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  1. 2017/2018
  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Devils Michael McLeod undergoes knee surgery

    North Jersey "The Devils announced that prospect Michael McLeod, 19, the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, will miss four to six weeks after undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee this morning. The procedure was performed by Dr. Jonathan Glashow, the..." October 13

  • Butcher sets Devils record with 3 points in NHL debut

    Sportsnet "All eyes were on Nico Hischier as the No. 1 draft pick skated on NHL ice for the first time on Saturday afternoon, but it was another rookie who stole the show in the New Jersey Devils‘ 4-1 season-opening win against the Colorado Avalanche. Defenceman Will Butcher registered three assists,..." October 08

  • The Devils’ new scoreboard is absolutely massive

    Pro Hockey Talk "On the ice the New Jersey Devils have some exciting new additions to their roster for this season (specifically No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier and Marcus Johansson). Off the ice they have an exciting new addition to their home arena in the form of an absolutely massive new scoreboard that is..." October 06

  • Devils sign Jimmy Hayes to 1-year, 700K contract

    North Jersey "Jimmy Hayes can let out a long sigh of relief. He has earned another NHL contract. The Devils brought the 27-year-old right wing to training camp on a Professional Tryout Offer and, on Sunday, announced Hayes had agreed to a one-year deal worth $700,000. Hayes, who will likely fill a..." October 01

  • Hischier ‘played his way’ into top-six role with Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "First overall pick Nico Hischier has continued to impress through the preseason. His offensive totals certainly stand out. Four goals in four games, including this “tenacious” goal in his debut. He has seven points during the preseason, as well. It’s not the regular season, but it should..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Boyle still possible for Devils opener "Although center Brian Boyle missed the entire preseason, it remains possible he'll achieve his goal of playing in the New Jersey Devils regular season opener. The Devils announced on Sept. 19 that Boyle was diagnosed with a chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer of the bone marrow that is..." September 28

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • Devils assign 15 to Binghamton (AHL), waive three and release one "New Jersey has assigned the following 12 players to Binghamton (AHL): Defensemen: Yaroslav Dyblenko, Josh Jacobs, Michael Kapla, Colton White Forwards: Brandon Baddock, Nathan Bastian, Brandon Gignac, Ryan Kujawinski, Blake Pietila, Kevin Rooney, Blake Speers Goaltender: Mackenzie..." September 26

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Devils' Wood relieved to be OK after hard hit

    North Jersey "Miles Wood was on the ice today at Barnabas Health Hockey House at Prudential Center with the group that will face the Islanders on Monday night at Barclays Center. There were no lingering effects from the hit he took from the Rangers’ Andrew Desjardins at 8:06 of the first period in the..." September 24

  • Devils announce Boyle has chronic thyroid leukemia

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday centre Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic thyroid leukemia. Chronic tyroid leukemia is a type of cancer of the bone marrow that is treatable with medication. Boyle said on a conference call Tuesday he feels as close to normal as he can feel and..." September 19

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Hall expected to do more in second season with Devils "Left wing Taylor Hall knows he has to do more in his second season with the New Jersey Devils. "I expect more and he knows that," general manager Ray Shero said during the first day of training camp Thursday. "We met at the end of the year for a long time and wanted him to understand what it..." September 17

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Severson signs six-year contract with Devils "Defenseman Damon Severson signed a six-year, $25 million contract with the New Jersey Devils on Monday. The contract has an average annual value of $4,2 million. "We are happy to have Damon under contract through the 2022-23 season," Devils general manager Ray Shero said. "Damon brings an..." September 11

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • After being traded this summer, Marcus Johansson making transition from Caps to Devils

    Washington Post "As though the clock on the Washington Capitals’ offseason had been turned back, forward Marcus Johansson stepped onto the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Monday morning wearing a Washington practice jersey, as he had so many times during his seven-year career here. The only change: Johansson’s new..." September 02

