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A group for all Utica Comets-related posts.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Is it Poulter time?

Two shutouts in four games seems like a dream to Devils fans, who have seen the team struggle in net for most of this season. Isaac Poulter has just done that. Is it time to give him a look? This post takes a deeper look at the Comets best goaltender this season.

New Jersey Devils European Prospect Update: The Gritsyuk Show

Gritsyuk is leading the pack in Europe. We check in on the scoring Russian winger and all of the Devils prospects developing overseas.

Utica Comets Update: Next Man Up Edition

With the Devils plagued by the injury bug, the Comets have also had to expand their lineup to let in some new faces to replace those called up to New Jersey. This post updates on everything Utica.

An Early Look at the 2024 New Jersey Devils Free Agents

The halfway mark of the 2023-24 season is imminent for the New Jersey Devils. With the trade deadline in less than two months, teams are looking at their rosters to determine what they need - including their offseason plans. This post looks at the many pending free agents of the Devils.

The Final Cuts Await for New Jersey Devils: Max Willman Signed; Five More to Go

With the New Jersey Devils perfect preseason in the past, the Devils are making cuts ahead of the regular season. They signed PTO Max Willman to a two-way deal and cut him along with five others. Five more cuts have to be made before the season.

The Week of Tougher Decisions: New Jersey Devils Camp Entering Final Week

The New Jersey Devils ended their first week of preseason with wins and 15 players cut from the roster. With 42 players left in camp, more and tougher decisions will need to be made in this coming week. This post goes over what those would be and guesses who could be cut at this rate.

The 2023 Training Camp Roster of the New Jersey Devils

Training camp has begun in earnest for the 32 NHL teams. As such, the New Jersey Devils announced a 57-man roster for their training camp. Between contract statuses and one PTO, 43 of them are eligible right now. Among them, up to 23 will be named. The competition for spots starts now.

The 2023 AATJ Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25: The Top Five

This week, we reveal the Top 5 of this year’s Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list. You know who the first two are; third place ended up being a tight race to call. Find out who ranked the highest between the writers and the readers.

The Waiver Exempt New Jersey Devils Players for the 2023-24 Season

As veterans are about to report to training camp and preseason beginning in just over a week, this is an annual look at the waiver exempt New Jersey Devils players for 2023-24. This covers what has to happen before a player has to go through waivers and what it means for the team.

New Jersey Devils Reveals 24-Man Roster for 2023 Prospect Challenge

Ahead of the 2023 Prospects Challenge, which begins Friday, the New Jersey Devils announced a 24-man roster for this year’s tourney. From Luke Hughes to Jace Isley, this post covers who is going and where each stand.

Keith Kinkaid Returns; New Jersey Devils Signed Kinkaid to a Two-Way, One Season Deal

Ahead of training camp opening for veterans, the New Jersey Devils signed a veteran goaltender. Keith Kinkaid returns to the organization for a two-way contract. This post covers his history as a whole and where he stands.

New Jersey Devils Preseason Success Doesn’t Mean Regular Season Success - As You Know

You probably know this, but preseason success does not necessarily mean regular season success. This has been known by design. This post shows how it is true by comparing preseason records of the New Jersey Devils and their AHL team’s regular season records since 2010.

The 2023 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The First Five Revealed from 25th to 21st

The first five reveals of the 2023 AATJ Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list are finally here. This post reveals which players took the last five spots in this year’s list and welcomes a few new faces to the Top 25.

The 2023 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The 17 Outsiders from #42 to #26

As the offseason begins to close, it is time to reveal the the results of the 2023 All About the Jersey Top 25 New Jersey Devils players Under 25 list as decided by the writers and the community. The reveal begins with the Outsiders, the 17 players who did not make the Top 25.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Defensive Logjam Building in Utica

With the signing of Cal Foote, the Devils will have plenty of options for call-ups on D this coming season.

How Many Actually Have Made it to the NHL from the Top 25 Devils Under 25 Lists

All About the Jersey has been putting together Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 lists since 2012. 153 different players have been ranked over the years. This post goes into how many of them have made it, given a definition of what making it means.

