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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.

Devils’ 2023-24 In-Season Awards: Depth Pieces Stepping Up

As the New Jersey Devils approach the quarter mark of the 2023-24 season, the biggest headline for the team is the injuries that they have dealt with. Despite the biggest pieces in Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier returning throughout the past five games, other players got hurt or remained out. Players who are currently injured for New Jersey are Tomas Nosek, Erik Haula, Timo Meier, and Dougie Hamilton. The Devils’ overall start to the season has been disappointing and underwhelming. The team has struggled to get into a rhythm and find consistent play. The main culprit to the problem has…

3 Takeaways From Devils’ 5-4 Comeback Win Over Islanders

The New Jersey Devils returned to action on Thursday evening (Nov. 28) in hopes of gaining some much-needed momentum in a bunched-up Metropolitan Division. Fortunately for them, they pulled off a gutsy two-goal comeback to grab an important 5-4 victory and put an end to the New York Islanders’ six-game point streak. Goaltending Struggles Mightily Head coach Lindy Ruff decided to give Vitek Vanecek the nod in goal following his win on Sunday (Nov. 26), albeit it was a win where the Devils allowed their lowest total of shots in over a decade (12) and Vanecek stopped just 10 of…

3 Takeaways From the Devils’ 7-2 Victory Over the Sabres

On Oct. 27, the Devils headed into game seven against the Buffalo Sabres looking to rebound from a performance where their coach said they played “soft.” Head coach Lindy Ruff mixed up his line combinations at the morning skate to jump-start his team and get more ice time for Curtis Lazar. The team responded by defeating the Sabres 5-4, but the victory was expensive as a hit from Connor Clifton has sidelined Nico Hischier ever since. Similarly, the Devils headed into Saturday’s matchup one game removed from a performance that Ruff called the worst he’s seen in his entire Devils…

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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.