New Jersey Devils Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

The New Jersey Devils are a beloved hockey team with an impressive history. Founded in 1974 as the Kansas City Scouts, and later renamed the Colorado Rockies before moving to East Rutherford, NJ in 1982 and becoming the New Jersey Devils. Since then, they have become one of the most successful teams in NHL history; winning three Stanley Cups (1995-2000) along with five conference titles and nine division championships. The Devil’s mascot is “NJ Devil” who often entertains fans during games at Prudential Center in Newark where they play their home matches. With a passionate fan base cheering them on every game day, it’s no wonder why this storied franchise continues to be so successful today.

Table of Contents

1. Nico Hischier


Nico Hischier Career

  • 2014–15: Bern U20
  • 2015–16: Bern U20
  • 2015–16: SC Bern
  • 2015–16: EHC Visp
  • 2016–17: Halifax Mooseheads
  • 2017–18: New Jersey Devils

Nico Hischier was born in Brig, Switzerland on January 4th 1999. At 6'1" and 175 pounds, the young forward is a imposing figure on the ice. 

He played for HC Davos of the Swiss National League A from 2015-2017 before being selected by the New Jersey Devils with the first overall pick at this year's NHL Entry Draft.

In 73 games with HC Davos last season, Hischier scored 41 goals and added 59 assists for 102 points - good enough for 2nd in all of Switzerland behind only winner Elias Pettersson (105 points). 

The 18-year-old has already shown his talent at international level as he won gold medals with Switzerland at both World U18 Championships and World Juniors in 2017/2018 respectively - helping them to earn a spot at next year's world championships despite not qualifying via their league finish this season.

With speed, finesse and an impressive shot, Nico Hischier looks like a future superstar in the NHL - who knows where his career will take him?

Also Played For: nhl under 25

2. Patrik Eliáš


Patrik Eliáš

Patrik Eliáš played for the New Jersey Devils from 2009 to 2014. He was drafted by the Devils in the 3rd round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Patrik has also played for LTC Pardubice and JME Znojemští Orli in Czech Republic and Slovakia, respectively.

In 2010, he won a silver medal with Slovakia at the World Championships. Patrik is considered one of Slovak hockey's most illustrious players of all time due to his numerous accolades both on and off the ice including eight appearances in Team Europe’s line-up at The annual International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). 

Men’s World Championship tournaments between 1996 and 2016 - making him joint fifth overall alongside Russia’s Pavel Bure (11), Sweden’s Henrik Lundqvist (10), Finland’s Miikka Kiprusoff (9) & Canada’s Carey Price (8).

Currently, Patrik plays left wing for HC Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia after signing with them as a free agent on 16 September 2017.

3. Martin Brodeur


Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur is an iconic goaltender who has been a part of some incredible moments in NHL history. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018 and will be remembered as one of the best goalkeepers to ever play the game.

He won two Stanley Cups with the Devils and is also a three-time Vezina Trophy winner. Outside of hockey, he is married to model Janine Lindemulder and they have four children together. Martin Brodeur is one of the best goaltenders in NHL history, having won more than 300 games.

He was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1990 and has spent his entire career with them. In 2006, he became the first goaltender to win three Stanley Cups (with the Devils). He retired at the end of the 2015 season, after a long and successful career with the New Jersey Devils.

4. Scott Stevens


Scott Stevens Career

  • 1985 Prague
  • Silver medal – second place 1989 Sweden
  • Bronze medal – third place 1983 West Germany
  • Gold medal – first place 1991 Canada Cup
  • Silver medal – second place 1996 World Cup of Hockey

Stevens was a Norris Trophy-winning defenseman in the 1990s and is one of only three players to win the award twice. Stevens played for Washington Capitals, St.

Louis Blues, and New Jersey Devils before retiring in 2002. He has also been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and was an Olympic gold medalist with Canada in 1998.

Stevens currently works as a color commentator for NHL games on TSN/RDS television networks across Canada Scott Stevens was a star defenseman in the NHL for many years, and he won several awards along the way.

He played for Washington Capitals from 1982 to 2004. Scott Stevens represented Canada at several international tournaments, including the World Championships and the Canada Cup. In 1996, he helped Team Canada win the World Cup of Hockey tournament.

After his professional career ended, Scott Stevens became an analyst on NHL broadcasts for Fox Sports Net America.

Also Played For: st louis blues trade, washington capitals

5. Scott Niedermayer


Scott Niedermayer

Scott Niedermayer was one of the most dominant defencemen in NHL history, winning six Stanley Cups with three teams. He is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and represented Canada at several Winter Olympics.

After retiring from playing, he served as an assistant coach for the Devils and Ducks before taking over as head coach in Anaheim in the 2016-17 season. Scott Niedermayer is married to former tennis player Jennifer Capriati and they have two children together.

Scott Niedermayer was a dominant player in men's ice hockey for many years. He represented Canada at the Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup, and helped his country to win gold medals in both 2002 and 2010. 

Scott Niedermayer was drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the first pick of the 1991 NHL draft.

He played for them until he retired in 2010 after playing 264 games over that span. Scott Niedermayer is known as an excellent offensive defenseman who can quarterback a power play from the blue line or start-up ice on offense himself when needed. 

His skills were also recognized by being named an All-Star nine times - including five consecutively - and winning several awards, such as Most Valuable Player (MVP) during the 2004 World Cup of Hockey where Team Canada won their fourth championship overall (and third under coach Pat Quinn).

After retiring from professional hockey, Scott currently coaches youth players in his home province of Ontario while continuing to work as a broadcaster for TSN broadcasts covering Canadian national team games along with other sports events throughout North America.

6. Ken Daneyko


Ken Daneyko

Ken Daneyko is a legendary New York Rangers defenseman. He played over 1,000 games with the team and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003. Ken Daneyko is also known for his broadcasting career, which began after he retired from playing hockey.

He has been an analyst on NHL broadcasts since 2006 and currently works for TSN/RDS as a color commentator. In addition to his work as a broadcaster. 

Ken Daneyko is also involved in charity work and serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including The James Guggenheim Foundation and The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada.

Ken Daneyko married wife Kim in 2001 after they started dating while both were attending law school at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. They have two children together: daughter Kennedy (born 2002) and son Max (born 2005). 

Ken lives in Windsor, Ontario with wife Kim where they are active members of their community serving on numerous boards and committees throughout Windsor County.

7. Jack Hughes


Jack Hughes Career

  • 2016–17: Toronto Marlboros
  • 2016–17: Georgetown Raiders
  • 2017–18: U.S. National Development Team
  • 2018–19: U.S. National Development Team
  • 2019–20: New Jersey Devils

Hughes is a young American soccer player who has been playing for some of the most prestigious clubs in Europe.

 Hughes was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, where he started his career with local club SC United Soccer League (USL) side Orlando City B.

He made his professional debut with Manchester City FC in September 2017 before spending two seasons on loan at Dutch side Feyenoord Rotterdam. 

In July 2019, Hughes signed for French champions Paris Saint-Germain FRA after impressing during a trial period that lasted just over three weeks.

Hughes was the first player in history to be drafted first overall in both the NHL and National Hockey League (NHL) Drafts. 

Hughes has already made an impact with New Jersey Devils, scoring 16 goals and 38 assists for 54 points through 55 games this season. 

The 21-year-old is considered a future captain of the Devils and could potentially lead them to Stanley Cup glory in the near future.

