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The 2007-08 New Jersey Devils season is the franchise's 33rd season, and its 25th season as the New Jersey Devils. It is the first time they have played home games anywhere other than Continental Airlines Arena; this year marks the start of home games being played at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It began in October. On July 13, Brent Sutter was announced as head coach.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Contents:
Regular seasonPlayoffsPlayer statsAwards and records - Transactions
Draft picksFarm teamsSee alsoReferences


Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
12 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 27 8 247 216 102
24 New Jersey Devils 82 46 29 7 206 197 99
35 New York Rangers 82 42 27 13 213 199 97
46 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 29 11 248 233 95
513 New York Islanders 82 35 38 9 194 243 79

Game logEdit

OctoberEdit

Record: 4-6-1; Home: 1-1-0; Road: 3-5-1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 4 New Jersey 1 - 3 Tampa Bay Brodeur 19,454 0-1-0 0
2 October 6 New Jersey 4 - 1 Florida Weekes 19,250 1-1-0 2
3 October 8 New Jersey 2 - 4 Ottawa Brodeur 18,260 1-2-0 2
4 October 11 New Jersey 0 - 3 Florida Brodeur 10,847 1-3-0 2
5 October 13 New Jersey 6 - 5 Atlanta Brodeur 15,606 2-3-0 4
6 October 17 New Jersey 5 - 4 Pittsburgh Brodeur 16,990 3-3-0 6
7 October 18 New Jersey 0 - 4 Philadelphia Brodeur 19,113 3-4-0 6
8 October 20 New Jersey 3 - 4 NY Islanders OT Weekes 14,092 3-4-1 7
9 October 25 New Jersey 0 - 2 NY Rangers Brodeur 18,200 3-5-1 7
10 October 27 Ottawa 4 - 1 New Jersey Brodeur 17,625 3-6-1 7
11 October 31 Tampa Bay 1 - 6 New Jersey Brodeur 13,218 4-6-1 9

NovemberEdit

Record: 1-0-0; Home: 1-0-0; Road: 0-0-0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
12 November 2 Toronto 2 - 3 New Jersey Brodeur 14,523 5-6-1 11
13 November 3 New Jersey NY Rangers
14 November 5 Pittsburgh New Jersey
15 November 8 Philadelphia New Jersey
16 November 10 New Jersey NY Islanders
17 November 12 New Jersey Pittsburgh
18 November 14 NY Rangers New Jersey
19 November 16 NY Islanders New Jersey
20 November 17 New Jersey Philadelphia
21 November 21 New Jersey Pittsburgh
22 November 23 New Jersey Atlanta
23 November 24 New Jersey Tampa Bay
24 November 28 Dallas New Jersey
25 November 30 Montreal New Jersey

DecemberEdit

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
26 December 2 Atlanta New Jersey
27 December 5 Boston New Jersey
28 December 7 Washington New Jersey
29 December 9 New Jersey NY Rangers
30 December 10 New Jersey Washington
31 December 13 New Jersey Boston
32 December 15 Phoenix New Jersey
33 December 16 Philadelphia New Jersey
34 December 18 New Jersey Vancouver
35 December 21 New Jersey Edmonton
36 December 23 New Jersey Calgary
37 December 28 Buffalo New Jersey
38 December 29 New Jersey NY Islanders

JanuaryEdit

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
39 January 2 Florida New Jersey
40 January 4 Philadelphia New Jersey
41 January 5 New Jersey Boston
42 January 8 Buffalo New Jersey
43 January 10 New Jersey Hurricanes
44 January 12 New Jersey Buffalo
45 January 16 NY Islanders New Jersey
46 January 18 Philadelphia New Jersey
47 January 20 Florida New Jersey
48 January 22 Philadelphia New Jersey
49 January 24 Montreal New Jersey
50 January 29 Pittsburgh New Jersey

