New Jersey Devils Wiretap

Devils Give Coach John Hynes Extension

Jan 4, 2019 2:31 AM

The New Jersey Devils have given head coach John Hynes a multiyear contract extension.

Hynes, 43, led the Devils to their first playoff appearance in five years last season, but they are struggling this season. With a 15-17-7 record, they're in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division.

Hynes' overall record since being hired in June 2015 is 125-122.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Signing

Hockey HOF Welcomes Memorable Class

Nov 13, 2018 12:44 PM

From the inspirational Willie O'Ree to the controversial Gary Bettman, the Hockey Hall of Fame inducted a memorable Class of 2018 on Monday night in Toronto.

It's a class that included former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, owner of a dozen NHL records and one of only two netminders to play over 1,000 NHL games; winger Martin St. Louis, an undrafted and undersized player who starred for the Tampa Bay Lightning and scored 1,033 points career points; Jayna Hefford, who won four Olympic gold medals with Team Canada; and Alexander Yakushev, a Russian scoring star who captured Olympic gold twice.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Brian Gionta Retires From NHL, Joins Sabres Front Office

Sep 24, 2018 4:56 PM

Forward Brian Gionta has announced his retirement from the NHL after 16 seasons.

Gionta, 39, is a former Canadiens and Sabres captain and two-time U.S. Olympian. He won a Stanley Cup with the Devils in 2003.

"Playing with my childhood team the Sabres was a highlight of my career," the western New York native said at a news conference Monday.

With his playing career over, Gionta said he's taking a role within the Sabres organization.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor

Devils Sign Miles Wood To Four-Year, $11M Deal

Sep 22, 2018 8:42 PM

The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Miles Wood to a four-year, $11 million contract.

General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Saturday. Wood will earn $2.5 million annually in the first three years of the contract and $3.5 millon in 2021-22.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Signing

Gary Bettman, Martin Brodeur, Willie O'Ree To Enter HOF

Jun 26, 2018 3:39 PM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, longtime New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur and Willie O'Ree, who broke the NHL's color barrier 60 years ago, are among the six-person 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class, the Hall announced on Tuesday.

Longtime NHL winger Martin St. Louis, Canadian women's player Jayna Hefford and Russian player Alexander Yakushev will also be inducted. The induction ceremony is in November, in Toronto.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Taylor Hall Wins Hart Trophy

Jun 21, 2018 3:47 PM

Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils edged Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche for the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night, winning the NHL MVP race by fewer than 100 points in the voting.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Ilya Kovalchuk Wants To Return To NHL

Mar 17, 2018 1:21 AM

Former NHL forward Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to the NHL this summer and play there for "several more years."

Kovulchuk, who is playing for SKA St. Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League, walked out on the New Jersey Devils in 2013 to return to Russia, where he has since won two KHL titles along with an Olympic gold medal last month in Pyeongchang.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Rangers Trade Michael Grabner To Devils For 2018 Draft Pick, Prospect

Feb 23, 2018 2:36 AM

The New York Rangers have traded leading scorer Michael Grabner to the New Jersey Devils.

New Jersey shipped defenseman prospect Yegor Rykov and a second-round pick in this year's draft to New York.

Tags: New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Brian Gionta Named USA Team Captain

Jan 3, 2018 2:00 AM

Although the NHL prohibited its players from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament, a number of familiar NHL names were announced for Team USA at the Winter Classic at Citi Field on Monday.

Former Canadiens and Sabres winger Brian Gionta, a 2006 U.S. Olympian, was named the team's captain. Many of his former NHL teammates were not allowed to appear on Olympic rosters after a financial dispute between the league and the International Olympic Committee resulted in an announcement in April that the NHL would not send players to the Winter Games for the first time since 1998.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Acquire Ryan Kujawinski From Devils

Dec 15, 2017 2:50 PM

Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forward Ryan Kujawinski from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Michael Latta.

Kujawinski has registered 1-1-2 and seven penalty minutes (PIM) in five games with the Binghamton Devils (AHL) this season. The 22-year-old native of Kirkland Lake, Ontario has totaled 13-22-35 and 65 PIM in 96 career AHL games. Kujawinski was originally drafted by the Devils in the third round (73rd overall) in the 2013 Entry Draft.

Latta has recorded 2-6-8 and 17 PIM in 20 games with the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) this season. The Coyotes signed Latta on July 4, 2017.

Press Release

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, New Jersey Devils, Official Trade

Auston Matthews Will Miss Fourth Straight Game
Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews continues to deal with an upper-body injury.

Coyotes Send Draft Pick To Devils For Scott Wedgewood
Goaltender Scott Wedgewood was originally drafted by the Devils in the third round of the 2010 Draft.

Press Release

Devils Place Cory Schneider On Injured Reserve
Cory Schneider is 4-1-0 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.

Damon Severson Signs Six-Year, $25M Deal With Devils
Damon Severson's new deal will keep him with the Devils through the 2022-23 NHL season.

Devils, Will Butcher Agree To Two-Year, $1.85M Deal
The New Jersey Devils sign college hockey's top player, Will Butcher, to a two-year contract.

Devils Sign Drew Stafford To One-Year Deal
Drew Stafford had eight goals and 13 assists last season with Winnipeg and Boston.

Devils Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Nico Hischier
Nico Hischier's three-year, entry-level deal will have an average salary of $925,000.

Ilya Kovalchuk To Remain In KHL Next Season
Ilya Kovalchuk retired from the NHL in July 2013 to play in his native Russia.

Devils Take Hischier; Flyers Grab Patrick, Vegas Selects Glass
Nico Hischier led Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rookies with 38 goals and 86 points for the Halfax Mooseheads.

Devils Acquire Mirco Mueller From Sharks
The Sharks receive two draft picks from the Devils, and San Jose sends their fifth-round pick to New Jersey.

Ilya Kovalchuk Interested In Returning To NHL
Ilya Kovalchuk is on the NHL's voluntary retirement list, and could only sign with the New Jersey Devils.

Devils Win NHL Draft Lottery; Vegas Golden Knights To Pick 6th
The New Jersey Devils vaulted over four teams for the right to the first pick in the NHL draft.

Patrik Elias Retires After 23 Years
Patrik Elias was drafted in the second round in 1994 by the Devils.


Jackets Return To Playoffs For Third Time
The Blue Jackets beat the Devils 4-1 on Sunday to return to the NHL Playoffs for the first time since 2014.

Leafs Acquire Sergey Kalinin From Devils
The Maple Leafs trade Viktor Loov to the Devils in exchange for Sergey Kalinin.

Martin Havlat Retires After 14 NHL Seasons
Martin Havlat put up 594 points in 790 NHL games over 14 seasons.

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.