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Devils' Nico Hischier on local tour, takes in Yankees game

Devils top draft pick Nico Hischier attended his first baseball game Sunday. NEW YORK -- Devils No. 1 pick Nico Hischier is living the life of a tourist this week. Sunday's stop? Meet the Devils' draft class Yankee Stadium for Old-Timers' Day and then the Yankees-Texas Rangers game. "I've never been to New Jersey or New York before, so it...
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

Devils’ Report Card on Early Picks

So it is finally decided. With the first overall pick, the New Jersey Devils selected Nico Hischier over Nolan Patrick. Hischier is pegged as the more dynamic, creative forward and that is exactly what the Devils need. Scouts and mock drafts were split 50/50 on who should go first, but Ray Shero and his staff felt confident with Hischier as their pick. It is easy to see why as The...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 hours ago

Meet the Devils' 2017 Draft class

Meet each of the 11 players the Devils picked in the 2017 NHL Draft.
Via NJ.com
13 hours ago

2017 NHL Draft: Devils stand pat, add 3 prospects in 3rd and 4th rounds

The Devils made all three of their picks without trades in the third and fourth rounds of the 2017 NHL Draft. Watch video The Devils entered the third round of the 2017 NHL Draft with two picks, and they ended up using both of them. They pick forward Fabian Zetterlund with the 63rd overall pick to start the round, and they added...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Devils Nab Nico Hischier with 1st Pick

After two months of buildup, two months of speculation, and two months of debate the New Jersey Devils finally revealed their plan when they selected Nico Hischier with the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. New Jersey should have been selecting sixth overall but won the Draft Lottery and selected the Swiss-born Hischier. Nico or Nolan Hischier rose up the draft rankings...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Devils “New” Jersey Draws Mixed Reviews

Ask a New Jersey Devils fan for their opinion on anything and one will no doubt receive a candid response. The unveiling of the new Adidas themed sweaters are hardly immune from such straightforward opinions. Since the 1992-93 season, the Devils jersey colors and concept have essentially remained intact. The club made the shift from a red, green and white look, to a red, black and...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Devils draft speedy Swiss center with No. 1 overall pick

CHICAGO — The New Jersey Devils have selected center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft. The 18-year-old Hischier is the highest drafted Swiss player in the NHL history. He had 38 goals and 86 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

New Jersey Devils select Halifax Mooseheads center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

CHICAGO (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have selected center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft. The 18-year-old Hischier is the highest drafted Swiss player in the NHL history. He had 38 goals and 86 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this past season. He spent the previous two seasons in the Swiss pro league...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Devils have NHL draft guessing with no clear No. 1

As Devils general manager Ray Shero prepares to make the franchise’s first No. 1 overall selection in the NHL draft on Friday night in Chicago, here is the question that sits before him: Nolan or Nico? That would be Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier, the undisputed top two prospects with slightly different games. Though neither...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

New Jersey Devils trade rumors: Ilya Kovalchuk edition

It’s been rumored for a few years now that former Devils star, Ilya Kovalchuk will return to the NHL. Ever since the 2012 NHL lockout, Ilya Kovalchuk has been with SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL in Russia. Now it appears that the NHL return rumors seem more possible everyday. He left 12 years and $77 million on his contract with the Devils to claim retirement from the NHL. If...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Two players the New Jersey Devils should consider with the No. 1 overall pick

With the 55th annual NHL Entry Draft approaching in a couple of weeks, the Devils have some decisions to make. After winning the lottery, the Devils were granted the No. 1 overall pick. The Devils were one of the worst teams in the NHL last season, and clearly need to add some talent to their roster. The Devils only scored 183 goals last season, which was the lowest goal total in...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Savard wants the NHL to give out big suspensions for any kind of hits to the head

Marc Savard’s career came to an abrupt end back in 2011 after suffering a series of concussions. Since that time, his life has been difficult ride as he struggled to deal with the lingering effects from those concussions while also coming to grips with the fact his career had ended.More recently, Savard has settled down, enjoyed his time with family and become an advocate for improved player...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall says it was “nice to finally see” the Edmonton Oilers eliminated

Taylor Hall started a new chapter with the New Jersey Devils last summer when the Edmonton Oilers traded him away in a one-for-one swap for Adam Larsson. Though Hall has been trying to turn the page on his past, he’s clearly still aware of what the Oilers are up to and may have been a bit happy to see his old team finally knocked out of the playoffs.The main quote from Hall comes...
Via The Comeback
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils fire trail-blazing radio analyst Sherry Ross

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 NJ.com, the Devils did not comment on Ross’ firing. Ross herself seemed to take the news graciously...
Via Awful Announcing
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

The Fall of the New Jersey Devils

In 2012 the Nets moved their franchise from New Jersey to Brooklyn, leaving the Devils as the only professional sports team remaining in the state. Yes, the Red Bulls, Jets, and Giants all play home games in the state of New Jersey, but they still own the title of a New York sports team. In that same year the Devils became “Jersey’s team,” they were on the top of the world...
Via isportsweb.com
May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/5: For over 100 years, perfection endures

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting to see if there is enough money in our allowance for for some very expensive sneakers.Happy birthday today to P. J. Tucker, DerMarr Johnson, Tiffany Roberts, Johan Hedberg, Ziggy Palffy and Harold Miner. On this...
Via Yardbarker
May 05, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Devils are done, Corey Schneider and John Hynes explain why

New Jersey Devils goalie Corey Schneider and head coach John Hynes recap the team's disappointing 2016-17 season and look forward to next year.
Via SNY
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils mascot ambushes employees with elevator prank

April Fools’ Day jokes and pranks are usually pretty lame and at best get an eye roll from those who watch them. Thankfully, the New Jersey Devils and their mascot added a bit of fun on a tiresome day by scaring the heck out of their employees early in the morning.The Devils employees boarded an elevator as they would on any other normal morning. This time there was one little...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/29: Free hats (Caps fans only)

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while taking up sculpting on the side.A happy birthday today to Walt Frazier, Earl Campbell, Jennifer Capriati and Maxim Lapierre. On this date in 1989 Sergei Priakin became the first Soviet player allowed to play in the NHL...
Via Yardbarker
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss
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