FebruaryEdit

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
51 February 1 NY Rangers New Jersey
52 February 2 Los Angeles New Jersey
53 February 4 Pittsburgh New Jersey
54 February 6 New Jersey Buffalo
55 February 8 Anaheim New Jersey
56 February 9 Hurricanes New Jersey
57 February 13 Ottawa New Jersey
58 February 15 Atlanta New Jersey
59 February 16 New Jersey Ottawa
60 February 18 Hurricanes New Jersey
61 February 20 San Jose New Jersey
62 February 23 NY Islanders New Jersey
63 February 24 New Jersey Washington
64 February 26 New Jersey Hurricanes
65 February 29 Washington New Jersey

MarchEdit

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
66 March 1 New Jersey Montreal
67 March 4 New Jersey Toronto
68 March 7 Tampa Bay New Jersey
69 March 8 New Jersey Toronto
70 March 11 New Jersey Montreal
71 March 13 New Jersey Minnesota
72 March 15 New Jersey Colorado
73 March 19 NY Rangers New Jersey
74 March 21 NY Islanders New Jersey
75 March 22 New Jersey Pittsburgh
76 March 25 Pittsburgh New Jersey
77 March 27 New Jersey NY Rangers
78 March 28 Philadelphia New Jersey

AprilEdit

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
79 April 1 New Jersey NY Islanders
80 April 2 Boston New Jersey
81 April 4 New Jersey Philadelphia
82 April 6 NY Rangers New Jersey

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Zach Parise 12 4 8 12 -3 2
John Madden 12 6 5 11 2 6
Jay Pandolfo 12 6 3 9 5 8
Travis Zajac 12 3 4 7 -4 6
Patrik Elias 12 2 5 7 -5 2
Paul Martin 12 0 7 7 2 8
Arron Asham 12 3 3 6 1 17
Brian Gionta 12 3 3 6 -5 14
Dainius Zubrus 12 0 6 6 -4 2
David Clarkson 12 1 3 4 2 41

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP TOI W L OT GA SO Sv% GAA
Martin Brodeur 10 596 4 6 0 29 0 .889 2.92
Kevin Weekes 2 125 1 0 1 5 0 .928 2.40

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Nicklas Bergfors 1st NHL Game October 4, 2007
Mike Mottau 1st NHL Goal October 6, 2007
Michael Rupp 200th NHL Game October 6, 2007
Brian Gionta 200th NHL Point October 13, 2007
Zach Parise 100th NHL Point October 17, 2007
Rod Pelley 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 20, 2007
Martin Brodeur 900th NHL Game October 31, 2007
Olli Malmivaara 1st NHL Game October 31, 2007
Dainius Zubrus 700th NHL Game October 31, 2007

TransactionsEdit

The Devils have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007-08 season.

TradesEdit

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract Terms
Dainius Zubrus Buffalo Sabres 6 year, $20.4 million
Karel Rachunek New York Rangers 1 year, $1.4 million
Kevin Weekes New York Rangers 2 years, $1.375 million
Vitaly Vishnevski Nashville Predators 3 years, $5.4 million
Noah Clarke Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $475,000
Arron Asham New York Islanders 1 year, $700,000
Player New team
Brian Rafalski Detroit Red Wings
Scott Gomez New York Rangers
Brad Lukowich Tampa Bay Lightning
Scott Clemmensen Toronto Maple Leafs

Draft picksEdit

New Jersey's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio.[1]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 57 Mike Hoeffel Wing Flag of the United-States US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
3 79 Nick Palmieri Wing Flag of the United-States Erie Otters (OHL)
3 87 Corbin McPherson Defenceman Flag of the United-States Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL)
4 117 Matt Halischuk Right Wing Flag of Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
6 177 Vili Sopanen Win Flag of Finland Pelicans Lahti
7 207 Ryan Molle Defenceman Flag of Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

RosterEdit

New Jersey Devils
Goaltenders



Injured Reserve Injuryicon

Defensemen

Wingers


Centers


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2007 NHL Entry Draft Results nhl.com

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