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Ilya Kovalchuk Interested In Returning To NHL

May 9, 2017 2:35 PM

Former scoring star Ilya Kovalchuk, who retired from the NHL in 2013 to play in Russia, wants to come back to the league, his agent told New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero.

Jay Grossman, the agent for Kovalchuk, has said his client is open to returning to the NHL. Kovalchuk is on the NHL's voluntary retirement list, meaning he could only sign with the Devils, but can't sign until July 1.

"Ilya asked me to make his intention to explore the options to return to the NHL known to Ray Shero, which has been done," Grossman said in an e-mail to The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey.

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Devils Win NHL Draft Lottery; Vegas Golden Knights To Pick 6th

Apr 30, 2017 1:33 PM

A few weeks after the New Jersey Devils closed their worst season in nearly 30 years, GM Ray Shero has something to smile about.

"We finally won something,'' Shero told The Associated Press by phone shortly after the Devils won the NHL draft lottery on Saturday. "It's the first piece of great news the Devils have had for a while to be honest.''

Given only an 8.5 percent chance of winning, the Devils bucked the odds by vaulting four teams including the last-place Colorado Avalanche and expansion Vegas Golden Knights for the right to the first pick in the draft.

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Patrik Elias Retires After 23 Years

Mar 31, 2017 8:58 PM

Patrik Elias has announced his retirement from the NHL.

"Time flies. Some great years, successful years," Elias said in a video on the team's website. "Some rough years, but it all brought us here.

"It's a long relationship. I've been here 23 years so this has been my second home. ... You hear it on a nightly basis, not just here around the rink, but in the towns, in New Jersey and anywhere you go, you still get recognized. That tells you how much you meant to [the fans], and obviously they meant a tremendous amount to me to have their support."

A two-time Stanley Cup winner (2000, 2003), Elias hasn't played since the final three games of the 2015-16 season due to a knee injury.

Elias was drafted in the second round in 1994 by the Devils.

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Jackets Return To Playoffs For Third Time

Mar 20, 2017 2:20 AM

Making the playoffs for the third time in franchise history is just the first step for the Blue Jackets.

There's much more serious work ahead for coach John Tortorella and his team in the next few weeks.

Lukas Sedlak and Brandon Dubinsky scored on penalty shots and the Blue Jackets returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2014 with a 4-1 victory over the Devils on Sunday.

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Leafs Acquire Sergey Kalinin From Devils

Feb 18, 2017 5:31 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has acquired forward Sergey Kalinin from the Devils in exchange for defenceman Viktor Loov. Kalinin will report to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

Kalinin, 25, has skated in 43 regular season games with the Devils this season, collecting four points (two goals, two assists). In 121 career NHL games over the last two seasons, he has registered 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) and 48 penalty minutes.

Loov, 24, appeared in 41 games with the Toronto Marlies this season, registering six points. Loov has skated in four career NHL games and is a former 7th round draft pick (2012) of the Maple Leafs.

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Martin Havlat Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Feb 9, 2017 1:43 AM

Martin Havlat has announced his retirement after putting up 594 points in 790 NHL games over 14 seasons.

Nicknamed "Mach 9" for his skating prowess, Havlat played for the Senators, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks, Devils and Blues. The 35-year-old announced his retirement on Wednesday through the NHL Players' Association.

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Roberto Luongo Records 448th NHL Career Win

Jan 10, 2017 1:57 AM

Roberto Luongo didn't get too excited after his latest shutout and historic victory. He is more concerned with getting the Florida Panthers back in the Stanley Cup playoff race.

Luongo made 28 saves for his 448th career win to pass Terry Sawchuk for fifth place in NHL history, leading the Panthers to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.

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Devils Dedicate Statue To Martin Brodeur

Oct 23, 2016 11:26 AM

The New Jersey Devils have dedicated a statue outside Prudential Arena to longtime goaltender Martin Brodeur.

