Devils Post-Game 9/18/17

Washington Capitals 1 at New Jersey Devils 4

  • Attendance: 6,310
  • Three Stars: 1. Joseph Blandisi 2. Stefan Noesen 3. Kyle Palmieri

Team Notes

  • The Devils opened their first of seven preseason games with a 4-1 victory against the Metropolitan Division rival Washington Capitals.  They begin the preseason 1-0-0 and will play their second and final home game on Saturday, September 23 vs. the NY Rangers (7:00PM).
  • New Jersey and Washington will face-off once more during preseason on Wednesday, September 27 at Capital One Arena.
  • The Devils and Capitals each had 20 penalty minutes during the contest.  The Devils had only one face off violation minor, while Washington had two faceoff bench minors.  According to the NHL’s Rule 76 – FaceOffs: “There will be stricter enforcement of the face-off procedure — especially with respect to the markings inside the face-off circle.  Under section 76.4, the players will be instructed to set, so they will stand squarely faceing their opponents’ end of the rink, and clear of the ice markings (where applications).  The defensive player will be structed to set (skates and stick) then, the offensive Player will be instructed to set (skates and stick).
  • 11 of 22 players, including goaltenders, skated in at least one game for New Jersey last season.  The club had five players (Will Butcher, Nico Hischier, Yaroslav Dyblenko, Brandon Baddock, Jesper Bratt) that have never season regular-season NHL action skate in tonight’s lineup.
  • New Jersey was 0-7 on the man-advantage tonight.  The Capitals only goal of the contest was scored shorthanded. The Devils were 0-7 while shorthanded.
  • The Devils out-shot Washington, 36-30.

Player Notes

  • Marcus Johansson skated against his former Capitals team for the first time tonight since being aquired by New Jersey in exchange for Florida’s 2018 second round selection and Toronto’s 2018 third round selection.
  • Nico Hischier made his unofficial debut at Prudential Center tonight.  He scored the Devils’ fourth goal of the evening on a breakaway at 15:35 of the third period.
  • Will Butcher also made his unofficial debut tonight and led New Jersey with 19:47 of ice-time.
  • Defenseman Mirco Mueller and forward Jesper Bratt led New Jersey with a +3 rating.  Mueller scored New Jersey’s first goal of the evening to tie the game at one apiece.  Bratt had an assist on Stefan Noesen’s game-winner.
  • The first star of the game, Joseph Blandisi, had two assists tonight.
  • Keith Kinkaid and Scott Wedgewood shared the goaltending duties tonight.  Keith Kinkaid was credited with the win.  He started tonight’s game and allowed one goal on 16 shots.  Wedgewood played in 29:57 of action and stopped all 15 shots he faced.


Next Up     *subject to change
Tomorrow: OFF
Wednesday: Will be announced tomorrow.

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New Jersey Devils Announce 2017 Training Camp Roster

The New Jersey Devils released the roster for their 2017 Training Camp, which will start tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, at Prudential Center and RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House at Prudential Center.

Players attending training camp will report for medicals, testing, photos and media day. Camp will include 57 players (34 forwards, 18 defensemen, 6 goalies).  Attached and below is the complete roster.

Players, coaches and management will be available throughout this period as schedule permits. Head Coach John Hynes will be available at 1:15pm and Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero will follow at 1:45pm

All media are welcome to arrive at 8:00am, players will be available at approximately 9:00am. Please enter the Employee Entrance off Lafayette Street between the Parking Deck and the arena (closest to the corner of Broad Street). If you have last year’s season credential- that is valid.

If you are in need of a credential, please contact the New Jersey Devils Communications Department. Proceed to the back corridor past the loading docks for the media area- light breakfast/beverages will be served.

Any TV outlets sending a video camera, please contact me directly if you need to schedule specific times or a window.

See below for complete release:
New Jersey Devils 2017 Training Camp Numerical Roster

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Damon Severson on NHL Tonight

Damon Severson was a guest on NHL tonight to discuss signing his new six-year, $25 million contract worth an average annual salary of $4,166,700.


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Devils Sign Defenseman Damon Severson to Six-Year Contract

The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Damon Severson to a six-year contract worth $25-million (average annual salary of $4,166,700).  The contract breakdown is as follows: 2017-18: $2,500,000; 2018-19: $3,000,000; 2019-20: $4,675,000; 2020-21: $4,675,000; 2021-22: $5,050,000; 2022-23: $5,100,000.  The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

“We are happy to have Damon under contract through the 2022-23 season,” said Shero.  “Damon brings an important dimension to our hockey club and he is a young defenseman that we are excited to work with.  This deal shows our ownership’s commitment in what we continue to build here.  We look forward to helping Damon continue to grow and develop as a player.”

Severson, 23, completed his third-full professional season in 2016-17 and spent the entire campaign at the NHL level with New Jersey.  The right-shooting blueliner set new career-highs with 28 assists, 31 points and 125 shots in 80 regular-season games played.  He led all New Jersey defensemen in assists and points.

Damon will be available on a conference call to all media later today. Details to follow.

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2017 New Jersey Devils Prospects Challenge Guide

The 2017 New Jersey Devils Prospects Challenge Guide is now available to view and download.  The guide includes photographic, statistical, biographical and general information about the Devils players, staff and hockey operations personnel.

Please find the link below to view:
2017 New Jersey Devils Prospects Challenge


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