Player News - Devils

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Colby Sissons has been assigned to Albany of the AHL.

He had 28 points in 63 games with Swift Current of the WHL in 2016-17. Sissons also had six points in 14 playoff contests. Sissons agreed to an entry-level contract with New Jersey back in October.
Apr 25 - 4:59 PM

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet is reporting that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to the NHL.

Kovalchuk left the New Jersey Devils at the end of the 2012-13 season to play in his native Russia by 'retiring' from the NHL. The sniper is only 34 years of age and had 417 goals and 816 points in 816 games before bolting to the KHL. He may or may not return to New Jersey and if not, a team will have to pay the Devils a pretty penny. "The New Jersey Devils own his rights, he could sign and play for them no problem," said Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada. "If he wants to play for somebody else, technically all the other NHL teams would have to approve it. But here's the way that this I think is going to work: if he doesn't want to play for New Jersey or if New Jersey doesn't want him playing for them, and neither the agent nor the team is commenting on this, I think whoever gets him is going to work out either a sign and trade with New Jersey or they’re going to trade for his rights."
Apr 23 - 7:49 AM

Yaroslav Dyblenko has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract with New Jersey.

He registered 11 points and 51 penalty minutes in 51 games for Spartak Moskva of the KHL in 2016-17.
Apr 20 - 2:18 PM

Miles Wood will get some much needed playoff experience with AHL Albany to round out 2016-17.

"I’ve never played in a playoff situation, a seven-game series," Wood said. "College was just one game and out type thing. I’ve never been in a save game series, so I don’t really know what to expect." Wood had eight goals and 17 points in 60 contests with New Jersey as a rookie this season. He's with Albany now because the Devils' season is over, but he's projected to win a roster spot with New Jersey out of training camp in 2017.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 20 - 9:55 AM

Blake Speers will join the AHL's Albany Devils for the Calder Cup Playoffs.

The New Jersey prospect generated 15 goals and 19 assists in 30 regular-season games for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL in 2016-17. Speers also added one goal and seven assists in 11 playoff contests.
Apr 18 - 4:06 PM

Keith Kinkaid is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Kinkaid is coming off a two-year, $1.45 million deal and he'll likely get a bigger cap hit this time around. He's coming off a solid season where he posted a 2.64 GAA and .916 save percentage in 26 contests with the lowly Devils. New Jersey might have some interest in re-signing him, but Kinkaid does have aspirations to become a starter, which might lead to him exploring other opportunities.
Apr 13 - 10:22 AM

With the end of the 2016-17 campaign, Marc Savard's seven-year, $28.15 million contract is expiring.

Savard only got to play in 25 games over the life of that contract as concussion issues cut his career short. His contract was traded a few times over its life for cap reasons, but unfortunately it's been known for a long time that he would never be able to continue his NHL career.
Apr 13 - 10:19 AM

It looks like the New Jersey Devils will keep John Hynes as their head coach going into the 2017-18 campaign.

Hynes wrapped up his second season as the Devils' bench boss and the team posted a 28-40-14 record. While that obviously leaves a lot to be desired, New Jersey likely wouldn't have been a particularly good team regardless of who was coaching. Even with that in mind, the 2017-18 season might determine if Hynes stays with the Devils or not. If he falls short of the playoffs for a third straight season, the Devils might feel it's important to make a coaching change regardless of what he had been given to work with.
Apr 12 - 10:05 AM

Miles Wood feels he took "huge strides" forward in 2016-17.

Wood had eight goals and 17 points in 60 games as a rookie in 2016-17. "I know what to expect now," Wood said. "The past three seasons, it’s been start fresh in the new year with a new team. I didn’t know what to expect." He added that he can't wait for next season when he'll get to play for New Jersey again. Before that happens though, he'll report to AHL Albany to help them in their battle for a playoff spot.
Apr 11 - 9:17 AM

Miles Wood has returned to the minors.

Wood had eight goals and 17 points in 60 games with New Jersey. Now that the NHL regular season is over, he'll have a chance to get some extra work in with AHL Albany.
Apr 10 - 5:43 PM

Ben Thomson has been sent to AHL Albany.

Thomson had no points in three games with New Jersey. He's recorded nine points and 86 penalty minutes in 69 AHL games this season.
Apr 10 - 5:42 PM

Blake Coleman will report to AHL Albany.

Coleman has a goal and an assist in 23 games this season. He also has 18 goals and 34 points in 49 AHL contests.
Apr 10 - 5:41 PM

The New Jersey Devils have sent Joseph Blandisi to the AHL.

Blandisi had three goals and nine points in 27 games with New Jersey. At the AHL level he's recorded seven goals and 23 points in 28 contests.
Apr 10 - 5:40 PM

Cory Schneider allowed four goals on 35 shots in a 4-1 loss to Detroit in the season finale.

Schneider will be happy to put a bookend on the 2016-17 season, albeit with a five game losing skid. The veteran went 20-27-11 with a 2.82 goals against average and .908 save percentage this season, making for career lows in the latter two categories.
Apr 10 - 12:53 AM

John Moore scored his 12th goal of the season in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Red Wings.

Moore notched 12 goals and 22 points in 63 games this season, easily surpassing his previous career high of four goals in a year. The 26-year-old had three goals in his final four games.
Apr 10 - 12:51 AM


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