New Jersey Devils Wiretap

Devils Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Nico Hischier

Jul 15, 2017 7:24 PM

The New Jersey Devils have signed No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract for salary and performance bonuses.

The Devils said Saturday that Hischier will have an average salary of $925,000.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Signing

Ilya Kovalchuk To Remain In KHL Next Season

Jul 5, 2017 12:31 AM

Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to remain in the Kontinental Hockey League next season rather than pursue a return to the NHL, agent Jay Grossman told multiple media outlets.

Kovalchuk retired from the NHL in July 2013 -- just three years into his 15-year, $100 million contract with the New Jersey Devils -- to play in his native Russia. But Grossman told Devils general manager Ray Shero in May that his client was open to an NHL return.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor

Devils Take Hischier; Flyers Grab Patrick, Vegas Selects Glass

Jun 23, 2017 7:29 PM

Cody Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday night, going No. 6 overall as part of a parade of forwards at the top of the NHL draft. The 18-year-old Canadian center had 32 goals and 62 assists in 69 games last season for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.

"I didn't really see that as a hockey place when I went there, but now, with the new team and the fans and season tickets sold out, I think hockey will be unbelievable," Glass said. "Just being there and walking down the Strip, it's something that's really nice. You don't see too much of that in Winnipeg."

The first NHL draft in Chicago began with another 18-year-old forward, with Swiss center Nico Hischier going No. 1 overall to the New Jersey Devils. The Philadelphia Flyers then grabbed Nolan Patrick at No. 2.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Vegas, Draft, Misc Rumor

Devils Acquire Mirco Mueller From Sharks

Jun 17, 2017 7:37 PM

The New Jersey Devils have acquired defenseman Mirco Mueller from the San Jose Sharks.

San Jose got a second-round pick, 49th overall, and a fourth-round pick, 123rd overall. The Sharks also sent their fifth-round pick, 143rd overall, to the Devils.

The teams completed the deal just before the NHL's trade freeze for the Vegas expansion draft.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor

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.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Vegas, Draft, Misc Rumor

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.


Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor

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.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, New Jersey Devils, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Misc Rumor

Roberto Luongo Records 448th NHL Career Win
Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in the Panthers 3-0 win over the Devils on Monday night.

Devils Dedicate Statue To Martin Brodeur
Martin Brodeur led the Devils to three Stanley Cups and set NHL records for games played (1,266), wins (691) and shutouts (125).


Devils Claim Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau Off Waivers From Isles
The Devils also placed defenseman Seth Helgeson on waivers Tuesday.

Scott Gomez Retiring From NHL After 16 Seasons
Scott Gomez was released by the Blues last December, finishing his final season with one goal and eight assists.


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.