Photo: After five years as a pro, Adam Larsson has become a cornerstone piece of the New Jersey Devils franchise. (courtesy Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)
Following a lackluster 2010-11 season that saw the New Jersey Devils miss the postseason, good luck befell the organization as they won the lottery for the upcoming 2011 NHL Draft. Despite having only a 3.6 per cent chance of winning, the Devils moved up four positions in the first round, from eighth to fourth.
Photo: Kirkland Lake, Ontario native Ryan Kujawinski has six points in 22 games during his rookie season with the Albany Devils. (Courtesy of Graig Abel/Getty Images)
There were low expectations for the New Jersey Devils entering the 2015-16 season. With a core of returning players that struggled to generate offense last season, along with a new head coach and his system, there was likely to be some adjustment period. Now, the Devils are in the playoff hunt battling for a wild card spot. Read more»
Photo: Although defenseman Seth Helgeson got into 22 games with the New Jersey Devils in 2014-15, he began this season with the AHL’s Albany Devils. (Courtesy of Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)
With new management comes a new direction for the New Jersey Devils. Under the guidance of General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach John Hynes, the team is shifting its focus from the backend to the attack. The burden now falls onto the current crop of prospects within the system, most of whom were signed from the Lou Lamoriello era. They will be challenged to determine whether they are NHL players or hurdles for the next wave of players to surpass in this new era of Devils hockey. Read more»
Photo: Damon Severson had 12 points in 32 games before being sidelined with an ankle injury. (Image courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
Unless the New Jersey Devils go on a miracle run, the club will miss the postseason for the fourth time in the last five seasons. Change is imminent as the oldest team in the NHL will need to replace departing veterans with younger players. Read more»
Photo: Defenseman Seth Helgeson has split the 2014-15 season between the AHL and NHL. Helgeson was picked in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)
The problems of the Albany Devils mirror those of their parent team the New Jersey Devils. Since the start of the 2014-15 season, both clubs have been mired by injuries and inconsistency.