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  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Devils ink D Connor Carrick to two-year, $3M deal

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils have signed defenceman Connor Carrick to a two-year, $3 million deal, the team announced on Tuesday. Carrick scored two goals and nine assists in 34 games last season split between the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils. " July 16

  • Now Jack Hughes is Signed to a Max ELC with the Devils; What Bonuses Will He Meet?

    All About The Jersey "On Friday morning, the New Jersey Devils signed Jack Hughes to his first ever professional contract. This was announced through the team’s official website and social media. Here is the official release of the news from the team and here is a feature article from the team’s official..." July 15

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Josh Jacobs, Brandon Baddock "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed forward Brandon Baddock and defenseman Josh Jacobs to one-year, two-way contracts. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Baddock's deal is worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level...." July 15

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • NHL spotlight is on revamped Rangers, Islanders and Devils

    New York Post "It has been a tumultuous summer in the NHL, and so much of the action has centered around the New York area. The Devils and Rangers picked Nos. 1 and 2 in the draft, respectively, and by all accounts, both took generational players. New Jersey then traded for one of the most flamboyant and..." July 15

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Jack Hughes, Devils make it official with three-year contract

    New York Post "The Devils inked No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes to an entry-level contract on Friday morning, a three-year pact carrying an annual average value of $3.775 million. The deal carries a $925,000 annual salary with $2.85 million in bonuses, making the pact worth a total of $11.325..." July 12

  • Where do Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko fit in respective lineups?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The top two picks from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft have both signed their entry-level contracts. Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko signed his deal with the New York Rangers on Thursday, while American center Jack Hughes inked his contract with the New Jersey earlier this morning. Barring an..." July 12

  • Why Devils’ John Hynes expects an ‘invested’ Taylor Hall in 2019-20

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils coach John Hynes is well aware of Taylor Hall’s contract situation. He knows the star forward is entering the final year of his contract in 2019-20, and if Hall doesn’t sign an extension this summer, those talks are going to carry over into..." July 11

  • Jack Hughes takes ice with Devils for first time at development camp "Jack Hughes appears right at home at his first development camp with the New Jersey Devils. The No. 1 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft arrived Monday evening and took part in practice Tuesday. The 18-year-old center exhibited confidence in his game, made a few special plays and never..." July 10

  • Taylor Hall 'all in' with Devils despite contract uncertainty, coach says "Taylor Hall will be "all in to play" for the New Jersey Devils this season despite uncertainly over his next contract, coach John Hynes said Wednesday. "Taylor's invested here," Hynes said. "And if it winds up where his contract isn't done, it's..." July 10

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Why Devils’ Ray Shero won’t let offer sheets affect negotiations with Nico Hischier

    North Jersey "The NHL has already seen one offer sheet signed this offseason, and there’s still potential for more. But while offer sheets for restricted free agents have been the buzz around the NHL for months, Devils GM Ray Shero won’t let them impact how he handles eventual..." July 08

  • Clock is ticking on Taylor Hall and the Devils

    New York Post "So the Devils appear flush with cap space for 2020-21 even after assuming P.K. Subban’s full $9 million hit, which is a good thing because they are going to need it in order to keep Taylor Hall in New Jersey beyond this season. For if Artemi Panarin, an elite talent, was able to..." July 08

  • PK Subban's Fourth of July message is even crazier than last year's

    USA Today "Sports power couple P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn last year paid tribute to the Fourth of July by wearing matching red and white USA bathing suits. This year, the newly acquired New Jersey Devils defenseman promised a more subdued July 4 message. In fact, Vonn, the..." July 05

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • New Jersey Adds Tennyson, Mermis, And Street

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have made some major additions this summer in the likes of No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes, superstar defenseman P.K. Subban, and today’s big free agency addition, forward Wayne Simmonds. It’s now time to fill out the organizational..." July 01

  • Devils sign winger Wayne Simmonds to one-year deal

    Sportsnet "The New Jersey Devils have signed winger Wayne Simmonds to a one-year, $5-million deal, the club announced Monday. " July 01

  • Report: Maple Leafs to sign winger Kenny Agostino to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs plan to sign winger Kenny Agostino to a two-year, one-way contract, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now is reporting. Dater, 27, spent parts of last season with the Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils where he tallied six goals and 24 points in..." June 30

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Will Predators prove that trading P.K. Subban was worth it?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators made a bold move in trading P.K. Subban to the New Jersey Devils during draft weekend. While the initial package is downright pitiful, the logic is that it opens up space for future moves, with all signs pointing toward serious..." June 28

  • Taylor Hall excited to see Devils adding 'new blood' in PK Subban, Jack Hughes

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils have gone a long way in adding significant star power to their roster early in the offseason, pulling off a blockbuster trade for blue-liner P.K. Subban and drafting American phenom Jack Hughes first overall. New Jersey's moves have impressed star forward..." June 27

  • Devils eager for offseason splashes to help deliver wins

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils entered the off-season with one marketing plan. After April 9, the night they won the NHL draft lottery, those plans changed. Two and a half months later, the morning after they selected Jack Hughes with the No. 1 overall pick, they acquired P.K. Subban in a trade with the..." June 26