  • Roger Federer's advice for Devils' No. 1 pick Nico Hischier

    Newark Star-Ledger "Nico Hischier, the Devils' No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, garnered high praise from another legendary athlete from Switzerland. Tennis great Roger Federer was asked about Hischier following his second-round match on Thursday at the U.S. Open, and while Federer praised Hischier, the 19-time..." September 01

  • Will Butcher chose Devils after 'hitting it off' with coach

    Sporting News "For Will Butcher it came down to relationships and feeling comfortable when he decided to sign with the Devils as college hockey's most sought-after free agent this summer. Though it was exciting to be on a "rock star tour" for nearly two weeks after becoming a free agent Aug. 15, it wasn't..." August 29

  • Devils sign Will Butcher: How have past Hobey Baker winners fared in NHL?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils landed the most coveted college free agent on the market when they signed defenseman Will Butcher on Sunday. The Denver graduate won the Hobey Baker award as college hockey's tip player while leading his team to the NCAA title during his senior season in 2016-17. Now that the Devils..." August 28

  • Devils sign RW Drew Stafford

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils signed right wing Drew Stafford to a one-year, one-way contract worth $800K on Friday. The 31-year-old Stafford is an 11-year NHL veteran who has played for the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets and Boston Bruins. Stafford was the 13th overall pick of the 2004 Draft by the Sabres, and he..." August 25

  • Devils' Keith Kinkaid offers bold prediction for fellow goalie Cory Schneider

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid foresees a big rebound from teammate and fellow net minder, Cory Schneider. Kinkaid fully expects Schneider to regain his usual dominant form in 2017-18. "There's nothing he's doing wrong, it's just kind of the way a few games go," Kinkaid said. "There's no..." August 23

  • Ex-Bruin Jimmy Hayes joining Devils on PTO

    HockeyBuzz "Dorchester native and Bruins bust Jimmy Hayes will get a chance to prove he’s still an NHL player this fall, as he has been invited to Devils training camp on a professional tryout, a league source has told the Providence Journal’s Mark Divver. Hayes’ second chance comes on the heels of what..." August 23

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Devils’ Travis Zajac out 4 to 6 months after pectoral surgery

    Sportsnet "New Jersey Devils forward Travis Zajac will miss four to six months after having surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle, the team announced on Thursday. Zajac, 32, suffered the injury during off-season training last week. Zajac is one of the longest serving Devils, joining the team in 2006..." August 17

  • Report: Devils, Sabres, Vegas in on Hobey Baker winner Butcher

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Will Butcher sweepstakes began today, and there are already a few interested suitors lined up. Per the Denver Post, Butcher — the Denver University product that captured this year’s Hobey Baker — has officially balked on signing with the team that drafted him, the Colorado Avalanche, and..." August 15

  • Devils announce date to retire Patrik Elias' No. 26

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils will retire Patrik Elias' No. 26 in a pregame ceremony on Feb. 24, 2018, prior to a game against the New York Islanders. Elias retired from the Devils in March when he decided to end his comeback attempt last season. Elias was recovering from offseason knee surgery and did not..." August 02

  • What Devils coaches expect from Blake Speers in 2017-18

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils coaches were surprised when forward prospect Blake Speers entered training camp last fall and made the NHL roster to start the season, but now they expect more of the same. Coach John Hynes got another look at Speers earlier in July at the team's Development Camp, and he saw the same..." July 29

  • Would defenseman Will Butcher make sense for the Devils?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Defenseman Will Butcher, the reigning Hobey Baker trophy winner for college hockey's top player, will become a free agent on Aug. 15 after his agent said he will not sign with the Colorado Avalanche before that date. The Avalanche drafted Butcher in 2013, and the fifth-round pick played four..." July 27

  • Hall, Devils to lighten Hischier's load in first NHL season "New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall is no stranger to the expectations that come with being the No. 1 pick of the NHL Draft, and plans to do his best to help center and Devils teammate Nico Hischier navigate what awaits him this season. When Hall was selected the first pick of the 2010 NHL..." July 21

