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A group for all Devils news and quick reactions to news posts.

Eight New Jersey Devils Games to Be Aired on ESPN+ & Hulu; One on TNT

Earlier today, Disney and Turner released their NHL broadcast schedules for the 2021-22 season. For the New Jersey Devils, TNT will air one game and ESPN+ and Hulu have exclusive access to eight. This post reacts to the news.

New Jersey Devils Release Their 2021 Prospects Challenge Roster

Ahead of the 2021 Prospects Challenge game against Buffalo tomorrow, the New Jersey Devils announced their 2021 Prospects Challenge roster this morning. The 23-man roster features 13 Devils prospects, 5 AHL signed players, and 2 try out players.

New Jersey Devils Bring in Jimmy Vesey, Mark Jankowski, & Tyler Wotherspoon on Professional Try Out Deals

Ahead of rookie camp beginning tomorrow, the New Jersey Devils announced that Jimmy Vesey, Mark Jankowski, and Tyler Wotherspoon will be in training camp next week on a professional try-out deals. Learn more about each and their chances at making the team in this post.

NHL Players Can Participate at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

This morning, the NHL, NHLPA, and IIHF announced that NHL players can participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. This post reacts to the news, the memo sent to the players, a summary of the qualifying games, and includes an early preview of the event.

NHL & NHLPA Agree to New COVID-19 Protocols for 2021-22 Season

This evening, the NHL and NHLPA agreed to new COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-22 season. This post goes over the main points of those protocols, their impact, and touches briefly on New Jersey’s status.

New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Janne Kuokkanen to 2 Season, $3.65 Million Contract

This afternoon, the New Jersey Devils announced they have re-signed their last remaining RFA: left winger Janne Kuokkanen. This post goes into how Kuokkanen did last season and how this $3.65 million contract over 2 seasons is a good one.

New Jersey Devils Sign Tomas Tatar to Two Season, $9 Million Contract

The New Jersey Devils needed a top-six winger and signed one of the best out of free agency in Tomas Tatar. This post is a reaction to Tatar signing with the Devils for $9 million over two seasons and why he is a very, very good winger.

New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Yegor Sharangovich for Two Seasons at $4 Million

The New Jersey Devils announced that they have re-signed forward Yegor Sharangovich to a two-season contract worth $4 million. Sharangovich was a bright spot during a dismal 2021 season. This post reacts to what is a great deal.

New Jersey Devils Re-Signed Marian Studenic and A.J. Greer for One Season Each

Earlier this afternoon, the New Jersey Devils announced they re-signed right winger Marian Studenic and left winger A.J. Greer to one-season, two-way contracts each. This post reacts to both signings, their amounts, what little they did with New Jersey last season, and what is next for the Devils.

New Jersey Devils Signed Brian Flynn to One Season, Two Way Contract

The New Jersey Devils added another veteran likely for the Utica Comets in signing right winger Brian Flynn to a two-way contract for one season. This post goes over what Flynn has done in his career and touches on why a NHL deal was made.

New Jersey Devils Sign Dougie Hamilton to a Seven Season, $63 Million Contract

Dougie Hamilton was one of the biggest free agents on the market this year. The New Jersey Devils were able to sign the 28-year old right-sided defenseman to a 7 season contract worth $63 million. This post reacts to a huge deal that the Devils were right to make.

New Jersey Devils Signed Chase De Leo to One Season, Two Way Contract

The second signing of the day by the New Jersey Devils is intended more for the Utica Comets. The Devils signed 25-year old, six-season AHL veteran forward Chase De Leo to a one season, two-way contract. Learn a little more about De Leo with this post.

New Jersey Devils Sign Jonathan Bernier to Two Season, $8.25 Million Contract

The first announced free agent signing of the day by the New Jersey Devils is for goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The team confirmed he has been signed to a $8.25 million contract over two seasons. This post is a reaction to the signing and goes into what Bernier did in Detroit for the last two seasons.

New Jersey Devils Acquire and Sign Christian Jaros to a One Season, Two Way Contract

Ahead of qualifying offers being due, the New Jersey Devils traded Nick Merkley to the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Christian Jaros. The Devils then signed Jaros to a one-season contract. This post goes over Merkley, Jaros, and the deal of two depth players.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Zakhar Bardakov at 203rd Overall in the Seventh Round

The New Jersey Devils ended their 2021 NHL Draft class by taking their fifth European player of the day in Russian forward Zakhar Bardakov. Learn more about the large, physical, and nasty-capable forward double-overage pick with this post.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Viktor Hurtig at 164th Overall in the Sixth Round

