DEVILS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Devils Sign Versatile Auvitu to One-Year Contract

The New Jersey Devils General Manager Ray Shero announced on Friday that the team had signed defenseman Yohann Auvitu to a one-year, two-way, entry-level contract for the 2016-17 season. It will be the French-born skater’s first foray in North American hockey. He has spent most of his professional career playing in Finland’s top professional league, SM-Liiga, with HIFK Helsinki...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 hours ago

Devils' Jon Merrill out 4 months following shoulder surgery

Jon Merrill missed the Devils' final 10 games of 2015-16 with a shoulder injury. New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill underwent successful shoulder surgery on Monday, the team announced Wednesday. He is expected to be sidelined four months. "This past Monday, Jon Merrill underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder," Devils General...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Seinfeld’s ‘Puddy’ gifted awesome Devils mask, supports the team

Be it George Costanza’s parents or the reviled neighbor, Newman, the cast of secondary characters on Seinfeld were sometimes the show stealers. And though there’s no replacement for Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer, one secondary character who was always a fan favorite was the mechanic-turned-salesman David Puddy, expertly portrayed by Patrick Warburton. Puddy only appeared in...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Jon Merrill Sidelined 4 Months After Surgery

New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill underwent surgery on his right shoulder Monday, the team announced Wednesday. General manager Ray Shero said that the surgery will require a long recovery. He’s slated to be laid up for four months. That should put his return, barring any setbacks, right at the end of training camp as the team gets ready to start the 2016-17 season. That...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Wheat Kings’ Quenneville scores goal of the year, and it’s not even close

The WHL champion Brandon Wheat Kings didn’t open up the Memorial Cup the way they would have wanted, dropping their first game of the tournament 5-3 at the hands of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. There was one positive to come out of the contest for Wheat Kings fans, though, and that was John Quenneville’s absolutely unbelievable third-period goal. With the Wheat Kings trailing 5...
Via The Hockey News
6 days ago

Devils Prospect Quenneville with Highlight Reel Goal of the Year

Although his Brandon Wheat Kings ultimately lost to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies at the 2016 Memorial Cup on Saturday, New Jersey Devils prospect John Quenneville scored what has to be the highlight goal of the year…in all the world of hockey. The goal had everything that a ‘Top Ten List’, highlight reel of the month, nominee for play of the year should have. You had the play...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

WATCH: Junior hockey player scores insane between-the-legs goal

Take a bow John Quenneville. With the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies facing off in the Memorial Cup tournament which determines the best team in the Canadian Hockey League, Quenneville scored one of the best goals you’ll ever see. As the Wheat Kings trailed 5-2 in the third period, Quenneville took a beautiful end-to-end pass from defenseman Ivan Provorov to...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils' Patrik Elias, Cory Schneider both undergo surgery

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils say forward Patrik Elias and goalie Cory Schneider had surgeries earlier this week. The Devils say Elias had surgery on his right knee on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Elias, a two-time Stanley Cup winner and the team's all-time leading scorer, missed most of last season with a knee injury. The 4-year-old will...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Two New Jersey Devils post a highly disturbing face swap

Here goes:Adam Larsson obviously recognized that he and Adam Henrique need to cease taking face swap images immediately. This one turned Larsson into a less artistic "The Scream" depiction while Henrique appears a bit ogreish and possibly the subject of an LSD experiment.Professional athletes have dabbled in these face swaps before but never with such troubling results. Take a look...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Weekes on the 2016 NHL Playoffs

Former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes talks about the 2016 NHL Playoffs.
Via YES Network
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Henrique started an independent campaign to get on the cover of NHL 17

EA is once again holding a cover vote for their latest NHL installment. The candidates for the cover of NHL 17 were Joe Pavelski, Anze Kopitar, Aleksander Barkov, Jamie Benn, Connor McDavid, Jakub Voracek, Vladimir Tarasenko and Victor Hedman. After one round of voting the list of candidates has been shortened to Pavelski, Benn, McDavid and Tarasenko, but that hasn’t stopped...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the roster of the 2002-03 Stanley Cup winning New Jersey Devils

Can you name every player on the roster of the 2002-03 NHL Stanley Cup winning New Jersey Devils? Clue: Number/Position
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrik Elias is contemplating retirement

Did Patrik Elias play the final game of his career? If so, he ended with his best game of the season. In what would be a fitting end to his career, Elias scored three points in the New Jersey Devils 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. When pressed about his potential retirement from Hockey Night in Canada’s Scott Oake, Elias said he’s on the fence about hanging up the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Players the Devils Must Re-Sign

