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2009–10 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 2nd Eastern
2009–10 record 48-27-7
Home record 27-10-4
Road record 21-17-3
Goals for 222
Goals against 191
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Jacques Lemaire
Captain Jamie Langenbrunner
Alternate captains Patrik Elias
Zach Parise
Arena Prudential Center
Average attendance (As of Home Game #41)
Arena Capacity: 17,625
Average Draw: 15,536
Percentage: 88.15%
Total: 636,795
Team leaders
Goals Ilya Kovalchuk (41)
Assists Ilya Kovalchuk (43)
Points Ilya Kovalchuk (84)
Penalties in minutes Andrew Peters (93)
Wins Martin Brodeur (44)
Goals against average Yann Danis (2.06)

The 2009–10 New Jersey Devils season is the team's 27th season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey.

Off-seasonEdit

On June 9, 2009, Brent Sutter stepped down as head coach of the Devils to become the head coach of the Calgary Flames.

At the Entry Draft, the Devils traded with the Calgary Flames to move up in the draft and chose Jacob Josefson with the 20th over-all pick.

On July 13, 2009, the New Jersey Devils named Jacques Lemaire as their new head coach. This will be Lemaire's 2nd stint with the club. He won the Stanley Cup as head coach of the Devils back in 1995.

Pre-season Edit

Regular season Edit

Divisional standings Edit

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
1 yNew Jersey Devils 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
4 New York Rangers 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
5 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 222 264 79

Conference standings Edit

Eastern Conference GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
pWashington Capitals 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
yNew Jersey Devils 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
yBuffalo Sabres 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
Ottawa Senators 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
Montreal Canadiens 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
New York Rangers 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
Florida Panthers 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 38 14 214 267 74
bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy (and division)

Game log Edit

2009-10 Game Log: 48-27-7, 101 Points (Home: 27-10-3; Road: 21-17-3)
2009–10 Schedule

      Win (2 Points)       Loss (0 Points)       Overtime/Shootout Loss (1 Point)


Lighting incident Edit

On January 8, 2010, a lighting problem occurred in the arena during a game between the Devils and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay was leading 3-0 with 9:12 left in the second period when half of the sports lights went out due to an interruption in power on the grid feeding electricity to the arena, followed by a failure of a computer-operated lighting system that allowed the sports lighting system to function with the circuit breakers. Public Service Electric and Gas Company and Prudential Center electricians worked on the situation for 1 hour and 52 minutes but could not reboot the system. The game was suspended due to the lighting problem; it was resumed two nights later, with about 3,000 of the original crowd of 15,129 in attendance. The Devils, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the NHL agreed to waive a rule prohibiting players from participating in an NHL-Sanctioned event on three consecutive nights as per the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement. Tampa Bay won, 4-2, with Lightning center Steve Stamkos scoring two goals in the contest: One on Friday and one on Sunday.

PlayoffsEdit

With their win on March 27, 2010 against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre, the Devils clinched a playoff berth and are participating in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 13th consecutive season and for the 20th time in 22 seasons.

2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Eastern Conference Quarter-finals: vs. (7) Philadelphia Flyers
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series Recap
1 April 14 Philadelphia Flyers 2 - 1 New Jersey Devils Brodeur 17,625 Flyers lead 1-0 [1]
2 April 16 Philadelphia Flyers 3 - 5 New Jersey Devils Brodeur 17,625 Series tied 1-1 [2]
3 April 18 New Jersey Devils 2 - 3 Philadelphia Flyers OT Brodeur 19,957 Flyers lead 2-1
4 April 20 New Jersey Devils 1 - 4 Philadelphia Flyers Brodeur 19,709 Flyers lead 3-1
5 April 22 Philadelphia Flyers 3 - 0 New Jersey Devils Brodeur 17,625 Flyers win 4-1

     Win      Loss      Win Playoff Series      Eliminated from playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Parise, ZachZach Parise 81 38 44 82 24 32
Zajac, TravisTravis Zajac 82 25 42 67 22 24
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner 81 19 42 61 6 44
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias 58 19 29 48 18 40
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston 80 20 17 37 2 22
Greene, AndyAndy Greene 78 6 31 37 9 14
Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus 51 10 17 27 4 28
Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk 27 10 17 27 9 8
Bergfors, NiclasNiclas Bergfors 54 13 14 27 -7 10
Clarkson, DavidDavid Clarkson 46 11 13 24 3 85
Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer 71 10 12 22 3 45
Mottau, MikeMike Mottau 79 2 16 18 4 41
McAmmond, DeanDean McAmmond 62 8 9 17 -1 40
Salvador, BryceBryce Salvador 79 4 10 14 8 57
White, ColinColin White 81 2 10 12 8 46
Martin, PaulPaul Martin 22 2 9 11 10 2
Pelley, RodRod Pelley 63 2 8 10 −4 40
Zharkov, VladimirVladimir Zharkov 40 0 10 10 2 8
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo 52 4 5 9 −10 6
Fraser, MarkMark Fraser 61 3 3 6 3 36
Pikkarainen, IlkkaIlkka Pikkarainen 31 1 3 4 −3 10
Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya 40 2 2 4 2 18
Murphy, CoryCory Murphy 12 2 1 3 -2 2
Skoula, MartinMartin Skoula 19 0 3 3 7 4
Salmela, AnssiAnssi Salmela 9 1 2 3 -5 0
Letourneau-Leblond, Pierre-LucPierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond 27 0 2 2 −4 48
Halischuk, MattMatt Halischuk 20 1 1 2 -4 2
Eckford, TylerTyler Eckford 3 0 1 1 0 4
Sestito, TimTim Sestito 9 0 1 1 -2 2
Davis, PatrickPatrick Davis 8 1 0 1 -2 0
Palmieri, NickNick Palmieri 6 0 1 1 0 0
Peters, AndrewAndrew Peters 29 0 0 0 −5 93
Davison, RobRob Davison 1 0 0 0 0 0
Walter, BenBen Walter 2 0 0 0 0 2
Corrente, MatthewMatthew Corrente 12 0 0 0 0 24