The New Jersey Devils went back to Europe with their sixth round selection at the 2021 NHL Draft. At 164th overall, they selected the large right-handed defenseman Viktor Hurtig from Västerås IK’s junior team. Learn a little more about the future Växjö Laker in this post.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Topias Vilén at 129th Overall in the 5th Round

The New Jersey Devils picked first in the fifth round and made their second Finnish and defenseman pick of the 2021 NHL Draft with Topias Vilén of Pelicans. Learn more about the pick in this post.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Jakub Málek at 100th Overall in the Fourth Round

New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald continued the recent NHL Draft tradition of the Devils picking at least one goaltender. With the 100th overall pick, the Devils picked 19-year old Jakub Málek of VHK Vsetin, a Czech second league goalie. Learn a little more about him with this post.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Samu Salminen at 68th Overall in the Third Round

The New Jersey Devils selected Jokerit U-20 and Finnish U-18 national team center Samu Salminen at 68th overall in the third round. Learn more about the future Denver Pioneer and what he brings to the table with this post.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Chase Stillman at 29th Overall in the First Round

The New Jersey Devils kept the 29th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and selected right winger Chase Stillman. This post is a reaction to the pick of Cory Stillman’s son with some details on what his game actually is.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Luke Hughes at 4th Overall in the First Round

The New Jersey Devils selected United States National Team Development Program defenseman Luke Hughes at fourth overall. This post provides a summary of why this pick was a very good one for the Devils, why fans should be excited about Luke, and why it was somewhat expected.

Seattle Kraken Took Nathan Bastian from New Jersey Devils in Expansion Draft

The Seattle Kraken took right winger Nathan Bastian from the New Jersey Devils in the Expansion Draft. This post is a quick reaction to that previously leaked news and reacts to ESPN’s unimpressive return to broadcasting NHL events.

New Jersey Devils Trade Mikhail Maltsev & 2021 Second Round Pick to Colorado for Ryan Graves

This evening, the New Jersey Devils traded forward Mikhail Maltsev and their 2021 second round pick at 61st overall to the Colorado Avalanche for defenseman Ryan Graves. Learn why Colorado had to give up Graves, what Graves did last season, and what is next for the Devils ahead of Saturday’s due date for expansion protection lists.

New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Michael McLeod to Two Season, $1.95 Million Deal

The New Jersey Devils announced this morning that they have re-signed center Michael McLeod to a two-season deal nearly worth $2 million. This post reacts to the news and points out how his last season went.

New Jersey Devils Retain Colton White with a One Season, Two-Way Contract

The New Jersey Devils announced that they have re-signed defenseman Colton White to a one season, two-way contract. This post is a quick reaction that goes into why this is more news for Utica than New Jersey.

New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Jonas Siegenthaler to a 2-Season, $2.25 Million Contract

The New Jersey Devils announced this afternoon that they re-signed defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler to a two season contract worth $2.25 million. This post goes over why this is a fine contract for the defensive defenseman.

New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Scott Wedgewood to Two-Way Contract for 2021-22 Season

Scott Wedgewood has been retained for one more season on a two-way contract by the New Jersey Devils. This post is a quick reaction to the news and a brief explanation why it may be bad news for Evan Cormier.

Ty Smith Earned 2021 NHL All-Rookie Team Spot; Finished 7th in Calder Trophy Voting

New Jersey Devils defenseman Ty Smith was named to the 2021 NHL All-Rookie Team by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. He also finished seventh in Calder Trophy voting. This post quickly reacts to this news.

New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Nathan Bastian for 2 Seasons, $1.65 Million

The New Jersey Devils announced their first pending RFA to be re-signed this offseason. The team signed right winger Nathan Bastian to a two-season deal worth $1.65 million. This post goes into why it is a good signing for a perfectly fine fourth-liner.

New Jersey Devils & Utica Comets Signed 10 Year Affiliation Deal

In April, news came out that the New Jersey Devils ended their AHL affiliation with Binghamton. Today, the new affiliation deal was made official. The Devils will affiliate with the Utica Comets for the next 10 years starting next season.

New Jersey Devils Sign Alexander Holtz to Entry Level Contract for 2021-22

Just before noon, the New Jersey Devils announced that they have signed Alexander Holtz to an entry level contract. A contract that begins next season. This quick reaction post explains what that means and what happens next.

Sami Vatanen Claimed by Dallas; Dmitry Kulikov Traded to Edmonton for a Conditional Pick in 2022

Around noon today, two New Jersey Devils defensemen have become former New Jersey Devils defensemen. Sami Vatanen was claimed off waivers by Dallas and the Devils traded Dmitry Kulikov to Edmonton for a conditional fourth round pick in 2022. This post is a reaction to both.