Hughes has also represented the USA at several international tournaments, most notably at the World Junior Championship where he led his team to a gold medal victory in 2018. 

Overall, Jack Hughes is an exciting young hockey player who is sure to make a significant impact on whichever team he plays for next season and beyond.

8. Jesper Bratt

Left wing

Jesper Bratt Career

  • 2017–18: New Jersey Devils
  • 2018–19: New Jersey Devils
  • 2019–20: New Jersey Devils
  • 2020–21: New Jersey Devils
  • 2021–22: New Jersey Devils

Jesper Bratt is a talented left wing player who was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He started his career with AIK before moving to Malmö FF in 2016. In 2017, he made his debut for the Swedish national team and helped them qualify for the World Cup.

Jesper Bratt has been compared to Zlatan Ibrahimović due to their similar playing styles and skillset on the pitch. He has also won several awards including League Winner's Medal (Malmö FF) and Allsvenskan Player of The Year (2017). 

Jesper Bratt is currently contracted to Malmö FF until 2020 Jesper Bratt is a left winger for the New Jersey Devils in the NHL.

He was drafted by them 162nd overall in 2016 and has played since 2015. Jesper Bratt is originally from Sweden and plays for his country on international level as well. In 2018, he won a bronze medal at the World Championships with Sweden. 

Jesper Bratt has had some success with the Devils so far, scoring 10 goals and adding 11 assists in 53 games this season.

His play may be an indication that he will make it to the NHL someday - which would be great news for Swedish hockey fans. 

Outside of hockey, Jesper Bratt enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing video games, reading books, going hiking or biking outdoors when possible, and listening to music - anything to take his mind off of hockey during down times.

Jesper Brattt's story epitomizes what can happen when hard work pays off; anyone can achieve their dreams if they set their minds to it.

9. Bobby Holík

Bobby Holík

Bobby Holík is a Czech-born center who has played in the NHL for Hartford, New Jersey and Atlanta. He was drafted by the Whalers in the 8th round of the 1992 draft.

Holík made his North American debut with Hartford during the 1995-96 season where he scored 5 goals and added 7 assists in 78 games. In 1997, he joined New Jersey as part of Keith Tkachuk's trade to Atlanta and helped lead them to their.

First Stanley Cup championship that year playing alongside Peter Stastny and John LeClair He also appeared in 10 playoff games for NJD including Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against Pittsburgh which they lost 4-1 The following season (1998).

Holík recorded career highs offensively with 22 goals and 48 points - both leading Devils teams into post seasons once again but were unable to win another cup although they reached 2nd place in the East on several occasions In 2001.

Bobby signed as a free agent with Rangers scoring 26 goals in 81 regular season games before being traded at midseason along with Mike Rupp to Atlanta for Ruslan Fedotenko, Pavel Bure, and Marty McSorley He spent four years (2003–06) splitting time between ATL & NYR.

Before retiring after helping NYR win back-to-back cups over Vancouver & Carolina respectively Bobby currently resides near Prague with his wife Kristyna whom he married shortly after returning from retirement.

10. Travis Zajac


Travis Zajac

Travis Zajac is a veteran player with over 1000 NHL games under his belt. He has also played in the AHL and European leagues. Travis was drafted by the Devils in 2003, and has since been a key part of their lineup.

In 2014 he signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils. Travis is known for his strong skating ability, which allows him to keep up with most players on the ice. He is also very physical, able to hit hard and protect the puck well in tight spaces.

Travis will be 37 years old at the end of this season, but shows no signs of slowing down or losing any form or speed on ice - he remains one of the most dangerous forwards in hockey today. 

Travis currently plays for New Jersey Devils where he helps lead them towards success both on and off-the-ice Travis Zajac was drafted 20th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2004 NHL Draft.

He played for three teams over his playing career before signing with the Islanders in 2017. Travis is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, winning with the Devils in 2012 and again with the Islanders in 2015. 

In total, he has scored 153 goals and added 267 assists for 414 points during his career to date. He is a strong defensive player who puts up big numbers on both ends of the ice, making him an important part of any team's lineup.

11. Zach Parise

Left wing

Zach Parise Career

  • 2000–01: Shattuck-Saint Mary's
  • 2001–02: Shattuck-Saint Mary's
  • 2001–02: US NTDP U18
  • 2002–03: University of North Dakota
  • 2003–04: University of North Dakota
  • 2004–05: Albany River Rats

Zach Parise is a left wing who was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2003. He has played for the Wild, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes over his career.

In 2019, he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights as an unrestricted free agent. Parise has scored more than 700 goals and 1800 points in his NHL career so far. 

He won two Stanley Cups with the Devils in 2012 and 2018, as well as two Olympic gold medals (2006 and 2010).

Zach Parise is married to Mandy LeBlanc-Parise; they have four children together – Jack (born October 25th 2006), Lillian Grace (born November 20th, 2009), Nicholas Owen (born April 3rd 2013) and Aidan Jameson LeBlanc-Parise( born January 26th 2020).[2] Zach Parise is a former first-round draft pick of the New Jersey Devils.

Zach Parise has spent his entire professional career with the Devils, and he has been an integral part of their team since 2005. 

In 2008, Zach Parise was named to the All-Star Team for the first time in his career. He finished second in voting behind Sidney Crosby. 

In 2013, Zach Parise led all NHL players with 54 points (20 goals and 34 assists) in 48 games played during the regular season.

He helped lead New Jersey to their fifth Stanley Cup championship that year. In 2015, Zach Parise was traded to Minnesota Wild along with Pekka Rinne for Mike Fisher and Martin Havlat.

 The move reunited him with longtime teammate Devan Dubnyk, who had also been drafted by New Jersey as a goaltender back in 1997. 

As of 2019, Zach Parise is fresh off yet another successful campaign where he scored 37 goals and added 41 assists for 78 points over 82 games played during the 2018–19 season - good enough for sixth overall in scoring on the league's most offensively potent team.

12. Andy Greene


Andy Greene

Greene was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the third round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Greene played for Trenton in the American Hockey League before being called up to play with New Jersey during the 2003–04 season.

In 2005, he signed a six-year contract extension with New Jersey worth $25 million dollars. He played his first game with Canada at the 2007 World Championship and helped lead them to a silver medal finish. 

During the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs, Greene had one goal and five assists as New Jersey reached their fourth championship series in franchise history, ultimately losing to Detroit in seven games..

After playing just two seasons with Colorado Avalanche due to injury, Greene returned to sign with NJD on July 2nd 2017 Andy Greene is a defenseman for the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders. 

He played college hockey at Boston University, where he won two national championships in his freshman and sophomore seasons. After playing with the Devils' American Hockey League affiliate, Lowell Lock Monsters, Greene made his NHL debut in 2006–07 season.

In 2008–09 season, he helped lead New Jersey to their first Stanley Cup Championship since 2003–04 season by scoring 10 goals and adding 26 assists for 36 points in 82 games en route to being named to the playoffs' All-Star team. 

The next year saw Greene play an even bigger role on defense as he led all players with 71 blocked shots along with 58 hits while helping lead the Devils back to Stanley Cup Finals after losing to Los Angeles Kings four years prior. 

They eventually lost 4 straight games against Kings despite having home ice advantage throughout series (the only time this has happened during current playoff format).

In addition, Andy was also nominated for Most Valuable Player Award but ultimately lost out to Patrick Kane of Chicago Blackhawks who had more points (82) than him (78). 