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk 5 2 4 6 0 6
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias 5 0 4 4 -2 2
Parise, ZachZach Parise 5 1 3 4 0 0
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston 5 2 1 3 -1 0
Zajac, TravisTravis Zajac 5 1 1 2 1 2
Greene, AndyAndy Greene 5 1 1 2 0 6
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner 5 0 1 1 -1 4
Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus 5 1 0 1 0 8
White, ColinColin White 5 1 0 1 -1 8
Mottau, MikeMike Mottau 5 0 1 1 0 0
McAmmond, DeanDean McAmmond 5 0 0 0 -1 4
Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer 5 0 0 0 -1 6
Salvador, BryceBryce Salvador 5 0 0 0 1 6
Skoula, MartinMartin Skoula 4 0 0 0 -1 0
Martin, PaulPaul Martin 5 0 0 0 -2 0
Clarkson, DavidDavid Clarkson 5 0 0 0 -1 22
Letourneau-Leblond, Pierre-LucPierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond 5 0 0 0 0 10
Fraser, MarkMark Fraser 1 0 0 0 -1 0
Pelley, RodRod Pelley 3 0 0 0 0 2
Corrente, MatthewMatthew Corrente 2 0 0 0 0 2

Goaltenders Edit

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

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 76 4499 45 25 6 168 2.24 2004 .916 9 0 3 6
Danis, YannYann Danis 6 467 3 2 1 16 2.06 207 .923 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 5 299 1 4 15 3.01 126 .881 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Devils. Stats reflect time with Devils only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Devils only.

Awards and records Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Martin Brodeur NHL Second Star of the Week November 30, 2009
Jamie Langenbrunner NHL First Star of the Week January 4, 2010
Ilya Kovalchuk NHL Third Star of the Week March 29, 2010

Records Edit

Player Record (Amount) Achieved
Martin Brodeur Most career minutes played by a goaltender in the NHL (60,963) November 27, 2009
Most games played by an NHL goaltender (1,030) December 18, 2009
Most shutouts by an NHL goaltender (104) December 21, 2009

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Ilkka Pikkarainen 1st NHL game October 5, 2009
Colin White 600th NHL game October 17, 2009
Mike Mottau 100th NHL PIM October 22, 2009
John Oduya 150th NHL PIM
Jay Pandolfo 150th NHL PIM October 24, 2009
Mark Fraser 1st NHL goal
1st NHL point
1st NHL assist October 31, 2009
Travis Zajac 150th NHL point November 4, 2009
Ilkka Pikkarainen 1st NHL assist
1st NHL point
November 6, 2009
Martin Brodeur 1,000th NHL career start November 7, 2009
Jamie Langenbrunner 900th NHL game November 11, 2009
Matt Halischuk 1st NHL goal November 14, 2009
Tim Sestito 1st NHL assist
1st NHL point
Bryce Salvador 550th NHL game November 16, 2009
Travis Zajac 100th NHL assist November 19, 2009
Tyler Eckford 1st NHL game
1st NHL assist
1st NHL point
November 21, 2009
Matthew Corrente 1st NHL game
Andy Greene 150th NHL game November 25, 2009
Mike Mottau 200th NHL game
Jamie Langenbrunner 350th NHL assist November 28, 2009
Vladimir Zharkov 1st NHL game
1st NHL assist
1st NHL point
December 4, 2009
Zach Parise 150th NHL assist December 9, 2009
Patrik Elias 300th NHL goal December 12, 2009
Ilkka Pikkarainen 1st NHL goal December 16, 2009
John Oduya 250th NHL game
Dean McAmmond 950th NHL game December 21, 2009
Martin Brodeur 600th NHL win April 6, 2010

