The New Jersey Devils have been wheeling and dealing all offseason to put together the best possible roster on short notice. They signed the top free agent on the market in Dougie Hamilton. They traded for necessary defensive help in Ryan Graves. Tom Fitzgerald finally got a backup goalie who can be reliable in Jonathan Bernier (although, he paid handsomely for him). A few weeks after this flurry, the Devils announced they signed Tomas Tatar to help the forwards. It really finalized a roster that was looking to still give a chance to its younger players.
The time has come to release the Top 5 from the 2021 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25. This year’s top 5 includes four forwards and a defenseman. All of these players have already made an impact in New Jersey. This group includes two former #1 overall picks, a defenseman that was drafted in the first round, and two late round picks that have defied the odds to make their mark. Before we reveal the top 5, here is a reminder that you can see all the posts in this series right here. Now, let’s take a look at which players rose to the top of this year’s ranking.
Sept. 20 (UPI) — Veteran center Travis Zajac signed a one-day contract Monday to retire with the New Jersey Devils. The 36-year-old Zajac played all but 13 of his 1,037 career games with the Devils, who traded him to the New York Islanders last season. “As I stand here nearing...
New Jersey, he’ll always be a Devil. Travis Zajac has signed a one-day contract with the New Jersey Devils before announcing his retirement from a playing career that lasted more than 1,000 games. Zajac will remain with the Devils organization in an on/off-ice player development and consulting role, while also working to grow the club’s youth hockey initiatives. The veteran forward thanked everyone along the way, while Devils managing partner David Blitzer released a statement as well.
According to the Associated Press on Monday, New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac retired from the National Hockey League at age 36. Zajac was in fact traded to the New York Islanders at the NHL trade deadline on April 7, and then signed a one-day contract with New Jersey this week to retire as a member of the Devils organization.
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NEWARK, N.J. -- Longtime New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac has retired. Zajac signed a one-day contract with the Devils on Monday so he could retire as a member of the organization where he spent all but 27 games of his 15-year career. The 36-year-old Zajac plans to remain...
New York Post
Jack Hughes spent July 23 on a golf course with his older brother Quinn, some friends and some uncles, and at one point, his phone buzzed with a text from Ducks forward Trevor Zegras. “Luke to Anaheim,” the text read. Hughes got excited. His younger brother, Luke, was slated as...
The New Jersey Devils shocked the world last offseason when they hired Lindy Ruff. They were reportedly talking to current New York Rangers coach Gerard Gallant and current Washington Capitals coach Peter Laviolette, but they went with the guy who came with a cheaper price tag with a similar experience set (although with less success in the playoffs). The Devils hired a 60-year-old man to coach one of the youngest teams in the league.
The Hockey Writers
The New Jersey Devils concluded their first set of exhibition games this weekend at the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo, New York. They went 1-1, losing to the Buffalo Sabres on Friday but defeating the Boston Bruins 4-3 yesterday afternoon. While no Devils prospect had a bad weekend, it was the top line of Dawson Mercer, Alexander Holtz and Nolan Foote that shined in the team’s two games this weekend.
After an off-season of speculation that had Travis Zajac returning to the Islanders for one more season, he announced his retirement today. Before doing so, the NJ Devils gave him a one-day contract in order for him to retire as a member of the franchise that drafted him. The first...
One of the laments from last season’s failed campaign by the New Jersey Devils was a lack of size. A lack of nastiness. A lack of toughness. One could argue the team’s historically awful penalty kill, lackadaisical approach to defense, a team with plenty of youth and therefore lack of experience to get through various situations against experienced teams, and lack of offensive attack beyond whatever Jack Hughes’ line would do were bigger factors in the team finishing 29th out of 31. Nevertheless, size was a point of contention among some of the People Who Matter. For those, they shall be pleased with the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils. They are a bigger, heavier team compared to last season.
The Hockey Writers
Looking for all the best New Jersey Devils 2021-22 season preview content in one place? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, you can find all the latest articles from our expert team of Devils writers who want to get you prepared for the upcoming season. Many...
New Jersey Herald
After 15 seasons and more than a thousand games, Travis Zajac has retired from the NHL after returning home to New Jersey. The longtime Devils assistant captain signed a one-day contract on Monday in order to retire with the team that had drafted him 17 years earlier. "I was drafted...