On St. Patrick’s Day there will be green in folks beer and in the New Jersey Devils uniforms. Retro night makes its return to Prudential Center for the fifth time since 2010. Those sweaters were once the standard from 1982-83 to 1991-92, until the franchise shifted to the current red, white and black.
During those seasons, New Jersey posted a ledger of 285-422-93 and a mark of 19-21 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hence, it wasn’t always easy wearing green but that doesn’t mean there weren’t more than a few players that wore it well.
- John MacLean – 1983-1992 (546 regular season games, 33 playoff games).
- Ken Daneyko – 1983-1992 (529 regular season games, 40 playoff games).
- Bruce Driver – 1983-1992 (512 regular season games, 40 playoff games).
- Aaron Broten – 1982-1990 (581 regular season games, 20 playoff games).
- Kirk Muller – 1984-1991 (556 regular season games, 33 playoff games).
- Pat Verbeek – 1982-1989 (463 regular season games, 20 playoff games).
- Joe Cirella – 1982-1989 (438 regular season games, 19 playoff games).
- Doug Brown – 1986-1992 (335 regular season games, 32 playoff games).
- Mark Johnson – 1985-1990 (305 regular season games, 20 playoff games).
- Patrik Sundstrom – 1987-1992 (305 regular season games, 26 playoff games).
Michael Gwizdala covers the New York Islanders for The Hockey Writers. Michael is also an Associate Producer at WNYT NewsChannel 13. Additionally, Michael was once a Media Relations intern for the AHL Albany River Rats. Michael is a graduate of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.