  • Ilya Kovalchuk says next KHL season will be his last

    Sportsnet "Ilya Kovalchuk’s return to the NHL may not have worked for the 2017-18 season, but he’s determined for that to change in a year’s time. Speaking to Russia-24 TV channel, and translated by Sport-Express hockey writer Igor Eronko, Kovalchuk said the upcoming season will be his last in the KHL..." July 21

  • Devils hope top draft pick Hischier can fill role as playmaker "Despite missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a fifth consectuive season in 2016-17, the New Jersey Devils generated a lot of excitement and optimism by winning the NHL Draft Lottery on April 29 and choosing center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft on June 23. The selection..." July 20

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Michael McLeod will do ‘whatever I can’ to stick with Devils next season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils aren’t known for having one of the most talented rosters in the NHL, but that could change over the next few years. The last few drafts have been kind to the Devils, as they’ve loaded up on weapons like Pavel Zacha, Nico Hischier and Michael McLeod. All three players are..." July 19

  • How Devils goalie MacKenzie Blackwood got thrown into the deep end in 1st pro season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils prospect MacKenzie Blackwood was standing in net for the Albany Devils during the AHL playoffs in April. Seven months earlier, he never imagined he would end up there so soon. Blackwood entered his first season as a pro in 2016-17 aiming to make the transition to the AHL while..." July 15

  • Devils Sign Nico Hischier To a Maximum Three-Year Entry-Level Contract "The New Jersey Devils today signed the first-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, Nico Hischier, to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract for salary ($925,000 AAV) and performance bonuses. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Hischier..." July 15

  • Hischier impresses Devils at development camp "Center Nico Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils, has already impressed general manager Ray Shero. Hischier, 18, took part in a scrimmage in front of Devils season ticket holders on Saturday, the final day of development camp at the Barnabas Health Hockey..." July 15

  • Shero remains hopeful, but admits signing Kerfoot is beyond his control

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Kerfoot is just over a month away from potentially hitting unrestricted free agency. But New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero still seems hopeful they can get a deal done with the 22-year-old center before that day comes. After completing his senior year at Harvard, with 16 goals..." July 10

  • Oilers sign Yohann Auvitu to 1-year deal

    Fanrag Sports "Former New Jersey Devils defenseman Yohann Auvitu will go on to spend just one season outside the “Big Apple” while becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason. As a result, the Edmonton Oilers have since announced that the Western Conference franchise has officially signed Auvitu to a..." July 10

  • Ilya Kovalchuk: Playing for Russia in Games factored into call to return to KHL

    ESPN "Ilya Kovalchuk signed a one-year contract to remain with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League on Sunday and said representing Russia in the Olympic Games was a key factor in his decision. If Kovalchuk had returned to the NHL for the 2017-18 season, he wouldn't have been able to..." July 10

  • New Jersey Devils didn't get a single trade offer for Ilya Kovalchuk

    CBS Sports "It could not have been too surprising when Ilya Kovalchuk opted to return to the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2017-18 season. The former Atlanta Thrashers and New Jersey Devils forward was apparently hungry for a return to the NHL, where he once landed a $100 million deal as one of the..." July 10

  • Ilya Kovalchuk signs one-year deal to remain in KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ilya Kovalchuk will remain in the KHL — at least for one more year. This follows reports earlier this week that the scoring forward was going to return to Russia for the upcoming season. The KHL announced Sunday that Kovalchuk will stay with St. Petersburg SKA for the 2017-18 season,..." July 09

  • Marcus Johansson embracing new challenge with Devils "Forward Marcus Johansson is ready to seize the opportunity as the hunter instead of the hunted in his first season with the New Jersey Devils. Johansson was traded to the Devils from the Washington Capitals for two 2018 NHL Draft picks on July 2 after spending the past seven seasons in..." July 07

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