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Hugh Delano

Hugh Delano (Sportswriter.  Born, Cranford, NJ, Dec. 14, 1933.)  Among the longest-serving hockey writers of his era, Hugh Stafford Delano covered the sport for 25 consecutive seasons and 29 years overall.  Delano first covered the Rangers for the Plainfield (N.J.) Courier-News in 1964, went on the beat regularly for the Newark Evening News in 1969, […]

Ken Daneyko

Ken Daneyko (Hockey.  Born, Windsor, Ont., Apr. 17, 1964.)  Drafted second (18th overall) by the New Jersey Devils in 1982, defenseman Kenneth Stephen Daneyko had a career that spanned virtually the entire first two decades of the team’s history.  Daneyko appeared in at least one game every season from 1983-84 to 2002-03 for the Devils, […]

Pat Burns

Pat Burns (Hockey.  Born, St.-Henri, P.Q., Apr. 4, 1952; died, Sherbrooke, P.Q., Nov. 19, 2010.)  A former Montreal police officer, Pat Burns became an N.H.L. head coach in 1988 and coached the Devils to their third Stanley Cup victory in 2003.  Burns became head coach of the Devils in July 2002, succeeding Kevin Constantine.  His first […]

Herb Brooks

Herb Brooks (Hockey.  Born, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 5, 1937; died, Columbus Township, MN, Aug. 11, 2003.)  Celebrated as head coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic gold medal team, Herbert Brooks also coached in the N.H.L. as head man for the Rangers, the old Minnesota North Stars, Devils, and Pittsburgh Penguins.  Brooks was hired by the […]

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