Who is your all-time New Jersey Devils team at each position? We weigh in with our opinion of who is worthy of the title.
Started in 1982, they have seen their fair share of Hall of Famers and hockey greats come through, whether it be as a contributor to a championship team, or a brief stint in their hockey careers.
During the team’s time in Newark, NJ, the Devils have treated their fans to three Stanley Cup championships (1995, 2000, 2003).
Often the forgotten team in an area dominated by the New York Rangers and Islanders, the Devils were once described as a “Mickey Mouse operation” by Wayne Gretzky after his Edmonton Oilers routed the Devils 13-4 in a regular season game during the 1983-84 season.
Fast forward to the present, and the team is vastly improved. In fact, at one time, the Devils were considered the model team to emulate, as far as their performance on the ice.
Even though they were the players that fans outside of New Jersey recognized the most, Stevens and Brodeur weren’t the only ones on the ice. It is safe to say that they could contribute part of their success to their teammates, because hockey is a team sport.
As mentioned before, the Devils organization has seen many great players come and go in it’s 30+ years existence. But it’s not just players, it’s been those leading behind the bench that have contributed to the product on the ice.
Here are my all-time players at each position, and managers that I would build a Devils team around.