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Peter DeBoer | Center

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (46) / 6/13/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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The New Jersey Devils are starting an analytics department.
Sunny Mehta, who used to be a professional poker player, has been hired to head the department. He will report to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. Mehta authored two books on the card game, but he's taken an interest in advanced statistics in recent years and has authored hockey blog posts on the subject. Aug 1 - 9:57 AM

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New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer expects the team to bounce back after missing the playoffs in back-to-back campaigns.

"I'm real excited about the upcoming year," DeBoer said. "We've had a couple of transition years, transitioning through Zach Parise and (Ilya) Kovalchuk leaving and I like the mix of guys we have now and I feel real confident about our ability to be very competitive." The Devils certainly have a chance to make the playoffs next season, but they're not exactly a good team. They haven't lured or developed a player of Parise or Kovalchuk's caliber since losing them and their core of forwards looks lackluster as a result. If they make the playoffs, it will be thanks to goaltender Cory Schneider.
Jul 9 - 9:55 AM

New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello wants to add a forward from the unrestricted free agent market.

The Devils bought out defenseman Anton Volchenkov in order to free up some extra cap space to fulfill that goal. It's not clear who the Devils are pursuing, but it might be Paul Stastny or one of the other top UFAs after the Devils averaged just 2.40 goals per game in 2013-14.
Jul 1 - 10:39 AM

The New Jersey Devils will be the final team to play their first game at home in the 2014-15 season.

The NHL released every team's home opener on Saturday and the rest of the schedule will be released today at 4 pm (ET). The Devils begin the season on the road at Philadelphia on October 9 and play at home on October 18 against the San Jose Sharks.
Jun 22 - 7:10 AM

New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello hasn't decided whether to use a compliance buyout yet.

"You don't use something just for the sake of using it," he said. "If it is used it will be for the right reasons, but that's not saying it will be used. Right now we're still having our final meetings and no decisions have been made either way." There has been speculation that the Devils could buy out Anton Volchenkov or Bryce Salvador before the June 30 deadline.
Jun 19 - 10:04 AM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman decided to give the Devils a 2014 first-round draft pick mostly because of new owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer.

"If it weren't for the fact that there were new owners, I wouldn't have done it," said Bettman, who emphasized that the draft selection was not brought up during the negotiations to buy the club. "The fact that there were changed circumstances and new owners made me comfortable doing it." The circumstances he was eluding to was the departure of Ilya Kovalchuk to play in the KHL after the Devils were punished for giving him a 17-year, $102 million deal in 2010. New Jersey has the 30th overall pick in this June's draft and they cannot trade it.
Jun 5 - 10:44 AM

Lewis Katz, the former owner of the New Jersey Devils, was killed in a plane crash Saturday night.

There were no survivors among the seven people on the private jet, which erupted in flames when it crashed at Hanscom Field. Katz also once owned the New Jersey, now Brooklyn, Nets. He was 72 years old.
Jun 1 - 11:05 AM

New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello said that head coach Peter DeBoer will return for the 2014-15 season.

DeBoer is apparently signed through the 2014-15 season and Lamoriello said during the first intermission that DeBoer will return. That should stop all the speculation regarding DeBoer's future.
Apr 14 - 8:24 AM

Contrary to earlier reports about the New Jersey Devils needing to sign Peter DeBoer for next season, the team indicates he's locked up through 2014-15.

Most importantly, it's believed he'll be asked back. Many advanced stat metrics argue that the Devils have performed better than their last two seasons' results indicate, and they did make the Stanley Cup Final in 2012.
Apr 13 - 3:55 PM

The New Jersey Devils are reportedly close to locking up coach Peter DeBoer.

DeBoer's contract with the Devils is set to expire this summer. There's been some speculation that he might join the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team's bench boss, but it looks like that won't be the case.
Apr 13 - 12:16 PM

There's speculation that the Toronto Maple Leafs might try to lure Peter DeBoer to serve as their head coach.

DeBoer's contract with the New Jersey Devils expires this summer. He's coached David Clarkson in the OHL and NHL, so he might be able to help him rebound after a rough first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Apr 11 - 1:49 PM

The New Jersey Devils have officially been eliminated from the playoffs.

That's the third time in four seasons that the once great Devils' franchise has failed to advance to the postseason. To be fair, not much was expected of them this season after Ilya Kovalchuk walked away from them a mere year after Zach Parise left as a free agent. In fact, an argument could be made that they exceeded expectations by coming close. Either way, the Devils have a lot of work ahead of them as they aren't exactly a team a young team or one that's embraced a rebuild. If they want to avoid being forced into a rebuilding process, then they need to have a great summer.
Apr 10 - 10:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils are approaching the record for most shootout losses in a single season.

New Jersey has lost 11, just one shy of the 2011-12 Montreal Canadiens. The difference is that the Devils are 0-11 while Montreal actually won five shootouts. New Jersey's inability to win in the skills competition is one of the main reasons they're unlikely to make the playoffs.
Apr 3 - 11:03 AM

The New Jersey Devils have dropped to 0-11 in shootouts this season.

At least they made their latest attempt interesting. The Devils had a nine round shootout against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, but ultimately couldn't beat the league's worst team. Had they won at least half of their shootouts this season, the Devils would currently hold a Wild Card spot.
Apr 2 - 9:09 AM

The New Jersey Devils lost their 10th straight shootout this season on Saturday.

If you go back to last season, the streak is now 14 in a row. They have been so bad once the overtime has finished that they have scored only once in 30 chances including going 0-2 against the Islanders on Saturday. Their lack of success in the shootout will likely cost them a place in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Mar 30 - 4:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Reid Boucher
5Jacob Josefson
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Tuomo Ruutu
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Michael Ryder
3Damien Brunner
4Martin Havlat
5Steve Bernier
6Mike Sislo
D1Andy Greene
2Marek Zidlicky
3Bryce Salvador
4Eric Gelinas
5Peter Harrold
6Adam Larsson
7Jonathon Merrill
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid
3Scott Clemmensen