

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Devils Sign Michael Kapla to Entry-Level Deal "The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Michael Kapla to a two-year, entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. The contract will begin with the 2016-17 season and he will report to New Jersey. He has been assigned no. 32. Kapla,..." March 28

  • Jets rally past Devils in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- For two teams already mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils played a spirited back-and-forth game Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Ultimately, Patrik Laine's goal in a shootout lifted Winnipeg to a 4-3 victory. The..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Stars beat Devils in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- On Saturday night, the New Jersey Devils were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with a 3-1 home-ice loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Less than 24 hours later, the Dallas Stars avoided the same fate, rallying for a 2-1 overtime victory over the Devils at the..." March 26

  • Hurricanes beat Devils, keep playoff hopes alive

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Jeff Skinner continued his recent goal-scoring splurge Saturday night at the Prudential Center, helping the Carolina Hurricanes keep their faint playoff hopes alive with the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. "That's a big win for us," said..." March 25

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