Despite elimination from the play-offs in the final week of hockey the Devils have fought long and hard. A few players in specific have been beneficial to their success, players that the Devils need to keep going into the next season. Kyle Palmieri- If his game play this season scream RESIGN I don’t know what does. Acquired during the 2015 draft from Anaheim, He’s been crucial...
Via TopSportsReport
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrik Elias interested in returning to Devils after season finale win

NEWARK, N.J. — Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri became the Devils' first 30-goal scorers in four years Saturday night.Patrik Elias stole the show, though, with what might have been his swan song after 17 seasons in New Jersey.Elias, the Devils career leading scorer, had a goal and two assists while being serenaded by "Patty, Patty" chants from a sellout crowd, and New Jersey beat...
Via Associated Press
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

It’s time for the New Jersey Devils to go all in on a rebuild

It’s not fair to say the New Jersey Devils are hopeless because no team is truly hopeless. Time corrects the path of all wayward franchises and pushes them back toward relevance. But it might be a while before the Devils are interesting or competitive or good. I won’t call New Jersey boring, but the team ranks 30th in Corsi events per 60 minutes by a wide margin. Essentially...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Will this be Patrik Elias’ Final Season?

Patrik Elias, who has played parts of 20 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, returned to the ice Tuesday for just his 14th game of the season as the Devils matched up with the Buffalo Sabres.  Elias last played against the Anaheim Ducks on December 19th before undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on January 11th. At the time of the surgery, GM Ray Shero released a statement saying...
Via The Sports Journal
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

The New Jersey Devils Have Pulled Off the Greatest April Fool’s Joke in NHL History

“The New Jersey Angels.” This new team name graced Facebook newsfeeds, Twitter feeds and even more social media. The New Jersey Devils claimed that they were changing the name of their franchise Friday, from the Devils to the Angels. “In an effort to focus on our organization’s mission of creating a family-friendly environment, in our state and in our arena, we have elected...
Via The Sports Journal
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scott Wedgewood starts for New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils will start rookie goaltender Scott Wedgewood tomorrow night versus the Pittsburgh Penguins as the Devils look to get back on track.
Via SNY
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils forward Mike Cammalleri out for the season

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Devils forward Mike Cammalleri is not going to play again this season. Coach John Hynes announced Tuesday that Cammalleri is not going to be able to play because of an injury to his right hand and wrist. He has not played since Jan. 26. Hynes refused to disclose the exact nature of the injury, but said Cammalleri would not need surgery. Cammalleri...
Via Associated Press
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Finding Bright Spots in a Dark Season

While the New Jersey Devils have exceeded expectations this season, they still sit six points out of the second Eastern Conference wild card spot with only nine games remaining, and look like a lock to miss the postseason for the fourth straight season as a result of their league-low 2.2 goals per game. However, the season has not been all bad.  The Devils are top 10 in the league...
Via The Sports Journal
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils: Overcoming Their Kryptonite

Entering Sunday night, the New Jersey Devils were 0-4 on the season against the Columbus Blue Jackets and had been outscored 17-6 in those four games. On Sunday, however, the Devils finally shook those woes and pulled out a 2-1 victory over the team that had been their kryptonite during the course of the season. To this point, the Blue Jackets are 29-35-8 and sit as the second to...
Via isportsweb.com
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Teammate trolls Devils' Tootoo after hilarious celebration mishap

The New Jersey Devils earned an exciting 5-4 overtime victory over the Nashville Predators Thursday, but one Devil was left red-faced after a photographer caught a celebratory mishap on film. The team gathered for a group hug in the corner to celebrate their win, but veteran winger Jordin Tootoo ended up mistakenly embracing the glass instead of his teammates. Since a photographer...
Via Fox Sports
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils' Mike Cammalleri could be out for remainder of season

Suffered setback with hand/wrist injury Watch video NEWARK -- Devils' winger Mike Cammalleri, a key to the team's playoff hopes, could be lost for the remainder of the season with a right hand/wrist injury. Coach John Hynes conceded that Cammalleri, who is skating on his own but not with a stick, suffered a setback and he could...
Via NJ.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Trade deadline outlook: New Jersey Devils

Buyers or Sellers? The New Jersey Devils were expected to experience plenty of growing pains under the watch of general manager Ray Shero and first-year coach John Hynes. One of the bigger surprises of 2015-16, the Garden State representatives actually find themselves involved in the playoff conversation as the team vies to make the NHL's "second season" a reality for the first...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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