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1987-88 New Jersey Devils season

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The 1987-88 New Jersey Devils season was their 6th season in New Jersey. They would go 38-36-6 to record 82 points on the season, making the playoffs. They would advance to the Conference Finals before falling in 7 games to the Boston Bruins.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Main article: 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 2 Brendan Shanahan Flag of Canada Canadian London Knights (OHL)
2 23 Ricard Persson Flag of Sweden Swedish Östersunds IK (SWE)
4 65 Brian Sullivan Flag of the United States American Springfield Olympics (NEJHL)
5 86 Kevin Dean Flag of the United States American Culver Military Academy (Independent)
6 107 Ben Hankinson Flag of the United States American Edina High School (Minn.)
7 128 Tom Neziol Flag of Canada Canadian Miami University (NCAA)
8 149 Jim Dowd Flag of the United States American Brick Township High School (NJSIAA)
9 170 John Blessman Flag of Canada Canadian Toronto Marlboros (OHL)
10 191 Pete Fry Flag of Canada Canadian Victoria Cougars (WHL)
11 212 Alain Charland Flag of Canada Canadian Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)


Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
New York Islanders 80 39 31 10 88 308 267 1732
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 33 9 85 292 292 2194
Washington Capitals 80 38 33 9 85 281 249 1680
New Jersey Devils 80 38 36 6 82 295 296 2315
New York Rangers 80 36 34 10 82 300 283 1775
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 35 9 81 319 316 2211

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Flag of Canada Kirk Muller 80 37 57 94 114
Flag of the United States Aaron Broten 80 26 57 83 80
Flag of Canada Pat Verbeek 73 46 31 77 227
Flag of Sweden Patrik Sundström 78 15 36 51 42
Flag of Canada John MacLean 76 23 16 39 145
Flag of Canada Claude Loiselle 68 17 18 35 118
Flag of the United States Mark Johnson 54 14 19 33 14
Flag of Canada Doug Sulliman 59 16 14 30 25
Flag of Canada Brendan Shanahan 65 7 19 26 131
Flag of the United States Andy Brickley 45 8 14 22 14
Flag of Canada Perry Anderson 60 4 6 10 222
Flag of Canada Pat Conacher 24 2 5 7 12
Flag of the United States David Maley 44 4 2 6 65
Flag of Canada George McPhee 5 3 0 3 8
Flag of the United States Chris Cichocki 5 1 0 1 2
Flag of Sweden Anders Carlsson 9 1 0 1 0
Flag of Canada Murray Brumwell 3 0 1 1 2
Flag of Canada Troy Crowder* - - - - -
Flag of the United States Dan Dorion 1 0 0 0 2
Flag of Canada Alan Stewart 1 0 0 0 0
Bench 80 0 0 0 10

Troy Crowder missed the whole season due to injury but came back to play one playoffs game


DefencemenEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Flag of Canada Bruce Driver 74 15 40 55 68
Flag of Canada Joe Cirella 80 8 31 39 191
Flag of Canada Tom Kurvers 56 5 29 34 46
Flag of the United States Craig Wolanin 78 6 25 31 170
Flag of the United States Jack O'Callahan 50 7 19 26 97
Flag of the United States Jim Korn 52 8 13 21 140
Flag of the United States Ken Daneyko 80 5 7 12 239
Flag of Canada Randy Velischek 51 3 9 12 66
Flag of Canada Gord Mark 19 0 2 2 27

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against SV% = Save percentage

Player GP W L T SO GAA SV% G A PTS PIM
Flag of Canada Sean Burke 13 10 1 0 1 3.05 0.883 0 1 1 6
Flag of Canada Bob Sauvé 34 10 16 3 2 3.56 0.87 0 1 1 4
Flag of Canada Alain Chevrier 45 18 19 3 1 3.77 0.867 0 1 1 8

ReferencesEdit


New Jersey Devils
Team Kansas City ScoutsColorado RockiesPlayersAward WinnersSeasonsRecordsDraft picks • • Continental Airlines ArenaPrudential Center
New Jersey Devils coaches MacMillanMcVieCarpenterSchoenfeldCunniffBrooksLemaireFtorekRobinsonConstantineBurnsLamorielloJulienSutter
Division titles 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07
Conference Championships 1994-95, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03
Stanley Cups 1994-95, 1999-00, 2002-03
Affiliates Lowell Devils (AHL), Trenton Devils (ECHL)

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