Press Release – 2015-16 Single-Game Tickets

The New Jersey Devils announced today that single-game tickets for the team’s 2015-16 pre-season and regular season home games at Prudential Center will go on sale starting Tuesday, September 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at NewJerseyDevils.com and Ticketmaster.com, at Prudential Center’s box office, or by calling  1-800-745-3000.

The Devils open their regular season home schedule against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday, October 9 at 7 p.m. The team will continue to use variable ticket pricing throughout the 2015-16 regular season with prices based on a number of factors, including opponent, day of the week and time of the season.

Devils Opening Night presented by Prudential, which will feature a pre-game Fan Fest on Championship Plaza, marks the start of an exciting season of promotional nights at Prudential Center. Three Devils bobblehead nights, featuring Adam Henrique, Mike Cammalleri and Cory Schneider, and two games showcasing the Devils’ red and green retro jerseys, highlight the calendar. Hockey Fights Cancer and Military Appreciation Night will continue with games dedicated to supporting cancer research and honoring the nation’s military members, respectively, and the Devils will introduce two new nights: Firefighter Appreciation Night and Police Appreciation Night. Below is the promotional calendar for the 2015-16 regular season. Additional nights may be added at a later date.

Please see the press release for complete details.

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Press Release – Devils Name Andy Schneider Amateur Scout

The New Jersey Devils today expanded their scouting department by naming Andy Schneider as amateur scout. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Schneider, 43, joins the Devils’ organization after serving the Columbus Blue Jackets as an amateur scout for the past three seasons. He began his post-playing career in 2011-12 as an assistant coach with Swift Current (WHL). Schneider played 18 seasons professionally, including ten in Germany from 1997 through 2007, before completing his career with a four-year stint in Austria, which concluded in 2010-11. He played in the 2001-02 and 2002-03 DEL All-Star Games and finished tied for second in the league with 52 points in 2002-03. Schneider ranks 20th in Germany’s history with 267 assists, 28th with 395 points and 17th with 828 penalty minutes. After finishing fourth in the Austrian league in regular-season scoring with 58 points in 2008-09, he led Klagenfurter AC to the Austrian championship and paced all skaters with 11 goals, 17 assists and 28 points in the playoffs. Not drafted, Schneider was signed by Ottawa as a free agent on Oct. 9, 1992, spent two years with the organization and saw action in ten NHL games in 1993-94. He split the 1994-95 season between Prince Edward Island (AHL), the Canadian national team and Leksand (Swe.), and played with Minnesota/Manitoba (IHL) from 1995-97.

Schneider played five seasons of junior hockey with Seattle and Swift Current (WHL), 1988-93, and represented Canada at the 1992 World Junior Championships. He was named to the 1992-93 WHL East Second All-Star Team and was awarded playoff MVP honors after posting a league-leading 13g-26a-39pts en-route to the Broncos’ championship. Schneider also finished sixth with 104 points in 1991-92. Born March 29, 1972 in Edmonton, Alta., Andy and his wife, Kim, reside in Swift Current, Sask., with their two sons, Jackson and Zachary.

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Press Release – Devils Name Patrick Rissmiller Development Coach

The New Jersey Devils today named Patrick Rissmiller to the position of development coach. He will join Pertti Hasanen and Scott Clemmensen on the club’s development staff. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/ General Manager Ray Shero.

“Patrick Rissmiller has played at just about every level – high school, college, ECHL, AHL, NHL and Europe, and with multiple organizations,” said Shero. “He will work with all of the players in our organization, as well as our prospects. We feel that he is the ideal individual with the necessary experience and background for this position.”

Rissmiller, 36, joins the Devils’ organization following a 13-season professional playing career, including the past two seasons for Ritten Renon (Italy), which won the 2013-14 championship, as well as consecutive Italian Cup Championships. He spent six seasons, 2002-03 through 2007-08 with the Sharks’ organization, including three seasons, 2005-06 to 2007-08, in the NHL. Rissmiller’s career statistics show 18 goals and 28 assists for 46 points and 60 penalty minutes in 192 NHL games with San Jose, the NY Rangers, Atlanta and Florida. He added 3g-4a-7pts and 10 PIM in 30 Stanley Cup Playoff contests. Rissmiller made his pro debut in 2002-03 by appearing in two matches with Cincinnati (ECHL) and 72 games with Cleveland (AHL). In 2005-06, he was named the Barons’ player of the year, finishing second on the squad with 15g-37a-52pts. Rissmiller’s AHL totals include 128g-239a-367pts and 286 PIM in 554 games played with Cleveland, Hartford, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Lake Erie, Rochester and Worcester from 2002-03 through 2012-13. He played four seasons collegiately at Holy Cross (MAAC), recording 53g-90a-143pts and 116 PIM in 131 games for the Crusaders. Born Oct. 26, 1978, in Belmont, MA, Patrick and his wife, Michelle, have two children, daughter, Eleanor, and son, Nolan.

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Press Release – Devils Name Joe Lorincz Strength/Conditioning Coach

The New Jersey Devils today named Joe Lorincz as the team’s strength/ conditioning coach. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/ General Manager Ray Shero.

Lorincz, 32, joins the Devils with more than 11 years of experience in strength and conditioning, including the past six seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). His responsibilities with the Penguins included the implementation of off-ice workouts, nutritional counseling and reconditioning of injured players. Lorincz’s professional hockey experience also includes off-ice training for the Anaheim Ducks prospect conditioning camp over consecutive summers, 2007-08. He served as a graduate assistant at Springfield College (MA) from 2008-09, working with the school’s volleyball and lacrosse programs. Lorincz previously directed strength and conditioning programs for softball, baseball, field hockey, basketball and soccer at American International College (Springfield, MA) in 2007-08. He also spent time as a strength/conditioning coach intern at Boston University (MA); and was a volunteer at both Northeastern (MA) and Bryant (Smithfield, RI) Universities. Lorincz also worked three summers, 2007-09, at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (Woburn, MA), a well-respected program with more than 25 instructors who have moved on to careers with college and professional sports teams. He also spent five summers, 2005-09, at Milton Academy (MA).

Lorincz received his Masters of Education in Exercise Science from Springfield College, where he also worked as a physical therapy teaching assistant. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Joe was born October 2, 1982 in Attleboro, MA.

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Audio – Head Coach John Hynes Interview

Devils Head Coach John Hynes was a guest on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio to discuss the club coming into the 2015-16 season and his experience in New Jersey thus far.

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