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The New Jersey Devils began its life as the Kansas City Scouts, which started playing in 1974-75. After two seasons in Kansas City, the franchise relocated to Denver and became the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies struggled and only made the postseason one time before once again relocating, this time to New Jersey where they remain today. The team has been much more successful in New Jersey and has made the playoffs 23 times since moving. Those postseason appearances include three Stanley Cups, all of which were won in a period of nine seasons—1995, 2000, and 2003. This period was headlined by elite goaltending from Martin Brodeur and the neutral zone trap, a strategy that became synonymous with the Devils. Along with those three Stanley Cups, the Devils reached the Stanley Cup Final on two more occasions—2001 and 2012.

Today in Hockey History: April 22

Breaking a record set by the Great One is quite the accomplishment, and a very unlikely player did just that on this date. One of the National Hockey League’s charter teams has had plenty of reasons to celebrate, while two legendary goaltenders had memorable games, and the hockey world lost another legendary Montreal Canadien as well. Let’s begin our daily trip back through time to take a look at all the moments, happy and sad, that April 22 has given us. Hockey World Mourns Another Great Loss in Guy Lafleur On April 22, 2022, the hockey world lost another great…

5 Teams Devils’ Fans Should Watch in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 15 was not the day the New Jersey Devils or their fans had targeted for the last game of the season. After playing into May last year, the season ending immediately following game 82 left many Devils fans wanting more. The good news is that even though the Devils are finished playing, there is still a reason to watch the playoffs. The Devils have significant holes and many moves to make this offseason. These five teams could hold the key to ensuring they return to the postseason in 2025. Boston Bruins Former Devils Jesper Boqvist and Pavel Zacha will…

Devils’ Timo Meier: From Zero to Hero

The New Jersey Devils concluded their participation in the 2023-24 season with a bitter early elimination. Expectations were high, and the team, in theory, seemed better than the record-breaking one in 2022-23 (52 wins).  One of the most talked-about names this season was Timo Meier, who would play his first full season in Newark. He played his first seven NHL seasons for the San Jose Sharks (451 games), scoring 154 goals and 162 assists for 316 points. He arrived in New Jersey on Feb. 26, 2023, and the fans were excited about the trade. After the adaptation period, Meier scored…

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What year were the New Jersey Devils founded?

The New Jersey Devils began its life as the Kansas City Scouts, which started playing in 1974-75.

When did the New Jersey Devils play their first game?

The Devils’ first game (played as the Kansas City Scouts) was a 6-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 9, 1974.

Who is the current head coach of the New Jersey Devils?

Lindy Ruff is the current head coach for the New Jersey Devils.