The 44-year-old Brodeur was honored prior to the Devils' game against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Brodeur led the Devils to three Stanley Cups and set NHL records for games played (1,266), wins (691) and shutouts (125). The 10-time All-Star won the Vezina Trophy four times during his 21 seasons with the Devils, and he was a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

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Devils Claim Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau Off Waivers From Isles

Oct 11, 2016 5:26 PM

Veteran forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau was claimed by the New Jersey Devils in one of five waiver-related moves NHL teams made Tuesday, a day before the season opens.

The two-time 20-goal scorer was claimed after being waived by the New York Islanders. New Jersey freed up roster space by placing defenseman Seth Helgeson on waivers.

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Scott Gomez Retiring From NHL After 16 Seasons

Sep 2, 2016 11:58 AM

Scott Gomez is retiring from the NHL after 16 seasons.

"This has been my life,'' he told the newspaper. "It's so weird to think I'm never going to play hockey again.

"People say, 'You'll find something.' But saying that, there will never be that feeling again, of even playing a preseason NHL game. You're playing at the highest level there is.

"But I'm done. I'm done.''

Gomez, 36, was released by the St. Louis Blues last December, finishing his final season with one goal and eight assists.

He began his career with the New Jersey Devils, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1999-2000 as the NHL's top rookie. He won two Stanley Cups in his first three seasons with the Devils.

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Agent: Jimmy Vesey Meets With Seven Teams
NHL prospect Jimmy Vesey is the reigning winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top men's college hockey player.

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Devils Re-Sign Kyle Palmieri To Five-Year Deal
Kyle Palmieri scored 30 goals in 82 games with the Devils last season.

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Devils Trade Larsson To Oilers For Hall
The trade to the Devils caught Taylor Hall off guard.

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Devils Acquire Marc Savard From Panthers
Marc Savard has not played since the 2010-11 NHL season because of concussion-related issues.

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John Hynes To Coach USA National Team
The Men's World Championship will be held next month in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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Cory Schneider Hopes To Play On Thursday
The Devils are seven points out of a playoff spot with six games to play.

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Blues Invite Havlat, Zubrus To Try Out
Both Martin Havlat and Dainius Zubrus played for the Devils last season.

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NHL Fines Jordin Tootoo For Tripping Seth Jones
The NHL has fined Jordin Tootoo more than $2,200 for a dangerous trip in a game against the Predators on Tuesday.

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Isles, Steve Bernier Agree To One-Year Deal
Steve Bernier scored 16 goals for the New Jersey Devils last season.

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Devils Sign Jiri Tlusty To One-Year Deal
Jiri Tlusty scored 14 goals in 72 games last season with Carolina and Winnipeg.

David Schiemko Signs One-Year Deal With Devils
David Schiemko has played in 231 NHL games with nine goals and 41 assists.

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Nicklas Backstrom May Miss Season Opener
Nicklas Backstrom skated with some teammates during drills on Thursday.

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Bryce Salvador Retires After 14 NHL Seasons
Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador missed all but 15 games last season with a back injury.

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Blues Invite Scott Gomez To Camp For Tryout
Scott Gomez, 35, had seven goals and 27 assists, in 58 games with the Devils last season.

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Leafs Hire Jacques Lemaire As Special Assignment Coach
Jacques Lemaire has spent the last six seasons with the Devils organization.

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Devils Sign First-Round Pick Pavel Zacha
Pavel Zacha signed a three-year, $2.78M deal with the Devils on Tuesday.

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Devils Place Dainius Zubrus On Waivers
If Dainius Zubrus clears waivers, the Devils are expected to buy out the remaining year of his contract.

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Leafs Name Lou Lamoriello New GM
Lou Lamoriello has spent the last 28 years in the New Jersey Devils organization.

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Ducks Send Kyle Palmieri To Devils For 2015, 2016 Draft Picks
Kyle Palmieri has appeared in 198 games for the Ducks, collecting 89 points.

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Devils Hire John Hynes As New Coach
John Hynes becomes the youngest coach in the NHL at 40 years old.

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