Despite that disappointment however it was his third consecutive nomination which tells you just how highly regarded Andy's contributions were considered within National Hockey League circles at that point of time. 

In 2013-14 Season he again had a very impressive campaign as not only did he score 15 goals but added 39 assists for 54 points - good enough for 2nd place among defensemen in both categories behind Shea Weber of Nashville Predators - another feat which speaks volumes about.

Andy's consistency over extended periods of time when compared to other top caliber offensive defensemen such as Duncan Keith or Oliver Ekman-Larsson who usually excel one or two seasons then tend towards inconsistency thereafter due mainly/solely(in some cases).

Increased defensive responsibilities imposed upon them by their coaches/management teams respectively resulting in less opportunity & space created inside the opposition zone by opposing forwards.

Leaving said defenders prone t0 exploit such vulnerabilities thereby leading t o high level goal production albeit from different areas ei g offensives redline etc.; 

Whereas Greene seems relatively immune t0 these sortsg limitations allowing him great latitude when defending either 1v1 situations or larger groups comprising several attackers simultaneously i n order t o maintain control&readiness fot counterattack opportunities should same arise.

Which fortunately hasn't been too often thus far during his lengthy professional career.

13. Michael McLeod


Michael McLeod

Michael McLeod is an up-and-coming hockey player who was drafted in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. He has played for the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) since 2016, where he has had success both offensively and defensively.

McLeod was originally born in Canada but moved to Florida with his family when he was young, which may have helped him develop into a top talent on ice. 

With Michael's size, speed, and skill it is no wonder that teams are already starting to take notice of him. Look for him to continue making waves in professional hockey leagues soon.

Michael McLeod is a centre for the New Jersey Devils in the NHL. He was drafted 12th overall in 2016 and has been playing since 2018. Michael Mcldea played major junior hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL, where he had 85 points (39 goals, 52 assists) over two seasons. 

In his rookie season with New Jersey, Michael McLeod put up 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) in 48 games as a rookie and helped lead them to their first Stanley Cup playoff appearance since 2003.

He continued to develop during his sophomore season, scoring 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) while averaging 21:30 minutes per game - good for second on team behind Taylor Hall - helping.

New Jersey make it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals before eventually losing to Toronto Maple Leafs in 6 games. In 2019-20 Michael McLeod increased his point total by 33% going from 68 points (25 goals , 44 helpers) in 78 games played last year to 93 points (37 goals , 60 helpers).

His 32 powerplay markers led all Devils players and placed him seventh among all skaters league wide when considering man advantage time on ice percentage; additionally he scored at even strength – including short-handed situations. 

At an impressive 1 goal every 3:10 minutes which ranked third best overall amongst regular forwards in that category. (NHL Player Stats Accessed June 20th 2019). 

Finally this past week against Philadelphia Flyers recorded 5 assist’s giving him career high 96 total assisted along with 867 penalty minutes accrued thus far making him one of only ten players who have amassed 900 PIM or more within their first 1000 professional contests.

14. Jamie Langenbrunner

Right winger

Jamie Langenbrunner Career

  • Dallas Stars
  • New Jersey Devils
  • St. Louis Blues
  • National team: United States
  • NHL Draft: 35th overall, 1993
  • Dallas Stars

Langenbrunner is a right wing who has played for Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils and Minnesota Wild. He was drafted in the first round (20th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.

Langenbrunner had his best season with the Devils in 2008–09 where he recorded 38 goals and 74 points in 80 games. Injuries have limited him to just 63 games over the past two seasons, but he still managed to score 10 goals and 24 points during that time period.

Langenbrunner is known for his hardworking style on and off the ice, as well as his scoring touch from distance which makes him a threat everytime he takes to the ice Langenbrunner played for the Dallas Stars from 1995 to 2013. 

He was a two-time Olympian and won a gold medal in Vancouver in 2010.

Langenbrunner is considered one of the best defensemen in NHL history, with over 1,000 points on his resume. Jamie passed away at the age of 43 after suffering a heart attack while playing golf in Arizona.

Also Played For: dallas stars

15. Taylor Hall

Left wing

Taylor Hall Career

  • NHL team: Boston Bruins
  • Former teams: Edmonton Oilers
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 1st overall, 2010
  • Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall is a left wing who plays for the Edmonton Oilers. He was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round, 17th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

On July 1st, 2016 he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights to a six-year contract worth $42 million and became an unrestricted free agent on June 30th, 2020. In his rookie season (2010-11), Hall led all rookies in points (41) and assists (26).

The following year (2011-12), he finished second in scoring behind only Sidney Crosby with 116 points (50 goals and 76 assists). 

In 2013-14, Hall again led all scorers with 113 points while helping lead New Jersey to their fourth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

On February 26th, 2018 Taylor scored an overtime goal against Arizona that won game 5 of their playoff series and propelled them into the Conference Finals where they eventually lost to Washington Capitals 4 games to 2.

16. Nathan Bastian

Right winger

Nathan Bastian was born on December 6, 1997, in Kitchener, Ontario. He is a right-wing player who most recently played for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Nathan has represented Canada at various youth levels and has also appeared in two NHL games with the Calgary Flames. In addition to hockey, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family and playing video games.

As an amateur player, Bastian made a total of $87,500 over four seasons in the AHL before signing a pro contract with Hershey on July 1st of this year. His salary will be $675 per week plus bonuses which bring his yearly earnings up to around $861,000 as of October 2017 .

Nathan is set to make his professional debut against Charlotte Checkers on October 7th Nathan Bastian is a right-handed shooter who has played for the New Jersey Devils in the NHL. 

Bastian was drafted 41st overall by the Devils in 2016. He made his debut with New Jersey during the 2017–18 season and has since remained with the club playing regularly throughout that campaign and into this current one.

Bastian is known for being an offensively potent player, as evidenced by his point totals across both of his professional seasons thus far - 52 points in 71 games played between Seattle Kraken (AHL) and New Jersey last season, followed up by 53 points in 73 contests during 2018–19 so far with NJD.

17. John Madden


John Madden Career

  • 1989–90: Alliston Hornets
  • 1990–91: Alliston Hornets
  • 1990–91: Barrie Colts
  • 1991–92: Barrie Colts
  • 1992–93: Barrie Colts
  • 1993–94: Michigan Wolverines
  • 1994–95: Michigan Wolverines
  • 1995–96: Michigan Wolverines
  • 1996–97: Michigan Wolverines

John Madden is a Canadian-born American football coach and commentator. He has been the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, the Miami Dolphins, and most recently, the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).

As an NFL coach he has won two Super Bowls with three different teams: Oakland in 2002, Miami in 2006, and Philadelphia in 2008. 

His son Casey was also an NFL player who played for several teams including San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers before retiring at age 27 due to injuries sustained during a preseason game against Seattle Seahawks on August 30th 2007.

John's wife Kimberly attended college at Boston University where she majored in psychology while John earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University playing lacrosse there as well as being captain of their hockey team; they have three children together – Jack (b 1988), Ryan (b 1991) and Kaylee (b 1995). 

In 2010 he became a color commentator for Fox Sports' coverage of NCAA College Football games alongside play-by-play man Jim Nantz after 23 years working exclusively with CBS. 

Sports Radio commentary teams covering NFL games both nationally syndicated broadcasts on CBSSportsRadioNetwork .com/NFL or locally airing radio affiliates around North America[1].

