Q & A with Devils Prospect Mitchell Hoelscher

Q & A with Devils Prospect Mitchell Hoelscher

August 11th, 2019 New Jersey Devils prospect Mitchell Hoelscher had himself quite the year last season with the Ottawa 67’s. After being selected by the Devils in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft the 19-year-old put up OHL career-highs in points (40) and assists (30) over 68 regular-season...
Devils 2019 PTO Options

Devils 2019 PTO Options

August 8th, 2019 The New Jersey Devils had one of the most active offseasons of any NHL team. They acquired defenseman P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators, and Nikita Gusev — the KHL's top forward — from the Vegas Golden Knights. They also drafted center Jack Hughes with the first overall pick and signed...

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July 30th, 2019
Devils Transactions

If there was one offseason move the New Jersey Devils still needed to make, it was adding a top-six talent. They took care of that yesterday when they acquired Nikita Gusev from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a 2020 third-round pick and 2021 second-round pick. https://twitter.com/DRdiabloTHW/status/1155900020572512259?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1155900020572512259&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthehockeywriters.com%2Fdevils-acquire-gusev-from-golden-knights%2F Soon after the trade was made official, the team announced they had signed Gusev to a two-year, $9 million deal ($4.5 million AAV). The 27-year-old left-wing finished with 82 points in 62 games in 2018-19 and won the KHL Golden Stick as regular-season MVP in 2018. Who Is Gusev? Maybe you haven't heard of Gusev before, and that's understandable. He was a seventh-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2012 but never played a game for them, opting to remain in the KHL instead. The...
July 29th, 2019
Devils Transactions

The New Jersey Devils have acquired Nikita Gusev from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a third-round pick in 2020 and a second-round pick in 2021. Additionally, the Devils have signed Gusev to a two-year, $9 million deal. The deal was first announced by The Hockey Writers’ own Dan Rice on Twitter. https://twitter.com/DRdiabloTHW/status/1155900020572512259?s=20 With the Golden Knights salary cap becoming an issue, Gusev had been the subject of trade rumours for most of the offseason. The left-winger was a restricted free agent playing in Russia up until last season, and has yet to play his first NHL game. Playing for SKA St. Petersburg in 2018-19, Gusev played in 62 games, recording 17 goals, while leading the league with 65 assists and 82 points. He also had a plus-32 rating. He was named to his fourth KHL All-Star Game, and then added another 19 points in 18 playoff games. Gusev was drafted back in 2012 by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round, 202nd...
July 26th, 2019
New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils don't spend big in free agency, and this summer wasn't any different. Their lone NHL signing was Wayne Simmonds, who agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million. He's coming off a down season, where he finished with 30 points in 79 games between the Nashville Predators and Philadelphia Flyers. Wayne Simmonds' stint with the Nashville Predators did not go as planned (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports) General manager Ray Shero is taking a chance on him and hoping he can bounce back. To do so, head coach John Hynes needs to find the right role for him. So how should he look to use him to get the most out of the 30-year-old right-winger? Simmonds Not What He Once Was His numbers have been in decline for some time. He had a career-high 60 points in 2015-16 but has seen a drop in each season since then. He particularly struggled after being traded to the Predators in February, where he had one goal in 17 games. Before that, he had 16 goals in 62 games, which...
July 25th, 2019
Devils Prospects

As a late-round draft pick the New Jersey Devils fan base might not have lofty expectations for defenseman Matthew Hellickson like they do for defenseman Ty Smith who was taken in the first round (2018/17th overall), but that doesn’t mean that Hellickson can’t have an impactful NHL career. Just within their own franchise, the Devils have uncovered a hidden gem in Jesper Bratt who they nabbed in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft. Late Round Value Abound Hellickson was taken in the seventh round of the 2017 NHL Draft (214th overall) and there is certainly some value to be found in that round as history has shown us. Other notable NHLers taken in the seventh round include some names you may be familiar with: Joe Pavelski, Pekka Rinne, Henrik Zetterberg, Henrik Lundqvist, and Dustin Byfuglien. RELATED: The 10 Best 7th Round Picks of the Last 15 Years Matthew Hellickson of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Photo Credit: Fighting Irish Media) The Devils...

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New Jersey Devils: Top 10 Rookie Seasons

This article was originally published in October, 2014. His name is Damon Severson. He may not be Tom Seaver's son but the New Jersey Devils' rookie blue liner has been nothing short of terrific thus far. Wearing number 28, Severson is evoking memories of another defenceman to don those digits.... September 12th, 2017

Martin Brodeur: Keeper Of New Jersey

This article was originally written in February, 2016. When one thinks of ways to describe Martin Brodeur, many words come to mind. Stanley Cup champion. Gold medal winner. Vezina Trophy winner. Workhorse. Consistent. Clutch. Class. You don't have to take my word for it, you could ask some of... August 22nd, 2017