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A group for all Utica Comets-related posts.

The Waiver Exempt New Jersey Devils Players for the 2022-23 Season

Preseason is the perfect time to be aware of which New Jersey Devils players are exempt from waivers for the upcoming season. This post goes into who they are, how much time and games are left on their exemption, and who has the pressure to perform in camp because of it.

The 56 Players at the 2022 New Jersey Devils Training Camp

This morning, the New Jersey Devils announced their 56-player roster for their 2022 training camp. This post goes over who is in, who is expected to make the New Jersey Devils, who cannot, and everyone else.

Thomas Hickey & Zach Senyshyn to Try Out for the New Jersey Devils in 2022 Training Camp

Former New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey and former Boston Bruin draft pick Zach Senyshyn will join the New Jersey Devils training camp this year on PTO deals. This post goes over both players and what’s at stake for both.

New Jersey Devils Announce 28-Man Rookie Camp & Prospect Challenge Roster

Rookies have reported in for the New Jersey Devils this year. With the 2022 Prospect Challenge starting on Friday, the Devils announced a 28-man roster with 4 goalies, 9 defensemen, and 15 forwards. Learn who is among them and who may be unfamiliar to you in this post.

Establishing Depth is a Goal for the 2022 New Jersey Devils Rookie Camp

Rookie camp will begin for the New Jersey Devils this Tuesday and the Prospect Challenge games will start on Friday. Why is there a rookie camp? This post points out why: to help establish depth beyond the 23-man roster.

The 2022 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Outsiders from #49 to #26

As the offseason begins to close, it is time to reveal the order of the 2022 All About the Jersey Top 25 New Jersey Devils players Under 25 list. The reveal begins with the 24 players who did not make the list this year - The Outsiders.

Sarge Promoted: Sergei Brylin Added as Assistant Coach of New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils completed their coaching staff for the 2022-23 season by adding Sergei Brylin as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils. This post goes over what Sarge is expected to do and summarizes he has done for the team since 1993.

Fabian Zetterlund Re-Signs with the New Jersey Devils for 1 Season, $750,000

The last RFA for the New Jersey Devils to sign this season has been signed. The Devils announced that winger Fabian Zetterlund has been re-signed for a one-season two-way contract. This post goes over the details and what Zetterlund’s situation going into this year’s camp.

New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Tyce Thompson for 2 Seasons, $1.525 Million

The New Jersey Devils will avoid one of their two player-filed arbitration hearings. The team announced that Tyce Thompson signed a two-season contract at the NHL minimum. This post is a quick reaction to the news for a player yet to have a full season in pro hockey.

The 2022 New Jersey Devils Development Camp Roster: Prospects, Comets, & Invites

Like many NHL teams, the New Jersey Devils are holding a development camp this week. They released their roster this afternoon and this post goes over the prospects, Utica Comets, notable people missing, and who the invited players are at this year’s camp.

The State of the Prospect Pool

Today’s post will take a look at the state of the New Jersey Devils’ prospect pool now that they added more talent in the 2022 NHL Draft.

A Look at the Probabilities for the New Jersey Devils Prospects

In today’s post, I’ll be taking a look at how the Devils’ prospects project via the Hockey Prospecting model and see which prospects have their stock going up.

Go Comets! The AAtJ Open Post for the 2022 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs

The New Jersey Devils’ AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, had a great season. They finished first in the North Division and will begin their playoffs today against Rochester in a best-of-five. This is the place for fans to discuss all things related to the Comets and the AHL playoffs.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 5/3/22

This past week saw Chase Stillman’s OHL season come to an end and the Utica Comets complete their regular season.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/26/22

This past week saw Chase Stillman play in the OHL playoffs, the seasons end for Eetu Pakkila and Jaromir Pytlik, and the Utica Comets gear up for the upcoming playoffs.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/12/22

This past week saw the season come to an end for Ethan Edwards and Luke Hughes, Artem Shaline and Cole Brady complete their transfers, and the Utica Comets clinch a playoff spot.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 4/5/22

This past week saw Ethan Edwards and Luke Hughes prepare for the Frozen Four, Nikola Pasic help his team avoid relegation, Jakub Malek play for his team in a championship final, and Tyce Thompson return for the Utica Comets.

The Devils Have the Makings of an Excellent Forward Group

The Devils may be a flawed team, but one thing that has gone well for them is the development of their young forwards. Not to mention standout seasons from multiple prospects. I explore that more in today’s post.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/29/22

This week’s update features a duo of Devils prospects heading to the Frozen Four, the singing of Brian Halonen from Michigan Tech, and Arseni Gritsyuk continuing to star in the playoffs for Avangard.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/22/22

This week’s update features Ethan Edwards and Luke Hughes clinching a top spot in the NCAA Tournament with Michigan as well as Arseni Gritsyuk, Nikola Pasic, and Jakub Malek putting up strong performances in their respective postseasons.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/15/22

This week’s update features the NCAA season coming to an end for a trio of Devils prospects, Jakub Malek suffering an injury in the Czech 2nd division playoffs, and Alexander Holtz continue to stand out for Utica.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 3/8/22

Last week saw Chase Stillman, Artem Shlaine, Luke Hughes, and Alexander Holtz all put up strong performances.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/28/22

This week’s updated saw Samu Salminen and Nikola Pasic have productive weeks while Jakub Malek earned his 3rd shutout of the season.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/22/22

This week’s update features Luke Hughes scoring a highlight reel goal for Michigan, Arseni Gritsyuk winning a Silver Medal in the Olympics, and Alexander Holtz continuing to score for Utica.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/15/22

This week’s update features great performances from Luke Hughes and Alexander Holtz as well as Arseni Gritsyuk making his Olympic debut.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 2/8/22

This week’s update features Case McCarthy returning for Boston University and playing in the Beanpot, Artem Shlaine having a big weekend for UConn, and Samu Salminen finally back in action with Jokerit U20.

Do the New Jersey Devils Actually Need to Learn How to Win?

In the wake of their third-period meltdown in Toronto last week, it was remarked that the New Jersey Devils were a team still "learning how to win." This long post goes over every player and coaching staff member to determine if they were Winners or if they need to "learn How to Win."

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/31/22

This week’s update features Ethan Edwards producing for Michigan, Jakub Malek continue to lead goaltenders in the Czech 2nd division, and the Utica Comets win 3 out of their 4 games.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/25/22

This week’s update features Chase Stillman heating up for Peterborough, Arseni Gritsyuk being named to Russia’s Olympic team, and the Utica Comets continuing to lead the AHL after picking up 2 more wins.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/18/22

This week’s update features Luke Hughes starring for Michigan, a duo of Devils prospects named to Russia’s preliminary Olympic roster, and Nate Schnarr continuing his breakout season with the Utica Comets.

A Very Early Look at the 2022 New Jersey Devils Pending Free Agents

As the New Jersey Devils are close to the second half of their season and trade deadline is a little over two months away, this post takes an early look at the pending free agents on the team from Jesper Bratt to Brian Flynn.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/11/22

This week’s update features Chase Stillman being traded in the OHL, Arseni Gritsyuk continuing to impress in the KHL, and Fabian Zetterlund and Nate Schnarr continuing to play well for the Utica Comets in the AHL.