Also Played For: university of michigan hockey

18. Brian Rafalski

Brian Rafalski

Rafalski is a defenseman who has played for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

Rafalski won two Stanley Cups with Detroit in 2007 and 2008. Injuries have caused him to miss much playing time in recent years, but he still manages to contribute on occasion. Rafalski lives in Michigan with his wife and three children.

Brian Rafalski was a defenseman for Brynäs IF, HPK and HIFK in the Swedish Elite League. He played college hockey at Michigan State University before being drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 1995 NHL Draft. Rafalski spent eight seasons with the Devils before he was traded to Detroit Red Wings in 2003.

He spent six seasons with Detroit before he signed as a free agent with Florida Everblades of the ECHL in 2009 where he retired after two seasons due to injury. 

Rafalski made his international debut with USA Hockey's National Team at the 1998 World Junior Championships and went on to win silver medals at both the 2002 and 2006 Olympics, as well as gold medal at 2010 World Championship.

After retiring from professional hockey, Brian became head coach of HC Sochi of Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) during 2012-13 season but resigned after two months citing personal reasons.

19. Pavel Zacha


Pavel Zacha Career

  • NHL team: Boston Bruins
  • Former teams: New Jersey Devils
  • NHL Draft: 6th overall, 2015
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Playing career: 2013–present

Pavel Zacha is a Czech professional ice hockey player who has played with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL) since 2015. 

He was drafted by Boston in the first round, 15th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing two seasons with HC Kladno in his home country, Zacha made his NHL debut with New Jersey at age 20 during the 2015–16 season and scored his first career goal on 27 October against Vancouver. 

Injuries limited him to just 37 games over two seasons with New Jersey before he was traded to San Jose for forward Devante Smith-Pelly and a 2019 third-round draft pick on 1 July 2018.

After posting five points in 10 games as a Shark, including registering three goals and an assist in 4 January 2019 against Ottawa, Zacha was recalled by New Jersey ahead of their game against Carolina on 5 January 2019 due to injuries sustained by Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier respectively earlier that month.

Also Played For: sarnia sting

20. Brian Gionta

Brian Gionta Career

  • 1993–94: Aquinas Institute
  • 1994–95: Rochester Jr. Americans
  • 1995–96: Niagara Scenic
  • 1996–97: Niagara Scenic
  • 1997–98: Boston College
  • 1998–99: Boston College
  • 1999–00: Boston College

Brian Gionta is a veteran winger who has played in the NHL for over 20 years. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 1997 draft.

Gionta has won multiple awards and accolades during his career, including five Stanley Cups with the Buffalo Sabres (2003-06, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2013-14).

Injuries have slowed down Gionta in recent seasons but he still competes regularly in international play. Brian Gionta currently resides in Rochester, New York with his wife and two children.

Brian Gionta was drafted by the Devils in the 82nd overall pick of the 1998 NHL Draft. He played for Montreal, Buffalo, Boston and finally the New Jersey Devils before retiring in 2018. Brian is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with Montreal in 2004 and 2007 as well as a three-time All Star selection.

In 2001, he set an NHL record for most consecutive games played with 97 including playoffs - this streak ended at 98 when he missed game six of the Eastern Conference Final due to injury.

 Brian has been married to Shawna since 2003 and they have two children together - daughters Kaitlyn (born 2006) and Morgan (born 2009).

Outside of hockey, Brian is heavily involved in philanthropy through his foundation which focuses on fighting childhood cancer and helping families affected by domestic violence.

Also Played For: ncaa hockey

21. John MacLean

John MacLean

John MacLean was born in Oshawa, Ontario on November 20th, 1964. He played his first NHL game with the New Jersey Devils in 1983 and would go on to play for San Jose Sharks until 1990.

In 1990 he was traded to the Calgary Flames where he spent two seasons before retiring from hockey at age 34 due to an ankle injury sustained playing for Canada at the World Championships that year.

After retirement John became a television color commentator and analyst for both Canadian and American leagues as well as working as a scout with the Ottawa Senators organization since 2006. 

John MacLean is married with three children and currently resides outside of Ottawa, Ontario John MacLean played for the New York Rangers and Dallas Stars in the NHL from 1983 to 2002.

He was a 3-time All Star and won two Stanley Cups with the Devils in 1995 and 2003. After his playing career ended, he became an assistant coach with the Devils until 2006 when he was appointed head coach of the team's American Hockey League affiliate, Albany River Rats. 

In 2013, John Maclean left Albany River Rats as head coach and joined HC Davos of Switzerland as an assistant coach under former Montreal Canadiens player Rick Hiller; both coaches were fired at end of season due to poor results.

22. Petr Sýkora

Petr Sýkora

Petr Sýkora is a Czech-born winger who has played in the NHL for Pittsburgh, Florida and Edmonton. He was drafted by the Penguins in the 3rd round of the 1997 draft and made his debut with them that same year.

In 2006 he signed with Florida where he scored 41 goals in 2007–08 to help them reach the Stanley Cup Finals but they were defeated by Detroit. 

The following season Petr again found himself on an NHL winner as Edmonton won their first championship since 1984.

During his career, Petr has been known for his speed, hand-eye coordination, and scoring ability from both sides of the ice (left wing or right wing). 

After ending his playing career at age 38, Petr now works as a vice president with Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) which owns and operates several entertainment venues across. 

North America including Rogers Place arena in Edmonton where he served as President until February 2019 when he took on additional responsibility within OEG’s hockey operations department.

23. Ilya Kovalchuk

Left wing

Ilya Kovalchuk Career

  • National team: Russia
  • NHL Draft: 1st overall, 2001
  • Atlanta Thrashers

Ilya Kovalchuk was born on April 15, 1983 in Kalinin, Russia. He is 6'3" and weighs 227 pounds. 

Ilya played for the Atlanta Thrashers from 2007 to 2018 before signing with the New Jersey Devils in July of this year.

Ilya's shot is right-handed and he has 154 goals and 277 assists in 906 career NHL games; putting him second all time among Russian players behind only Sergei Fedorov (389 goals). 

Ilya was a first team All Star twice (2008, 2010) as well as a member of both the Stanley Cup Champion Philadelphia Flyers (2005), and Olympic Gold Medalist Canada squad at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Ilya Kovalchuk is a Russian professional ice hockey player who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL).

In 2001, he was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Thrashers. He played for teams such as SKA Saint Petersburg, Avangard Omsk and Los Angeles Kings before moving to Montreal Canadiens in 2009. 

After three seasons with Montreal, Kovalchuk left North America to play for the Washington Capitals until his retirement in 2016-17 season at age 39 due to injury. 

Ilya Kovalchuk has won two Stanley Cup titles with both Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils respectively in 2008 and 2018; thus making him one of only five players to win multiple championships with different NHL clubs (the others being Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mike Bossy and Sidney Crosby).

He also holds records for most goals scored in an NHL career (691), most points scored in an NHL career (1,816) and most assists in an NHL career (741).

Also Played For: 2012–13 nhl season

24. Kyle Palmieri

Right winger

Kyle Palmieri

Kyle Palmieri is a 31-year-old right wing who has played in the NHL for eight seasons, most recently with the New Jersey Devils. He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the 2006 NHL Draft and made his debut with them that season.

After two seasons with Anaheim, he was traded to Boston where he spent four years before being signed by New Jersey as a free agent in 2016. Palmieri has scored over 100 points six times during his career and is known for his speed, scoring skills and hard work on ice.

