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1984–85 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Division 5th Patrick
1984–85 record 22–48–10
Goals for 264
Goals against 346
General Manager Max McNab
Coach Doug Carpenter
Captain Mel Bridgman
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Mel Bridgman
Aaron Broten (22)
Assists Dave Pichette (40)
Points Mel Bridgman (61)
Penalties in minutes Pat Verbeek (162)
Wins Chico Resch (15)
Goals against average Ron Low (3.85)
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1983–84 1985–86

The 1984–85 New Jersey Devils season was the team's 3rd season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey. The Devils finished 5th in the Patrick Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 20 7 348 241 113
Washington Capitals 80 46 25 9 322 240 101
New York Islanders 80 40 34 6 345 312 86
New York Rangers 80 26 44 10 295 345 62
New Jersey Devils 80 22 48 10 264 346 54
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 24 51 5 276 385 53

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 12, 1984 7–2 New York Islanders (1984–85) 1–0–0
2 L October 13, 1984 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 1–1–0
3 L October 16, 1984 4–6 @ New York Islanders (1984–85) 1–2–0
4 W October 19, 1984 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1984–85) 2–2–0
5 L October 20, 1984 3–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 2–3–0
6 W October 24, 1984 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 3–3–0
7 L October 25, 1984 2–11 New York Rangers (1984–85) 3–4–0
8 L October 27, 1984 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 3–5–0
9 L October 31, 1984 6–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 3–6–0
10 T November 2, 1984 2–2 OT Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 3–6–1
11 L November 3, 1984 4–6 @ Washington Capitals (1984–85) 3–7–1
12 L November 8, 1984 2–3 Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 3–8–1
13 T November 10, 1984 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (1984–85) 3–8–2
14 L November 15, 1984 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1984–85) 3–9–2
15 L November 17, 1984 0–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 3–10–2
16 W November 18, 1984 6–0 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 4–10–2
17 L November 21, 1984 1–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 4–11–2
18 L November 23, 1984 4–5 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 4–12–2
19 W November 24, 1984 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 5–12–2
20 W November 27, 1984 3–2 Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 6–12–2
21 W November 29, 1984 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 7–12–2
22 L December 1, 1984 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 7–13–2
23 L December 4, 1984 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1984–85) 7–14–2
24 T December 7, 1984 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1984–85) 7–14–3
25 L December 8, 1984 3–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 7–15–3
26 W December 11, 1984 7–5 @ New York Islanders (1984–85) 8–15–3
27 T December 13, 1984 4–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 8–15–4
28 W December 15, 1984 8–3 Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 9–15–4
29 W December 17, 1984 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 10–15–4
30 W December 19, 1984 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 11–15–4
31 L December 20, 1984 4–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 11–16–4
32 L December 22, 1984 3–5 New York Rangers (1984–85) 11–17–4
33 L December 26, 1984 3–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 11–18–4
34 W December 27, 1984 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1984–85) 12–18–4
35 L December 29, 1984 1–2 Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 12–19–4
36 L December 31, 1984 4–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 12–20–4
37 L January 3, 1985 4–6 Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 12–21–4
38 W January 5, 1985 5–4 Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 13–21–4
39 L January 6, 1985 4–5 OT @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 13–22–4
40 L January 10, 1985 2–3 New York Islanders (1984–85) 13–23–4
41 W January 12, 1985 5–3 Washington Capitals (1984–85) 14–23–4
42 W January 14, 1985 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 15–23–4
43 L January 15, 1985 2–3 Boston Bruins (1984–85) 15–24–4
44 L January 18, 1985 6–9 New York Rangers (1984–85) 15–25–4
45 T January 19, 1985 4–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 15–25–5
46 L January 23, 1985 3–6 @ Calgary Flames (1984–85) 15–26–5
47 L January 25, 1985 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 15–27–5
48 L January 29, 1985 3–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 15–28–5
49 L January 31, 1985 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 15–29–5
50 W February 1, 1985 3–2 New York Islanders (1984–85) 16–29–5
51 T February 3, 1985 5–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 16–29–6
52 W February 7, 1985 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 17–29–6
53 T February 9, 1985 2–2 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 17–29–7
54 L February 14, 1985 0–4 Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 17–30–7
55 W February 16, 1985 6–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1984–85) 18–30–7
56 T February 17, 1985 2–2 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 18–30–8
57 L February 19, 1985 5–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 18–31–8
58 L February 21, 1985 3–5 Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 18–32–8
59 L February 23, 1985 1–5 Calgary Flames (1984–85) 18–33–8
60 L February 26, 1985 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 18–34–8
61 L February 27, 1985 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 18–35–8
62 L March 1, 1985 1–4 Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 18–36–8
63 W March 3, 1985 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 19–36–8
64 L March 5, 1985 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1984–85) 19–37–8
65 T March 7, 1985 4–4 OT New York Islanders (1984–85) 19–37–9
66 W March 9, 1985 8–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 20–37–9
67 L March 10, 1985 1–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 20–38–9
68 L March 12, 1985 3–6 Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 20–39–9
69 L March 14, 1985 4–7 Boston Bruins (1984–85) 20–40–9
70 L March 17, 1985 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 20–41–9
71 L March 19, 1985 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1984–85) 20–42–9
72 L March 21, 1985 2–3 Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 20–43–9
73 L March 23, 1985 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 20–44–9
74 L March 27, 1985 3–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 20–45–9
75 W March 28, 1985 3–2 Washington Capitals (1984–85) 21–45–9
76 W March 30, 1985 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 22–45–9
77 L April 2, 1985 4–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 22–46–9
78 L April 3, 1985 0–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 22–47–9
79 T April 6, 1985 5–5 OT @ New York Islanders (1984–85) 22–47–10
80 L April 7, 1985 1–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 22–48–10

