About New Jersey Devils
The team was founded in 1974 as the Kansas City Scouts, it then moved to Colorado where they became the Colorado Huskies. The mediocre level of playing still continued and the franchise was relocated again. This time they settled for good and are now known as the New Jersey Devils.
It took the Devils five seasons to finally reach the playoffs but once they got in there it was hard not to see the team in postseason. The most successful period for the organisation was late nineties and early years of 2000 when the Devils captured three Stanley Cups between the years 1995 and 2003, reaching the final series two more times.
The franchise has 9 divisional titles to their name but it struggled in recent years recording only one trip to the playoffs in last five seasons. Since 2013 the team is a member of Metropolitan Division in Eastern Conference. Their all titles come from Atlantic Division.
The team colours are red, black and white and their mascot is well known due to mythical correlation with the Jersey Devil, N.J. Devil over 7foot tall devilish looking mascot.
The team’s head coach is John Hynes who is the youngest NHL head coach. He joined the Devils in 2015 after having a variety of coaching jobs at various levels including coaching the USA Hockey’ National team development program.
The franchise trust in Cory Schneider to be their goaltender. He joined the team via trade in 2013 after having few good developing seasons playing for the Canucks mainly as a back-up where he won in his first season William M. Jennings Trophy (goalies that allowed the fewest goals) supporting starting Canucks goaltender, Luongo.
The Devils’ captaincy lies with Andy Greene, 33-years old defenceman who spent all his NHL career with the franchise. His biggest success was at the AHL level but he has been a steady presence within the team since 2006.
Michael Cammalleri was signed to the team in 2015 to strengthen the offense as he plays on left wing. Cammalleri had played in NHL since 2002 for several teams it also included short stint in AHL where he was the leading goal scorer in season 2004-05.
The fans can’t miss Kyle Palmieri’s presence as the young right wingman who got traded to the Devils in 2015 is hungry to make an impact. He is known for potential as he played in NHL on short occasions, he just needs some time and consistency.
It’s almost the same with the franchise. The Devils need a bit more consistency on the roster and some time to merge together to start displaying their full potential.