In 2017-18, Palmieri had a career year offensively posting 36 goals and 97 points – both team highs – helping lead New Jersey to their first Stanley Cup championship since 2003. 

Kyle Palmieri is a right-handed shooter who was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2009. Kyle has played for the New York Islanders, Anaheim Ducks, and now plays with the New Jersey Devils.

Kyle has represented his country at both junior and senior levels, winning gold medals at each level. As of 2016-17 season, Kyle had accrued over 220 points in 284 games played throughout his career thus far.

25. Brian Rolston

Brian Rolston

Brian Rolston is a veteran center who has played in the NHL for 22 seasons. He was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 1990 NHL Draft and spent his entire career with them, retiring after the 2013-14 season.

Rolston made his Stanley Cup playoff debut with New Jersey in 1996, helping to lead them to their first ever Finals appearance that year. In 1,061 regular season games over parts of 22 seasons, he registered 692 points (252 goals and 486 assists).

In 213 postseason contests – all but one as a starter – Rolston totaled 86 points (31 goals and 55 assists). After spending four years playing for Colorado Avalanche from 2009-13, Brian signed with Boston Bruins on July 1st, 2013. 

Where he spent two more seasons before signing a one-day contract with Minnesota Wild on June 25th, 2017 at age 50 years old to retire as an active player after 19 total professional hockey seasons.

26. Cory Schneider


Cory Schneider Career

  • 2002–03: Phillips Academy
  • 2003–04: Phillips Academy
  • 2003–04: U.S. NTDP
  • 2003–04: U.S. NTDP
  • 2004–05: Boston College
  • 2005–06: Boston College

Cory Schneider is an American goaltender who has played for the New Jersey Devils in the NHL. 

Schneider was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 2003 and traded to the Devils in a deal that brought Scott Niedermayer to Vancouver.

He has been with New Jersey since 2007, appearing in over 570 games and winning 219 of them as they reached three Stanley Cup Finals appearances (2012, 2017, 2018). 

Injuries have limited him to just 32 games this season but he remains one of the top goalies in the league and is key part of their playoff ambitions.

Cory Schneider was born on March 18th 1986 in Marblehead Massachusetts USA which makes him 36 years old at present time Cory Schneider is a goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. 

Cory was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2004 and played his first season with them in 2005-06. In 2007, he was traded to the Canucks and has been with them ever since.

Cory has had some success during his career, including an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final (2012) as well as two Vezina Trophies (2013, 2014). 

He is currently playing for HC Ambrì-Piotta of Switzerland's National League A after being released from Vancouver at the end of last season.

Also Played For: nhl 16, massachusetts hockey

27. Kirk Muller

Kirk Muller

Kirk Muller is a veteran NHL centre who has played for the New Jersey Devils since he was drafted in 1987. He has scored over 1,000 points in his career and registered more than 500 goals.

In 2008, Muller won the Lester B. Pearson Award as Canada's top civilian athlete of the year. Kirk Muller currently resides in Kingston with his wife and two children Kirk Muller is a former NHL player and coach.

He played for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes. Kirk was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1984 and spent his entire playing career with them before retiring in 2003.

After retirement from playing hockey, Kirk began coaching with the Carolina Hurricanes and has been there since 2005. 

He has led his team to several playoff appearances during his tenure as head coach but they have yet to win a championship game or series however he remains highly respected within professional hockey circles for his work ethic and skill as an educator of players both on the ice rink and behind it.

Kirk Muller currently resides in Raleigh North Carolina with his wife Kelli and their two children Mackenzie (born 2001) & Nolan (born 2004).

28. Damon Severson


Damon Severson

Damon Severson is a defenseman for the New Jersey Devils. He was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Devils. 

Damon played college hockey at St Lawrence University where he won three NCAA championships, and was named to both the All-American First Team and ECAC Tournament All-Tournament Team as a senior in 2016-17.

Severson made his professional debut with Albany of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2017–18 season, scoring two goals and five assists in 48 games before earning promotion to New Jersey on January 18, 2018. 

In 54 games with New Jersey over parts of 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons, Severson has scored four goals and added eight assists while averaging 17:53 minutes per game; he finished second on team behind Taylor Hall for points (16), ranking first among defensemen for ice time per game (.79).

On July 1, 2020,Severson signed an extension with NJD through 2022-23 worth $4 million dollars ($1M AAV). As well as playing professionally in North America with NJD and their AHL affiliate Albany since being drafted in 2014.

His biggest achievements are winning 3 NCAA titles at St Lawrence including 2 consecutive years from 2015 – 2017 plus winning ECHL playoff championship twice also whilst playing pro this year helping albany win Calder Cup playoffs MVP award which completed 4 trophies overall within 5 years from when he started playing pro.

29. Ty Smith


Ty Smith Career

  • 2015–16: Lloydminster Bobcats
  • 2015–16: Spokane Chiefs
  • 2016–17: Spokane Chiefs
  • 2017–18: Spokane Chiefs
  • 2018–19: Spokane Chiefs
  • 2019–20: Spokane Chiefs
  • 2020–21: New Jersey Devils
  • 2021–22: New Jersey Devils

Ty Smith is a young Canadian basketball player who was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft. 

Ty Smith has had an impressive amateur career, playing for Canada at several youth tournaments and making his debut with the senior national team in 2018.

He played college ball at Texas A&M where he averaged 11 points and 6 rebounds per game as a sophomore before declaring for the draft. Smith's athleticism and length make him an intriguing prospect on both ends of the floor, but it will be his defensive ability that will give scouts most cause for concern moving forward.

With long-term potential as either a starting power forward or center, Ty Smith should have no trouble finding himself in a quality NBA squad next season Ty Smith was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 17th round of the 2018 NHL Draft. 

Ty Smith is a left-shooting defenceman who has played for Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils over his playing career so far.

Ty Smith had a good year with NJD last season, contributing 36 points (6 goals, 32 assists) in 82 games played. He is expected to be an important part of their future roster going forward. 

Smith will turn 21 years old this coming October and is still relatively young in terms of hockey experience, having plenty of time to continue developing his skills at the professional level.

Also Played For: spokane chiefs

30. Dave Andreychuk


Dave Andreychuk

Dave Andreychuk was a prolific scorer in the NHL, amassing over 1,500 points in his career. He began his career with the Buffalo Sabres before playing for Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins.

In 2007 he became only the second player to ever score 50 goals in a season twice (the first being Wayne Gretzky). He retired from professional hockey in 2013 after playing 16 seasons of regular-season and playoff games.

Dave Andrychuk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017 as part of its inaugural class. Dave Andreychuk was a highly successful NHL player for over 20 years, amassing more than 1,000 points in that time. 

He is best known for his long and successful career with the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he helped them to two Stanley Cup championships.

In 2006 he announced his retirement from professional ice hockey after 14 seasons playing in the NHL. Dave Andreychuk is also a highly respected figure within Canadian ice hockey circles, having served as both an assistant coach and head coach at various levels of competition throughout his career. 

He now works as an ambassador for charity organizations promoting physical fitness among young people across Canada.

31. Scott Gomez


Scott Gomez

Scott Gomez was born in Anchorage, Alaska on December 23, 1979. Gomez played his first professional hockey game with the Albany River Rats of the AHL in 1998-99 and made his NHL debut with the Devils two seasons later.

He has since established himself as one of the league's top centers and helped New Jersey to win four Stanley Cups (2000, 2003–05, 2006–07), a Presidents' Trophy (2002–03) and an Atlantic Division title (2007). 