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Devils did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bridgman, MelMel Bridgman C 80 22 39 61 105 -16 5 3 3
Broten, AaronAaron Broten LW/C 80 22 35 57 38 -18 10 0 2
Pichette, DaveDave Pichette D 71 17 40 57 41 -20 8 0 2
Muller, KirkKirk Muller LW 80 17 37 54 69 -31 9 1 0
Higgins, TimTim Higgins RW 71 19 29 48 30 -10 5 0 2
Gagne, PaulPaul Gagne LW 79 24 19 43 28 -11 3 0 1
Sulliman, DougDoug Sulliman RW 57 22 16 38 4 -11 6 0 1
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 78 15 18 33 162 -24 5 1 1
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 61 13 20 33 44 -11 1 0 4
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 67 9 23 32 36 -22 3 1 0
Ludvig, JanJan Ludvig RW 74 12 19 31 53 -19 3 0 1
Meagher, RickRick Meagher C 71 11 20 31 22 -13 1 1 1
Hiemer, UliUli Hiemer D 53 5 24 29 70 -14 3 0 0
Preston, RichRich Preston RW 75 12 15 27 26 -24 1 0 1
Cirella, JoeJoe Cirella D 66 6 18 24 141 -45 2 0 0
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 36 12 9 21 14 -14 5 0 0
Russell, PhilPhil Russell D 66 4 16 20 110 -14 0 1 0
Lever, DonDon Lever LW 67 10 8 18 31 -29 0 1 1
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 74 3 9 12 78 -29 0 0 2
Trottier, RockyRocky Trottier RW 33 5 3 8 2 -3 0 0 0
Lorimer, BobBob Lorimer D 46 2 6 8 35 6 0 0 0
Hoffmeyer, BobBob Hoffmeyer D 37 1 6 7 65 -15 0 0 0
McAdam, GaryGary McAdam LW 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Chernomaz, RichRich Chernomaz RW 3 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
Wilson, MitchMitch Wilson C 9 0 2 2 21 1 0 0 0
Kamppuri, HannuHannu Kamppuri G 13 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 1 0 0 0 10 -1 0 0 0
Hepple, AlanAlan Hepple D 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Low, RonRon Low G 26 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 51 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 2884 51 15 27 5 200 4.16 0
Low, RonRon Low 1326 26 6 11 4 85 3.85 1
Kamppuri, HannuHannu Kamppuri 645 13 1 10 1 54 5.02 0
Team: 4855 80 22 48 10 339 4.19 1

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals

MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Devils did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1984-85 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
New Jersey Devils
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Division titles 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07
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Affiliates Lowell Devils (AHL), Trenton Devils (ECHL)
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