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A group for all Utica Comets-related posts.

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.

A Very Early Look at the 2023 New Jersey Devils Free Agents

The New Jersey Devils have plenty of decisions to make in 2023 regarding their pending unrestricted and restricted free agents. From Jesper Bratt to Mason Geertsen, this post goes over all of them with initial takes on what the Devils should consider doing with them.

New Jersey Devils Utica Comets Prospect Update: What Happened to Nico Daws?

Nico Daws was a rare bright spot in a disastrous season in goal last year for the Devils. This post updates on Daws and what else is going on in Utica.

New Jersey Devils European Prospects Update: Topias Vilen Getting Noticed

After scoring zero goals last season, former fifth round pick Topias Vilen is now amongst the goal-scoring leaders for a defenseman in the SM-Liiga. This posts spotlights Vilen’s encouraging development and provides updates on the other Devils prospects playing in Europe.

New Jersey Devils Canadian Juniors Prospect Update: Breaking Down Chase Stillman’s Four Goal Night

Stillman recently turned heads with a four goal (five point) performance against Mississauga. Has the pesky forward turned a corner? This post goes over Stillman’s big night and what his future may hold and provides updates on the other Devils prospects in the CHL.

New Jersey Devils NCAA Prospect Update: Comparing Luke Hughes

Just how good is Luke Hughes? This post shows how well the Devils 4th overall pick compares to former NCAA defensemen now playing in the NHL and provides updates on other Devils collegiate prospects including outstanding freshman Seamus Casey.

New Jersey Devils AHL Update: Nemec Settling In

2nd Overall pick Simon Nemec represents the future of the Devils blueline. This post spotlights Nemec’s adjustment to North America and provides updates on the other Devils prospects playing for Utica.

Devils European Prospect Update: Bardakov Rising

Zakhar Bardakov seems to be picking up where he left off before his injury. This post spotlights Bardakov, provides updates on the other Devils European prospects and introduces you, the People Who Matter, to your new prospect writer — me.

Nemec Demoted, Bahl Recalled, & Andy Greene Signed to Retire as New Jersey Devil

The New Jersey Devils made two defenseman-related announcements this morning. First, a transaction to send Simon Nemec down and call up Kevin Bahl. Second, an announcement of Andy Greene signing a one-day contract to retire as a New Jersey Devil.

Geertsen & Bahl Demoted, Nemec Kept, & IR Used by New Jersey Devils to Set 23-Man Roster

All NHL teams had to be roster and salary cap compliant by 5 PM ET today. The New Jersey Devils made their final moves from camp to meet this deadline. Read on to see who is on the roster, what’s surprising, and what’s not.

Andreas Johnsson Waived; New Jersey Devils Roster Down to 27 Players

Today, the New Jersey Devils placed Andreas Johnsson on waivers. They also placed Brian Pinho and demoted 8 other players, leaving the Devils with 27 players in camp. This post goes over the cuts made so far, Johnsson on waivers, and who is left to be potentially cut.

Thoughts Ahead of the 2022-23 Utica Comets Season

The Utica Comets 2022-23 season in the American Hockey League is just a few weeks away. In today’s post, I’ll post some quick thoughts about the team as they look to build upon a successful 2021-22 campaign.

Simon Nemec: Let Him Ride or Let His Contract Slide?

One of the decisions the New Jersey Devils will make in preseason is what to do with defenseman Simon Nemec. He is on an entry level contract and so he can play for New Jersey. Would it be better for him to play in Utica and let his ELC slide? This post discusses that decision in detail.

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.