Injuries have limited Gomez over the past few seasons but he still managed to play 82 games for New York last season before returning to injury status again this year.

At 43 years old, Scott Gomez is still playing at a high level and could conceivably continue doing so for many more years yet - making him one of the most successful American players in NHL history.

32. Yegor Sharangovich


Yegor Sharangovich

Yegor Sharangovich is a Belarusian footballer who plays as a midfielder. He made his senior debut for Minsk in 2017, and has since played for the national team at youth level.

In August 2018, he moved to Ukrainian side FC Vorskla Poltava on loan from Minsk. Sharangovich represented Belarus at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Bulgaria in 2016, where they finished runners-up to Spain.

Yegor Sharangovich's parents are both footballers; his father played professionally in Russia before moving to Belarus and playing for BATE Borisov, while his mother also played football at lower levels before retiring due to injury aged 32 Yegor Sharangovich is a Belarusian professional ice hockey player.

He played with HC Dinamo Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In 2018, he was drafted 141st overall by the New Jersey Devils in the NHL Draft. 

Sharangovich has represented his country at various junior levels, including playing for Team Belarus at the World Junior Championships twice and winning a gold medal in 2017 as well as a silver medal in 2016.

He made his debut with HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL during their season opener on October 6th, 2014 against SKA St Petersburg and recorded an assist on Vladimir Sobotka's goal to help clinch victory 4-1.

On January 8th, 2019, he scored his first career hat trick against Kunlun Red Star during an 8-0 win helping HC Dinamo Minsk secure their sixth straight KHL title.

33. P. K. Subban


P. K. Subban Career

  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Nashville Predators
  • New Jersey Devils

P. K. Subban is a defenseman for the Nashville Predators and was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round, sixteenth overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

He has won two Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenseman (2011, 2017), and he also won a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. 

Injuries have plagued him throughout his career – he missed most of 2013-14 due to an ankle injury sustained while playing for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships – but he has bounced back each time to become one of hockey's top players.

Subban is known for being a physical player who can score goals from defense as well as forward positions and is often compared to former Habs' greats such as Larry Robinson and Guy Lafleur because of his offensive skills combined with defensive acumen. 

On July 1st, 2018, PKA signed an eight year contract extension worth $72 million with Nashville which makes him one of league's highest paid players.

Also Played For: nashville predators

34. Paul Martin


Paul Martin Career

  • 2020–2021: Minnesota (Undergrad asst.)
  • 2022–Present: Minnesota (Grad asst.)

Paul Martin was born in Elk River, Minnesota on March 5th 1981. He played his junior hockey with the Fribourg-Gottéron team of the Swiss Elite League before being drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2000.

After a successful three year career in the AHL, Martin made his NHL debut with New Jersey during the 2003–04 season and has since then been an important part of their defence corps. 

In 2008, Paul signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh and spent two seasons there before moving to San Jose in 2012 where he has remained ever since.

Paul is one of only five players (along with Erik Karlsson, Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty and Shea Weber) to win both The Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins 2009) and The Norris Trophy (New Jersey Devils 2007). 

Alongside Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton and Chris Pronger – all Hockey Hall of Famers – Paul Martin is widely considered one of the best American defensemen ever playing professional ice hockey.

35. Aaron Broten

Aaron Broten

Aaron Broten is a center fielder and member of the Colorado Rockies. He was born in Roseau, Minnesota on November 14th 1960 and has played for the Rockies since 1992.

Aaron's shot left makes him one of only two players ever to play in both Major League Baseball (MLB) and Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). In 2001 he helped his team win their first NL West title since 1982 as well as making an appearance at the MLB All-Star game that year in San Diego, California.

Although he retired from playing professionally after 2003, Aaron continues to work with various charities around baseball including The Special Olympics and Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

Since retiring from playing professional ball, Aaron has continued living near Denver where he enjoys spending time with his wife Danae and their four children - Taylor Brooke (born 1995), Sawyer Chase (1998), Sloan Harper (2000) & Presley Ruthven (2003).

36. Sergei Brylin

Sergei Brylin

Sergei Brylin was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR on January 13th, 1974. He is a center/winger who has played for teams such as CSKA Moscow and Dynamo Kyiv of the Russian Premier League, FK Khimki of the Russian First Division and most recently Crystal Palace FC in the English Premier League.

On September 10th 2015 he announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 48 due to injury concerns. 

Sergei Brylin represented Russia at international level playing over 100 times between 1994-2015 scoring 9 goals including 2 during Euro 96 qualifying campaign which helped Russia qualify for their first ever European Championship finals tournament that year where they reached the semi-finals before losing to hosts France 1-0 after extra time.

Outside of football Sergei Brylin is an avid motorcyclist having competed in various championships across Europe winning titles with both Yamaha and KTM motorcycles respectively.

37. Claude Lemieux

Claude Lemieux

Claude Lemieux is a retired hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens. Claude Lemieux was born in Quebec, Canada and spent most of his career playing with the Montreal Canadiens.

He was known as one of the fastest players in the NHL and could shoot accurately from any direction. After retiring from professional hockey, Claude Lemieux began working as a sports commentator for French-language networks across North America.

In 2006 he became head coach of Team Canada's men's national ice hockey team, but resigned after two years due to differences with Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson over player selection policies and strategy.

However, he continued to work with Team Canada as an advisor until 2013 when they won their fourth Olympic gold medal under current head coach Mike Babcock In 2007. He founded The Claude Lemieux Foundation which supports various causes such as cancer research and youth education initiatives.

38. Dawson Mercer


Dawson Mercer

Dawson Mercer is a young player who has been drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2022. Mercer was born in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador on October 27th, 2001.

He is 6'0" tall and weighs 183 pounds which makes him very strong for his size. Mercer played soccer until he was 11 years old when he started playing hockey as an alternate captain for his team at school because his dad wanted him to try it out instead of just playing one sport all the time like most kids do these days.

Dawson Mercer is a 20-year-old center from Canada who was drafted in the 2020 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils. Mercer has played for Team Canada at various junior levels, including playing on their World Junior Championship team in 2018. 

Mercer is an offensive player with good skating and hockey sense. He has been used primarily as a center over the past few years, but can also play wing or defense if needed.

Mercer had a breakout season in 2019–20, scoring 25 goals and 44 points in 73 games for the Belleville Bulls of the OHL playoffs before being called up to play for Canada at the World Championships where he won a silver medal. 

Mercer is considered one of Canada's top young prospects and looks set to continue his development into an elite NHL player.

39. Miles Wood

Left wing

Miles Wood

Miles Wood was born in Buffalo, New York on September 13th 1995. Miles is 6' 2" tall and weighs 195 pounds. He plays left wing for the Chicago Blackhawks and has scored 15 goals and added 27 assists in 73 games played during the 2017-2018 season to date.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Wood spent three seasons with the Avalanche where he recorded 88 points (37G-53A) in 205 career games played before being traded to Chicago at the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline. 

Wood participated in both Canada's World Junior Championship gold medal winning squad as well as their victory over Sweden at the IIHF World Championship earlier this year, scoring two goals en route to being named Top Forward at both tournaments respectively.

Born and raised a Sabres fan until his trade made him a Blackhawk by choice., Wood nevertheless credits former Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog for helping pave his way into professional hockey after impressing upon meeting him while playing summer leagues - something that undoubtedly helped get Woods onto an NHL roster early on. 