Transactions Edit

Trades Edit

June 26, 2009 To Calgary Flames
1st-round pick (#23 overall) in 2009
3rd-round pick (#84 overall) in 2009
To New Jersey Devils
1st-round pick (#20 overall) in 2009
June 30, 2009 To New York Islanders
Tony Romano
To New Jersey Devils
Ben Walter
conditional pick in 2012
February 4, 2010 To Atlanta Thrashers
Johnny Oduya
Niclas Bergfors
Patrice Cormier
1st-round pick in 2010
second-round pick in 2010
To New Jersey Devils
Ilya Kovalchuk
Anssi Salmela
second-round pick in 2010
March 3, 2010 To Toronto Maple Leafs
5th-round draft pick in 2010
To New Jersey Devils
Martin Skoula

Free agents acquiredEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Ilkka Pikkarainen[1] HIFK Helsinki undisclosed
Yann Danis[2] New York Islanders 1 year, $550,000
Cory Murphy[3] Tampa Bay Lightning undisclosed
Rob Niedermayer[4] Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $1 million

Free agents lostEdit

Player New team Contract terms
Brian Gionta[5] Montreal Canadiens 5 years, $25 million
John Madden[6] Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $2.75 million
Michael Rupp[7] Pittsburgh Penguins 2 years, $1.65 million
Scott Clemmensen[8] Florida Panthers 3 years, $3.6 million

Lost via Waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Jay Leach[9] Montreal Canadiens November 6, 2009

Lost via Retirement Edit

Player
Brendan Shanahan[10]

Player SigningsEdit

Player Contract terms
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond[11] undisclosed
Johnny Oduya[12] 3 years, $10.5 million
Andy Greene[13] 2 years, $1.475 million
Travis Zajac[14] 4 years, $15.55 million
Brendan Shanahan[15] 1 year, $1 million

Draft picks Edit

New Jersey's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Club Team
1 20 (from Calgary) Jacob Josefson C Flag of Sweden Sweden Djurgårdens IF (Elitserien)
2 54 Eric Gelinas D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
3 73 (from Minnesota) Alexander Urbom D Flag of Sweden Sweden Djurgårdens IF (Elitserien)
4 114 Seth Helgeson D Flag of the United States United States Sioux City Musketeers (United States Hockey League)
5 144 Derek Rodwell LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Okotoks Oilers (Alberta Junior Hockey League)
6 174 Ashton Bernard LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
7 204 Curtis Gedig D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL)

Roster Edit

Updated April 13, 2010.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
30 Flag of Canada.svg Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur

G L 44 1990 Montreal, Quebec
23 Flag of Canada.svg Clarkson, DavidDavid Clarkson

RW R 32 2005 Toronto, Ontario
32 Flag of Canada.svg Corrente, MattMatt Corrente

D R 28 2006 Mississauga, Ontario
35 Flag of Canada.svg Danis, YannYann Danis

G L 35 2009 Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
26 Flag of the Czech Republic Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias

 (A)

LW L 40 1994 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
2 Flag of Canada.svg Fraser, MarkMark Fraser

D L 30 2005 Ottawa, Ontario
6 Flag of the United States Greene, AndyAndy Greene

D L 34 2006 Trenton, Michigan
17 Flag of Russia Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk

LW R 33 2010 Kalinin, Soviet Union
15 Flag of the United States Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner

 (C)

RW R 41 2001 Cloquet, Minnesota
22 Flag of Canada.svg Letourneau-Leblond, Pierre-LucPierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond

LW L 31 2004 Lévis, Quebec
7 Flag of the United States Martin, PaulPaul Martin

D L 35 2000 Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 Flag of Canada.svg McAmmond, DeanDean McAmmond

C L 43 2009 Grande Cache, Alberta
27 Flag of the United States Mottau, MikeMike Mottau

D L 38 2006 Quincy, Massachusetts
21 Flag of Canada.svg Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer

C L 41 2009 Cassiar, British Columbia
20 Flag of the United States Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo

LW L 41 1993 Winchester, Massachusetts
9 Flag of the United States Parise, ZachZach Parise

 (A)

LW L 32 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
10 Flag of Canada.svg Pelley, RodRod Pelley

C L 32 2007 Kitimat, British Columbia
25 Flag of Canada.svg Peters, AndrewAndrew Peters

LW L 36 2009 St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Flag of the United States Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston

LW L 43 2008 Flint, Michigan
24 Flag of Canada.svg Salvador, BryceBryce Salvador

D L 40 2008 Brandon, Manitoba
29 Flag of Finland Salmela, AnssiAnssi Salmela

D L 32 2010 Nokia, Finland
28 Flag of the Czech Republic Skoula, MartinMartin Skoula

D L 37 2010 Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
5 Flag of Canada.svg White, ColinColin White

D L 38 1996 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
19 Flag of Canada.svg Zajac, TravisTravis Zajac

C R 31 2004 Winnipeg, Manitoba
18 Flag of Russia Zharkov, VladimirVladimir Zharkov

RW L 28 2006 Elektrostal, Soviet Union
8 Flag of Lithuania Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus

C L 38 2007 Elektrėnai, Soviet Union

See also Edit

Farm teams Edit

The Lowell Devils of the American Hockey League and the Trenton Devils of the ECHL remain the New Jersey Devils' minor league affiliates for the 2009–10 season.

References Edit

External Links Edit

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)