Michael Gwizdala

Michael Gwizdala
Michael Gwizdala covers the New Jersey Devils for The Hockey Writers. Michael has also written for the Times Union and has been published on numerous outlets on the web. Additionally, Michael was once a Media Relations intern for the AHL Albany River Rats. Michael is also a graduate of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.


Recent Articles by Michael

The "fisherman" uniform was worn for only a short time, but it has been burned forever in the minds of hockey fans.

Awe Fish Sticks: Top New York Islanders Who Wore It

Once upon a time lived a fisherman. Legend has it he forgot to change the light bulb in the lighthouse and didn’t last very long. Save for his recent cameo […]

by · February 10, 2015 · 1 comment · New York Islanders
Patrik Elias has quietly added to his career totals setting personal marks this season. (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

New Jersey Devils Patrik Elias Hockey HOF?

There is no perfect metric or magic number which solidifies placement in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Just ask a player like Dave Andreychuk and his 640 goals. So while […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Robin Lehner was traded to Buffalo on Friday (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Senators and Devils Preview

Each team has made a shift in coaching. Both have seen legendary franchise players (Daniel Alfredsson and Martin Brodeur) hang up their skates. Now the Ottawa Senators and New Jersey […]

(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Martin Brodeur Memories By Season

Martin Brodeur is the Wayne Gretzky of goaltending. Like Gretzky, Brodeur’s name is sprawled out across the NHL record book. As the league went from standup to butterfly, at the […]

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New Jersey Devils Top 10 Meadowlands Memories

The New Jersey Devils never played at Izod Center. They did however play at the building when it was known as the Brendan Byrne Arena and later the Continental Airlines […]

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Not So Lucky Numbers

In the era of free agency, player movement and the salary cap, we’re accustomed to seeing players in different sweaters. Sometimes, even an oddball combination between player and team. A […]

by · January 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Patrik Elias has quietly added to his career totals setting personal marks this season. (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

New Jersey’s Elias Notches 1000th Point

He is the one who stayed. When other players have sought greener pastures or hopped across the Hudson River, he has remained in the Garden State. Since 1995, Patrik Elias […]

by · January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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Buffalo and New Jersey Hockey Connections

My favorite player for the New Jersey Devils, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres. Rob Skrlac, was drafted in the 9th round (224th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. […]

Steven (18) playing against his older brother Joe (9)
Photo Credit: (Norfolk Admirals/John Wright)

Albany Devils Bazooka Joe Whitney AHL Player Of The Week

A call-up can be an excellent motivator. Aside from stating the obvious, even a cup of coffee with the NHL club, can rejuvenate a player, toiling away on countless bus […]

Note the white skates.

The Worst Teams In Stanley Cup Playoff History

If you’ve been following the NFL Playoffs, you already know the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers are moving on to the Divisional round. A team that finished the regular season […]

(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

New Jersey Devils Midway Mark Progress Report

In the words of 32nd United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try […]

by · January 4, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Bobby Hull.

Happy Birthday Bobby Hull

Happy Birthday Bobby Hull. Born on this date, January 3, 1939. “The Golden Jet,” turns 76-years-old. In a professional career which spanned 1,474 games between the NHL and WHA, Hull […]