NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed Swedish forward Jesper Boqvist to a three-year, entry-level contract.
General manager Ray Shero on Monday announced the signing of the...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed forwards Fabian Zetterlund and Mikhail Maltsev to three-year, entry-level contracts.
General manager Ray Shero announced the signings...
Devils sign goalie Senn to 2-year, entry-level contract
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed goaltender Gilles Senn to a two-year, entry-level contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the signing of the fifth-round pick in...
Devils draw top pick in NHL draft lottery
TORONTO (AP) — Devils general manager Ray Shero has made it clear his team needs to accumulate more talent.
The luck of the draw helped New Jersey take a huge step in that direction...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have given executive vice president/general manager Ray Shero a new multi-year contract despite a disappointing season that saw the team finish with the...
Devils’ Taylor Hall has knee surgery; rest of season unclear
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NHL MVP Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, but it's unclear if the left wing will play again this season.
Devils trade Kinkaid to Blue Jackets for 5th-round pick
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils cleared the way for goaltending prospect Mackenzie Blackwood to rejoin the team by trading goaltender Keith Kinkaid to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a...
Devils coach John Hynes gets multiyear contract extension
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey coach John Hynes received a multiyear contract extension, a reward for making the playoffs last season for the first time since the Devils reached the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.
The team announced the deal Thursday, saying Hynes' leadership was instrumental in building a culture and system for the development of the players. Contract terms were not immediately available.
New Jersey Devils looking for more than playoffs this year
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Getting to the playoffs isn't going to be good enough for the New Jersey Devils this season. The goals are now higher.
Coming off their worst season in nearly 30 years, the Devils shocked the NHL last year by returning to the postseason for the first time since 2011-12.
Devils sign Miles Wood to 4-year contract, $11 million deal
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Miles Wood to a four-year, $11 million contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Saturday. Wood will earn $2.5 million annually in the first three years of the contract and $3.5 millon in 2021-22.
Devils sign 1st-round pick Ty Smith to 3-year contract
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed first-round draft pick Ty Smith to a three-year, entry-level contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Monday of the defenseman who was the 17th overall pick in the recent draft.
Devils re-sign defenseman Steven Santini to 3-year deal
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Steven Santini to a three-year, $4.25 million contract.
General manager Ray Shero said Tuesday that Santini will earn $1.1 million this season, $1.5 million the next and $1.65 million in 2020-21.
Santini split last season between New Jersey and Binghamton of the AHL. He had two goals and eight assists in 36 games in New Jersey. The Devils were 21-8-7 with him in the lineup.
New Jersey Devils sign F Kevin Rooney to 2-year contract
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Kevin Rooney to a two-year contract.
General Manager Ray Shero announced the contract Monday. He says the first year will be a two-way deal in which Rooney will earn $700,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level, with $70,000 guaranteed. The second year is worth $700,000 at the NHL level.
Devils hire Mark Dennehy as Binghamton AHL coach
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have chosen Mark Dennehy as the coach of their top minor league affiliate.
Devils general manager Ray Shero said Wednesday that Dennehy will take over the job with the Binghamton Devils. The former Merrimack coach had accepted a position this summer in Wheeling (ECHL) as its head coach and director of hockey operations.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Wheeling officials gave the Devils permission to speak with the 50-year-old Dennehy.
Devils re-sign goalie Eddie Lack to 1-year contract
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed backup goaltender Eddie Lack to a one-year, $650,000 contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the contract Saturday for Lack, who has played in 144 NHL games for four teams.
The 30-year-old Lack was acquired by New Jersey from Calgary in December 2017 for defenseman Dalton Prout.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have hired former Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher as a senior adviser for management and hockey operations.
Devils executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero says Fletcher will help him and assist in hockey operations, including scouting. Fletcher previously worked under Shero for three years as assistant general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006-2009. The team won the Stanley Cup in 2009.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed Russian defenseman Egor Yakovlev to a one-year, entry-level contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the move Monday.