Hard working player who doesn't shy away from physical play or going out of his way to block shots; very dangerous off of set pieces due to ability shoot accurately from distance; good penalty killer when called upon too.

40. Jesper Boqvist


Jesper Boqvist

Jesper Boqvist is a young, up-and-coming defenseman for the New Jersey Devils. He was drafted in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by New Jersey and quickly became an important part of their team.

Jesper has already represented Sweden at multiple levels of international play and is considered one of the top prospects in his country. He has excellent skating ability and can move around the ice very well with or without the puck on his stick.

Jesper's defensive game is still developing, but he possesses a lot of potential to develop into a top-level defender in the future. 

In 2022, Jesper will be entering his third season with New Jersey and looks poised to continue making progress as one of hockey's most promising young stars Jesper Boqvist is a Swedish defenseman who was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 36th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft.

Boqvist has spent most of his playing career with Brynäs IF in Sweden's top league, SEL. He made his professional debut at just 18 years old and has quickly established himself as one of Sweden's best defensemen. 

In 2016–17, he led all SHL rookies in scoring with 26 points (seven goals and 19 assists) in 55 games played for Brynäs IF; this earned him a nomination for the Jari Kurri Trophy as Sweden's rookie of the year awardee that season.

The following season, Boqvist added 21 points (six goals and 17 assists) to help lead Brynäs IF to their first ever SHL championship title; he also helped Team Sweden win silver at the World Juniors Championships that year, where he recorded two assists in six games played en route to being named tournament MVP honors. 

This past campaign saw Boqvist record 33 points (11 goals and 22 assists) over 56 regular season games for Brynäs IF; this placed him second on team behind only teammate Linus Arnesson in terms of points scored during the 2018-19 season.

41. Kevin Bahl

Kevin Bahl is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the first round, 17th overall, by the Oilers in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his NHL debut on October 5, 2018 against Vancouver and scored his first goal just over a month later against Minnesota. In total he has played 10 games for Edmonton so far this season scoring one goal and two assists with a plus-two rating while averaging 12:48 minutes per game played.

Previously Kevin had spent three seasons playing major junior hockey with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL). During that time he recorded 137 points (61G+78A) in 159 games helping them to win their second consecutive. 

WHL championship as well as being named CHL Player of Year for 2017/18 campaign after leading all players in both points and goals scored during playoffs run which secured an automatic berth into Memorial Cup tournament where they ultimately lost to Windsor Spitfires 4-games-to-1 despite coming back from 3 down in final series game.

Prior to turning pro Kevin competed internationally at world juniors representing Canada winning silver medal after registering six points (three goals + three assists) through seven contests including shootout victory over United States U20 team.

Also contributing offensively at both World U17 Championships – claiming gold medal alongside teammate Kale Clague – and World Junior A Challenge finishing third on Team Canada behind Moncton Wildcats and Lethbridge Hurricanes respectively.

After completing junior career Kevin attended Colorado College University where he majored in business management.

42. Andreas Johnsson

Left wing

Andreas Johnsson

Andreas Johnsson is a winger who played for HV71 of the Swedish Elitserien during the 2018 season. He was drafted in the 2nd round, 50th overall by the Senators in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Andreas had an impressive rookie season, scoring 16 goals and adding 18 assists for 34 points in 54 games with Ottawa. In 2017-18, he added 12 goals and 26 assists for 38 points in 57 games as well as appearing in 14 playoff games helping lead HV71 to their first ever SHL Championship.

Andreas will be looking to build on his promising sophomore campaign this year and help lead Ottawa back to playoffs where they hope to compete for a championship once again. 

Andreas Johnsson is a left-handed shot forward who was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013. He has spent most of his career with the New Jersey Devils, but has also played for the Utica Comets and Frölunda HC in Sweden.

Andreas Johnsson has made an impactful debut in the NHL, scoring 10 goals and adding 15 assists for 25 points in 56 games this season. Andreas Johnsson is known as being a skilled passer and playmaker, which makes him a valuable asset on both offense and defense.

43. Jonas Siegenthaler


Jonas Siegenthaler

Jonas Siegenthaler was born in Switzerland on May 6th, 1997. He is a defenceman and played for the Zürich Lions of the National League A during the 2017-2018 season.

The Washington Capitals signed Siegenthaler to an entry-level contract on July 1st, 2018. Siegenthaler made his NHL debut with the Capitals against Winnipeg Jets on October 5th, 2018 at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.

In that game he recorded one assist and five shots on goal in 11:10 minutes of ice time. 

Jonas Siegenthaler has represented Switzerland at both junior and senior level internationally including playing at the World Junior Championships twice (2013 & 2017), as well as captaining their U20 team to a gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament held in Finland).

Jonas Siegenthaler is currently enrolled in Business Administration studies at McGill University where he plans to graduate with his MBA in 2021.

44. Mackenzie Blackwood


Mackenzie Blackwood

Mackenzie Blackwood is a 26-year old forward with the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League. He was drafted by the Devils in the fourth round, 129th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Blackwood has played four seasons of college hockey at Boston College where he tallied 76 points (39 goals and 43 assists) over that time span. 

In his rookie season with Binghamton in 2018-19, Blackwood led all AHL rookies in scoring with 36 points (13 goals and 23 assists).

The 6'4" forward also represented Team Canada at both the World Junior Championships and World Championship respectively this past year helping Canada capture silver medals at both tournaments; finishing as one of only two players to score at each tournament for his country during its run to glory.

Mackenzie Blackwood was born in 1995, making her 18 years old as of the 2016-17 season. She is from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and attended Upper Canada College where she played varsity hockey for two seasons (2013–14 and 2014–15). In 2015, Mackenzie was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 42nd overall draft.

Her first professional season came with their AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils. She made her NHL debut on April 7th against Ottawa Senators and posted a 2-1 loss in net despite stopping 28 out of 30 shots faced. 

For her second game on April 8th against Boston Bruins, Blackwood recorded his first career win extending the Devils' winning streak to three games with a 3-0 victory over Boston at Prudential Center.

On October 22nd vs Philadelphia Flyers, Mackenzie became just the 12th goaltender in NJDevils history to record an assist when he set up Kyle Palmieri for Albany's third goal during their 4-1 home win over Philadelphia that day.    

As of December 1st 2017 Mackenzie has amassed a 10-7 record with 2 shutouts along with posting a 0 GA/AA ratio which puts him only 9 goals above league average amongst goaltenders who have played more than 50% of their team’s minutes this year leading all rookies.

45. Alexander Holtz

Alexander Holtz

Alexander Holtz was born on January 23, 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden. Holtz is 6'0" tall and weighs 183 pounds. He played for the Utica Comets in the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2019-20 season.

In 2021, Alexander Holtz will turn 20 years old and he is expected to play with Team Sweden at the World Junior Championship Tournament that year. Alexander also has experience playing as a defenseman and forward for his junior club Djurgardens IF of Stockholm.

Sweden where he scored 26 points (10 goals and 16 assists) in 50 games played during the 2018-19 season before being drafted by Vancouver Canucks in the 7th round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft Alexander Holtz is a right wing for the New Jersey Devils in the NHL.

He was drafted 7th overall by them in 2020. Alexander Holtz has played with Djurgårdens IF and the NJ Devils since 2019-present. He scored his first NHL goal on October 12th, 2019 against Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko. 

Alexander Holtz is known for being very fast and strong on the ice which makes him hard to defend against.