New Jersey Devils’ 2023 Training Camp Battles for the Defense

While training camp is over a month away, one can identify the pending battles for roster spots on the New Jersey Devils to start the 2023-24 season. This post goes over the battles on defense and speculates as to who makes it and where.

The Draft Rights & Contracts of New Jersey Devils Young Players as of the 2023 Offseason

When a team drafts a player, they draft their rights. However, those rights are mostly limited as the team eventually has to sign them or not. With the Top 25 Devils Under 25 poll ongoing, this post goes through the young players who are signed by the New Jersey Devils, who has rights that will expire, and who has rights that will not.

New Jersey Devils Sign Chris Tierney for a One Season Two-Way Contract at NHL Minimum

This morning, the New Jersey Devils added a depth center to their roster by signing Chris Tierney to a NHL minimum contract for a season. This post goes over his career so far and why the Devils needed a depth center.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: An early look at the 2023-24 Utica Comets

Between trades, signings, likely graduations and non-tendered offers, there was a lot of turnaround in Utica this summer. This post takes a look at the current roster and what’s still missing for the Comets.

Expiring New Jersey Devils Entry Level Contracts in 2024 Part 1: The Six in Utica

The New Jersey Devils will have eight players on entry level contracts that will end after the 2023-24 season. This post looks at the six in Utica to see what they have done and what could happen next for Nico Daws, Nolan Foote, Santeri Hatakka, Graeme Clarke, Brian Halonen, and Michael Vukojevic.

New Jersey Devils Signings for Utica: Erik Källgren, Justin Dowling, & Kyle Criscuolo

The New Jersey Devils made three signings for two-way contracts primarily for their AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets: goaltender Erik Källgren, center Justin Dowling, and center Kyle Criscuolo.

New Jersey Devils Qualified Kevin Bahl But Not Nathan Bastian, Michael McLeod, and Jesper Boqvist

Qualifying offers were due by 5 PM ET today. The New Jersey Devils only made one qualifying offer to Kevin Bahl, keeping him as a RFA. They did not qualify Nathan Bastian, Michael McLeod, and Jesper Boqvist along with a bunch of Utica Comets. This post is a reaction to the news.

Minor League Trade: New Jersey Devils Trade Reilly Walsh to Boston for Shane Bowers

This afternoon, the New Jersey Devils made a minor league trade with the Boston Bruins: Utica defenseman Reilly Walsh for Providence center Shane Bowers. This is a quick reaction post to the swap of AHLers who need new deals.

New Jersey Devils Prospects AHL Update: Comets Downed by Marlies

The Utica Comets season has ended. Topias Vilen makes his AHL debut. Chase Stillman plays for the OHL Championship. It’s been a busy postseason for Devils prospects.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Comets Tie Up Marlies; Gritsyuk Not Returning to Omsk?

The New Jersey Devils prospects continue into their respective postseasons. The Utica Comets tied up the Marlies in their series; Pelicans lost their finals; the Petes are playing; and Arseni Gritsyuk may be out at Omsk. Learn about what the prospects are doing in this weekly update.

New Jersey Devils AHL Update: Daws shuts the door as Utica advances in epic fashion

Last second heroics. Check. Overtime victories. Check. Excellent goaltending. Check. The Comets blow past Laval.

New Jersey Devils AHL Update: Comets Clinch

The AHL season has ended. Now the true test begins. This post covers the Utica Comets season and their position in the race for the Calder Cup.

New Jersey Devils CHL Prospect Update: Filmon Hits 40

Josh Filmon has scored his 40th goal in his draft one season. This post updates on Filmon and the other Devils CHL prospects.

Ten Devils Prospects Who Could Be Moved Before the Deadline

The trade deadline is nearly upon us. This week the New Jersey Devils Prospect Review looks at players who could be on the move.

New Jersey Devils CHL Prospect Update: Is Josh Filmon another late round gem?

After a double-hattrick, 2022 6th Round pick Josh Filmon is getting his share of looks in a WHL season dominated in the press by future superstar Connor Bedard. This post highlights Filmon’s breakout season and updates on the other Devils prospects in the CHL.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Year-End Review: Your New Jersey Devils All-Prospect Team

As we ring in a new year, we look look at the prospects in the Devils system and put together a team of them. For fun.