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Larry Robinson

Larry Robinson (Hockey.  Born, Winchester, Ont., June 2, 1951.)  An All-Star defenseman with Montreal, Larry Robinson served two terms as head coach of the Devils.  Robinson first became bench boss when Robbie Ftorek was fired Mar. 23, 2000, and Robinson was promoted from assistant coach.  He led the Devils to the Stanley Cup, the team’s […]

Scott Stevens

Scott Stevens (Hockey.  Born, Kitchener, Ont., Apr. 1, 1964.)  Considered by many to be the key to three Stanley Cup champions, defenseman Ronald Scott Stevens may be the most important compensation choice in N.H.L. history.  Stevens signed as a free agent with St. Louis from Washington and was named team captain in 1990.  When St. Louis […]

Colin Stephenson

Colin Stephenson (Sportswriter.  Born, Jamaica, W.I., Jan. 27, 1964.)  A journalism major at St. John’s, Colin Andrew Stephenson began his professional career as a news reporter at the Courier-News (Bridgewater, N.J.) in 1987.  Stephenson switched to sports in 1988 and moved to the Asbury Park Press in 1989.  At the Press, he was a ubiquitous N.H.L. […]

Kirk Muller

Kirk Muller (Hockey. Born, Kingston, Ont., Feb. 8, 1966.) Three of the first four times the Devils’ team M.V.P. award was presented, it was won by left wing Kirk C. Muller (1985, 1987, 1988). Muller was among the best of the early Devils who played for the franchise after its relocation to New Jersey from […]

John McMullen

John McMullen (Hockey. Born, Jersey City, NJ, May 10, 1918; died, Montclair, NJ, Sept. 16, 2005.) During his long career, John Joseph McMullen was many things, including a U.S. Navy officer, a maritime engineer, a multi-millionaire, and a sports team owner. McMullen bought the N.H.L. Colorado franchise (with Brendan Byrne and John C. Whitehead) on […]

Jacques Lemaire

Jacques Lemaire (Hockey. Born, LaSalle, P.Q., Sept. 7, 1945.) Considered by many the coach who turned the talented Devils into a serious playoff threat, Jacques Lemaire was hired by general manager Lou Lamoriello June 28, 1993. While the Devils had been a frequent playoff team (advancing to the semifinals in 1988), Lemaire, who imposed a […]

Lou Lamoriello

Lou Lamoriello (Hockey. Born, Providence, RI, Oct. 21, 1942.) By building a team that in 2003 won the Stanley Cup for the third time in nine seasons, Lou Lamoriello solidified his place as one of hockey’s outstanding executives. After a career at Providence College in which he was an athlete, coach, and athletic director, Lamoriello became […]

John MacLean

John MacLean (Hockey. Born, Oshawa, Ont., Nov. 20, 1964.) Selected No. 1 by the Devils (sixth overall) in the 1983 draft, John Harold MacLean is acknowledged to have scored what may be the most important single goal in team history. On Apr. 3, the final night of the 1988 regular season, MacLean tallied at 2:21 of […]

Mike Emrick

Mike Emrick (Sportscaster.  Born Marion, IN, Aug. 1, 1946.)  Considered by many observers the premier hockey announcer in the U.S., Michael (Doc) Emrick has been associated with the Rangers and, most prominently, the Devils.  Emrick made his N.H.L. television debut in 1979 in Philadelphia but came to the Devils in 1983 on MSG Network.  He […]

Patrik Elias

Patrik Elias (Hockey.  Born, Trebic, Czechoslovakia, Apr. 13, 1976.)  The most prolific scorer in Devils history, Patrik Elias passed John MacLean as the franchise’s leading goal scorer when he notched his 348th Dec. 17, 2011, against Montreal.  Elias already held the franchise records for points and assists, and still holds the single-season record for points (96 in 2000-01).  He also is the franchise’s standard-bearer […]

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