We already knew the date for the night Patrik Elias would see his jersey raised to the Prudential Center rafters, and today the New Jersey Devils have announced the promotion night schedule for the upcoming season. With an inaugural WWE Night among the highlights joining Patrik Elias’ Number Retirement and a 3rd Star Wars Night.
11/7 - Devils Opening Night..... at 2pm against the Colorado Avalanche. Starting at 11am there will be a red carpet event for coach and player arrivals and the first 9,000 fans to get into the arena will get a Devils 35th Anniversary Patch courtesy of Prudential in honour of the team's historic run in New Jersey.
11/9 - WWE Night on November 9th against the Edmonton Oilers. Fans attending the game will get a chance to meet WWE superstars around the concourse, as well as musical tributes and a video moment paying tribute to former and current WWE superstars. There will be a special ticket packages and a WWE-Devils t-shirt available.
11/11 - November 11th vs the Florida Panthers will be Military Appreciation Night. On a day that we honour the amazing men and women who serve their country. The Devils will wear military-themed warm up jerseys to be auctioned to raise money for military charities. Throughout the evening tributes and recognition will made to local retired and current military personnel.
11/24 - Hockey Fights Cancer Night will be held on November 24th vs the Vancouver Canucks. There will be activities pregame, in-game and on the concourse. Plus, Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise will be on sale and Devils players will wear purple warm-up jerseys to be auctioned to raise money for cancer research and the Valerie Fund.
12/8 - Star Wars Night takes place when the Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Prudential Center. Star Wars characters will be on the concourse as well as in-game music and graphics. Like WWE night there will be special ticket packages and a Star Wars Devils t-shirt.
12/29 - The Buffalo Sabres are in town for a Martin Brodeur Commemorative Stick giveaway. Courtesy of RWJBarnabas Health.
1/13 - A Glenn “Chico” Resch Commemorative Stick giveaway courtesy of MSG Networks when the Philadelphia Flyers visit.
1/25 - Rock The Rock Night. All night the Devils will celebrate rock. Presented by the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center, opening October 20th. A special Devils Rock t-shirt and ticket packages will be available.
2/1 - The Devils start February, and Hockey Is For Everyone month, off with the Flyers in town and Pride Night. Devils Pride t-shirts will be on sale with proceeds going to LGBTQ non-profit organisations.
2/11 - The Boston Bruins come to Newark for Kyle Palmieri mini-bobblehead giveaway night.
3/4 - The first ever visit of the Vegas Golden Knights will feature a Brian Boyle mini-bobblehead giveaway.
3/24 - Marcus Johansson mini-bobblehead giveaway as the Tampa Bay Lightning visit.