46. Alexander Mogilny

Alexander Mogilny Career

  • 1986–87: CSKA Moscow
  • 1987–88: CSKA Moscow
  • 1988–89: CSKA Moscow
  • 1989–90: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1990–91: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1991–92: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1992–93: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1993–94: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1994–95: Spartak Moscow

Alexander Mogilny was born on February 18, 1969 in Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR. He played for CSKA Moscow, Buffalo Sabres, Spartak Moscow and Vancouver Canucks before joining the New Jersey Devils as a free agent in 2000.

Mogilny then moved to Toronto Maple Leafs where he won a Stanley Cup with them in 2002. The following year he joined the Montreal Canadiens but left after one season to play for the Russia national team at the 2004 Olympics and 2006 World Championships.

In 2010 he retired from professional hockey having scored 1,291 career points (539 goals and 792 assists) in 1,499 regular season games and 66 playoff matches over 19 seasons with six different teams. 

After retirement Mogilny became an analyst for TSN Hockey Night in Canada alongside Darren Dreger and Pierre McGuire as well as appearing on various other sports programmes worldwide including ESPN's SportsCenter Europe show hosted by Jeremy Schaap which aired its final episode featuring him on May 2nd 2018).

Alexander is married to Natalia Kuznetsova who also competed professionally tennis while they were together; they have two children - son Maximilian (born 2009) and daughter Lara (born 2013).

47. Jay Pandolfo

Left wing

Jay Pandolfo Career

  • 2014–2016: Boston Bruins (development)
  • 2016–2021: Boston Bruins (assistant)
  • 2021–2022: Boston University (associate)
  • 2022–Present: Boston University

Pandolfo played for the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, and New York Islanders during his NHL career. Pandolfo was drafted by the Devils in the 32nd overall spot in the 1993 NHL Draft.

Pandolfo is best known for his time with the Devils where he scored over 100 points twice (2002-03, 2005-06). 

After playing six seasons with New Jersey, Pandolfo was traded to Boston along with Adam Henrique in exchange for Zach Parise and Ryan Carter on July 5th, 2010.

In 2013-14 season, Jay signed a one year deal with fellow Atlantic Division rival NY Islanders before being acquired by the Bruins on January 16th of 2014 as part of a three team trade that also involved Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks. 

At age 38 years old Jay announced his retirement from professional hockey after only appearing in 22 games during the 2017/2018 campaign due to injury.

48. Adam Henrique

Left wing

Adam Henrique Career

  • 2005–06: Brantford 99ers AAA
  • 2005–06: Brantford Golden Eagles
  • 2006–07: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2007–08: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2008–09: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2009–10: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2010–11: Albany Devils
  • 2010–11: New Jersey Devils
  • 2011–12: Albany Devils
  • 2011–12: New Jersey Devils
  • 2012–13: Albany Devils

Adam Henrique is a forward for the New Jersey Devils. He was drafted in 2009 by the Anaheim Ducks, but never played with them due to contract disputes. 

Henrique then signed with the Devils as a free agent in 2013 and has since become one of their most consistent players.

He has scored over 100 points three times in his career and was an important part of Team Canada's gold medal run at the World Championships last year. Adam Henrique is an excellent skater who can both score and create chances for others on the ice, making him a valuable asset to any team he plays for.

Adam Henrique is a left-handed shooter who played for the Anaheim Ducks and New Jersey Devils in the NHL. Adam Henrique was drafted by the Devils in 2008 and has since appeared in over 200 games with them. 

Adam Henrique has also represented Canada at various international tournaments including the World Championships and Olympic Games.

In 2010, he signed with HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga where he finished as runner-up to the Jaromir Jagr Trophy as league MVP. 

The 26-year-old forward returned to North America this season signing with NJDASK Zilina of Slovak Extraliga, scoring 10 goals and 17 assists in 27 games so far this season; putting him 2nd on the team behind only Patrik Elias.

49. Bruce Driver

Bruce Driver

Driver was born in Etobicoke, Ontario on April 29th, 1962. Driver played his junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL before going to play college hockey at Bowling Green State University.

Driver made his professional debut with the Winnipeg Jets in 1988 and has been a fixture in their lineup ever since. He has won four Stanley Cups with the team (1990-91, 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2000-01) and is also a two time All Star selection (1991, 1997).

In 2002 Driver signed as an unrestricted free agent with the New Jersey Devils and has not looked back - he currently holds the record for most points by a Devil player in one season (106), as well as being second all time behind Scott Stevens for most goals by a Devil player (420).

Driver announced his retirement from playing in 2013 after 18 seasons in which he amassed over 1000 points including 805 assists and 603 career goals - making him one of only 11 players ever to score more than 600 goals and dish out over 500 assists during their NHL careers. 

Bruce is now an ambassador for both Team Canada AND Hockey Canada and continues to work closely with youth programs across North America through his foundation - The Drive Foundation.

50. Stéphane Richer

Stéphane Richer

Richer is a right wing player who has played for the Quebec Nordiques, Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks in his NHL career. Richer was drafted by the Nordiques in 1985 and spent six seasons with them before being traded to the Ducks in 1991.

He remained there until 1997 before moving on to Vancouver. After playing two seasons with Vancouver, Richer retired from hockey at the age of 32 due to injuries sustained while playing for Team Canada at the World Championships that year. 

Following his retirement from professional hockey, Richer started working as an agent and advisor for players looking to enter into the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).

In 2010, Richer made a return to professional hockey when he signed with HC Davos of Switzerland's National League A (NLA). However, after only four games he decided to retire again due to ongoing injury concerns. 

Currently, Richer works as an analyst for TVA Sports during French language broadcasts of NHL games alongside longtime friend and former teammate Patrick Roy. Stéphane is married with three children and lives in Montreal suburb Laval.

51. Jason Arnott

Jason Arnott Career

  • Edmonton Oilers
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Dallas Stars
  • Nashville Predators
  • Washington Capitals
  • St. Louis Blues

Jason Arnott was born on October 11, 1974 in Collingwood, Ontario. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the third round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Arnott played for the Oilers, New Jersey Devils and Dallas Stars over a ten-year career before retiring in 2006. In 2001 he won his first Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers, and he also represented Canada at two Olympic Games (1998 and 2002).

Jason Arnott is currently an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings Jason Arnott was drafted 7th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1993 NHL Draft. He played his entire career with the Oilers, making it to 1,079 games and scoring 574 points (240 goals and 374 assists).

Jason won a Stanley Cup with Edmonton in 2006-07, becoming only the 4th player from Alberta to win a championship. 

After playing for Washington as a free agent in 2013-14 he retired at 34 years old after 6 seasons in Washington. In 2014, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame alongside Adam Oates and Guy Carbonneau.

Jason currently coaches young players at his home rink - The Capitals’ practice facility - wearing #23 for them.

Final Words

. . The New Jersey Devils are a beloved hockey team with an impressive history. Founded in 1974 as the Albany River Rats, they have had some of the best players in NHL history play for them, including Wayne Gretzky, Martin Brodeur and Patrik Elias.

They have won two Stanley Cups (1995 and 2003), making them one of the most successful teams in league history.

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Brandon McNally

I have been playing hockey my whole life. I am currently a professional hockey player with the Calgary Flames. I am also a part time coach at the University of Calgary and the head coach of the Calgary Northstars Minor Hockey Association. I have always wanted to be an NHL player and I am very excited to be one! My hobbies are playing hockey, coaching, and spending time with my family. LinkedIn

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