  • Devils have no interest in moving defenseman Damon Severson

    Newark Star-Ledger "Even after landing an elite right-handed defenseman in their trade for P.K. Subban, the Devils don’t have any interest in moving fellow righty blue liner Damon Severson. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and his “31..." June 26

  • Devils’ Jack Hughes receives number for rookie season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jack Hughes has his number. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft will rock the 86 jersey for the Devils in his rookie season, the first player to ever don that number in franchise history. The team announced the decision in a video on..." June 25

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • P.K. Subban is now the most expensive NHL player to be traded, twice

    Yahoo! Sports "For the second time in three years, P.K. Subban has accomplished something that no other player in the history of the NHL has ever been able to do. And he didn’t even have to lift a muscle to do it. The New Jersey Devils made a splash on Day 2 of the NHL Draft,..." June 24

  • PK Subban top-pair defenseman Devils needed "The New Jersey Devils remain in the spotlight following the 2019 NHL Draft not only because they selected Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick, but they also made the biggest trade of the weekend, acquiring defenseman P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators. Subban is a high-end talent..." June 23

  • P.K. Subban: 'I want a Stanley Cup ring and I want it in New Jersey'

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils' prized acquisition has a familiar goal in mind. “I want a Stanley Cup ring and I want it in New Jersey," P.K. Subban told reporters Sunday, about 26 hours after the Nashville Predators traded him to his new club. "I'm coming to..." June 23

  • Taylor Hall extension might be easier for Devils with Jack Hughes, PK Subban on board "The New Jersey Devils believe adding Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday and P.K. Subban in a trade Saturday will provide them additional leverage as they try to sign Taylor Hall to a contract extension. General manager Ray Shero said he plans to wait until..." June 23

  • New Jersey Devils Acquire Adam Helewka

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It would be impossible for anyone to follow up yesterday’s Jack Hughes and P.K. Subban additions, but the New Jersey Devils have brought in yet another player to the organization. The AHL announced that forward Adam Helewka has been dealt to the Devils by the..." June 23

  • New Jersey Devils Acquire P.K. Subban

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators have traded P.K. Subban to the New Jersey Devils. The Predators will receive Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies, the Devils’ second-round pick in 2019 and second-round pick in 2020. Nashville will not retain any of Subban’s contract, which still has three..." June 22

  • Devils trade John Quenneville to Blackhawks for John Hayden

    North Jersey "About one hour after the Devils made a huge splash in trading for defenseman P.K. Subban, Ray Shero went back to work with another deal. The Devils traded forward John Quenneville to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward John Hayden. " June 22

  • Devils select US-born Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft

    USA Today "The New Jersey Devils drafted Jack Hughes with the top pick Friday night, making him the eighth American to go No. 1 overall. Hughes, 18, was considered the No. 1 prospect from the start of the season until the finish, but in the second half of the season, many NHL scouts said Hughes..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Devils' Ray Shero: 'There is no gentleman's agreement' around offer sheets

    ESPN "The 2019 NHL draft is not the first time that GM Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils have held the first overall pick, having won the draft lottery two years ago to select Swiss center Nico Hischier. But while Hischier has the makings of a solid NHL career, he didn't arrive with the hype..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Rangers, Islanders, Devils Interested In Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba

    New York Post "The Rangers and Islanders are among the most aggressive teams in pursuit of Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba, The Post has learned, with the Devils also in the chase. Trouba, the 25-year-old impending restricted free agent for whom the Jets are soliciting offers, would slide into the..." June 16

  • NJ Devils lock up top prospect Jesper Boqvist

    North Jersey "The Devils inked one of their top forward prospects on Monday, signing Jesper Boqvist to a three-year entry-level contract. New Jersey’s second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft has been a heralded player throughout his time in the Swedish Hockey..." June 10

  • Taylor Hall says contract shouldn't be Devils top priority now

    My NHL Trade Rumors "Taylor Hall taking his time before signing an extension Mike Morreale of  Again, Taylor Hall reiterates his stance on taking time first before signing anything. A report surfaced from The Fourth Period that Hall was not interested in re-signing with New Jersey. Then,..." June 06

  • Devils should go bold, and not just to keep Taylor Hall

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winning an NHL Draft Lottery should attach a rocket to your team’s hopes, especially when you land that top overall pick even though you don’t have the best odds. Yet, Taylor Hall‘s been here plenty of times before, so forgive him for not looking at a draft lottery..." June 05

  • Why Devils’ Taylor Hall is remaining patient on decision about future

    Newark Star-Ledger "Taylor Hall’s stance on his looming contract talks with the Devils hasn’t changed since the end of the season. Speaking with The Athletic at an event in Montreal on Tuesday, Hall reiterated the stance he held at the end of the season. He’s going..." June 05

  • Shero, agent deny report that Hall's not interested in extension with Devils

    The Score "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero and agent Darren Ferris denied a report Monday suggesting superstar winger Taylor Hall currently isn't interested in signing an extension with the club. "No idea where (the website) got that aside from a..." June 04