Yakovlev has spent the past six seasons in the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He had five goals and four assists in 35 games this past season with St. Petersburg.
Sidney Crosby saw Jakub Voracek's glove on the ice and wasn't going to let his opponent pick it up easily.
Crosby pushed the glove away with his stick and reignited a melee in a good, old-fashioned Pittsburgh-Philadelphia playoff game that featured three fights, way more scrums and 158 penalty minutes. When Crosby was asked afterward why he did it, the Penguins captain responded: "I don't like them. I don't like any guy on their team."
Devils rebound from worst season in nearly 30 years
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The worst season in nearly three decades is just a recent memory, and so is the five-year drought.
The New Jersey Devils are back in the playoffs, and again in the hunt for the Stanley Cup. It's like old times.
The Devils completed a remarkable comeback season by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Thursday night to clinch their first postseason berth since making it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2012.
Taylor Hall had just scored two more goals in another big New Jersey Devils victory when his general manager asked him a simple question.
"I said, 'Taylor, what'd you get tonight?'" Ray Shero recalled. "He goes, 'We got two points is what we got.' He had a smile on his face. And I knew he was not going to say two goals. I knew it. We got two points."
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Bill Zito has been selected as the general manager for the United States men's national hockey team.
Zito is assistant general manager for the Columbus Blue Jackets. USA Hockey announced the appointment Friday, a little over a month before the world hockey championships
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Brett Seney to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Devils general manager Ray Shero announced Friday that the contract will begin with the 2018-19 season.
Seney was taken in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL draft. He will sign an AHL amateur tryout agreement on Saturday and report to Binghamton.
Vernon Fiddler announces retirement after 877 games in NHL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams.
Fiddler announced his decision Wednesday in a story for The Players Tribune .
Devils sign defenseman Damon Severson to 6-year contract
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Being an unrestricted free agent without arbitration rights, defenseman Damon Severson was hoping to get contract from the New Jersey Devils that would carry him over for a couple of years.
The Devils instead gave the 23-year-old Severson a vote of confidence, signing him to a six-year, $25 million contract that will keep him with the team through the 2022-23 season.
Devils sign Stafford to $800,000, 1-year deal
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed veteran winger Drew Stafford to a one-year deal worth $800,000.
General manager Ray Shero announced the contract Friday, less than a month before the start of training camp.
Stafford, 31, had eight goals and 13 assists last season with Winnipeg and Boston. The Jets traded him to the Bruins at the deadline and had two goals in six playoff games.
New Jersey Devils re-sign 5 forwards
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Devils have re-signed Stefan Noesen and four other forwards who spent most of last season with New Jersey's top minor-league franchise in Albany, New York.
General manager Ray Shero announced the signings of Noesen, Blake Coleman, Blake Pietila, Kevin Rooney and Ben Thomson on Wednesday.
Devils re-sign RFAs Mueller, Blandisi and Wedgewood
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Mirco Mueller, forward Joseph Blandisi and goaltender Scott Wedgewood.
Mueller got a two-year deal worth an average of $850,000 a season, Blandisi a two-year, two-way deal worth an average of $680,000 in the NHL, and Wedgewood a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000 in the NHL. General manager Ray Shero announced the contracts Tuesday.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — As the Washington Capitals closed in on a big-money, long-term deal with Evgeny Kuznetsov, they explored ways to make sure they could afford it under the salary cap.
All eyes are on Ilya, too.
Though not a free agent, Ilya Kovalchuk has taken one step closer to returning to the NHL after spending the previous four seasons playing in his native Russia.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed backup goaltender Keith Kinkaid to a two-year contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the deal late Thursday, noting that Kinkaid will get $1.2 million this season and $1.3 million in 2018-19.
The soon-to-be 28-year-old Kinkaid set career highs with 26 games played, 23 games started, and 713 saves. He was 8-13-3 with one shutout, a 2.64 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As Nico Hischier is discovering, being taken No. 1 in the NHL Draft has its perks.
Since being selected by the New Jersey Devils with the top pick Friday night, Hischier has flown from Chicago to New Jersey, watched the New York Red Bulls play a MLS game and gone to a New York Yankees game.
Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights.
In the wake of Vegas' expansion draft, New Jersey is on the clock with the No. 1 pick of the amateur draft beginning Friday night at the United Center. The only other time the franchise had the first pick was in 1979, when the then-Colorado Rockies selected Rob Ramage.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the NHL draft a week away, the New Jersey Devils are still holding the No. 1 pick and getting ready to use it.
Executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero said the team has gotten a couple of calls from teams asking what it would take to get the top pick in next Friday's draft, but the choice still resides in New Jersey. Shero isn't shedding any light on whose name will be called if the Devils make the selection at the United Center in Chicago.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Viktor Loov to a one-year, two-way contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the deal on Tuesday, noting the deal is worth $650,000 at the NHL level.
New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero is on the verge of landing yet another asset in his team's rebuilding plan: Ilya Kovalchuk.
Shero confirmed on Tuesday that Kovalchuk would like to return to the NHL next season, four years after the former No. 1 draft pick bolted to play in his native Russia. With the Devils still owning Kovalchuk's rights, Shero said he's keeping all options open after having preliminary discussions with the player's agent.
A few weeks after the New Jersey Devils closed their worst season in nearly 30 years, general manager Ray Shero has something to smile about.
"We finally won something," Shero told The Associated Press by phone shortly after the Devils won the NHL draft lottery on Saturday. "It's the first piece of great news the Devils have had for a while to be honest."
Devils sign Russian defenseman to 2-year contract
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed Russian defenseman Yaroslav Dyblenko to a two-year, entry-level contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Thursday.
The 23-year-old Dyblenko spent the past five seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League. He played the last two seasons with Moscow Spartak. The left-handed shooting defenseman has 12 goals and 27 assists in 180 KHL games.
McPhee’s Caps tenure no hint to NHL on Vegas expansion draft
Now that they have a name, the Vegas Golden Knights have to put a team on the ice.
The newly named franchise will get its first 30 players through the expansion draft in June, and Vegas general manager George McPhee and colleagues around the NHL are already deep in preparations and mock-ups.
Even though McPhee ran the Washington Capitals for 17 seasons, GMs around the NHL don't have any clue how he'll piece together the Golden Knights.
From Andrew Gross' "Fire & Ice" blog:
NEWARK - The Devils have settled on a backup goalie after a tight training camp battle between last season’s incumbent, Keith Kinkaid, and Scott Wedgewood, a third-round pick in 2010 who showed plenty of promise – and lateral speed.
Devils sign 2016 first-round pick McLeod to 3-year deal
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils say they have signed forward Michael McLeod to a three-year contract after making him their top pick in the 2016 draft.
General Manager Ray Shero said the deal was signed Friday.
McLeod scored 21 goals and had 40 assists in 57 games with Mississauga of the OHL in 2015-16. As a rookie, he had 12 goals and 17 assists in 63 games.
Devils sign defenseman Kyle Quincey to 1-year contract
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed veteran defenseman Kyle Quincey to a $1.25 million contract for the upcoming season.
Executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero announced the agreement Wednesday.
The 31-year-old Quincey is entering his ninth full NHL season after spending the last four-plus seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He came to Detroit from Colorado, via Tampa Bay, when he was traded twice on Feb. 21, 2012.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Reece Scarlett to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level.
General manager Ray Shero announced the signing of the restricted free agent on Monday.
Scarlett played last season with Albany (AHL), getting four goals and 22 assists in 60 games. He also played in 10 playoff games.
The 23-year-old has played with the organization for the past three seasons, appearing in 165...
Just two days after he filed for arbitration, Devils' leading scorer Kyle Palmieri agreed to a five-year deal worth $23.25 million on Thursday.
The new deal carries an average annual value (salary cap figure) of $4.65 million.
Palmieri, 25, of Montvale, notched career highs with 30 goals and 27 assists in his first season with the Devils after being acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.
The season-by-season breakdown of the right wing's deal is as follows:...