2010–11 New Jersey Devils · NHL
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General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach John MacLean
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The 2010–11 New Jersey Devils season is the team's 28th season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

On April 26, 2010, Jacques Lemaire announced that he would retire from coaching.[1] On June 17, 2010, the New Jersey Devils announced that John MacLean would become the 19th head coach in the franchise's history.[2] On June 29, 2010, the Devils announced that former NHL player Adam Oates will be the assistant coach for the team for the 2010-11 season.[3]

Ilya Kovalchuk chose to re-sign with the Devils on July 19 for $102 million over 17 years. The deal was front-loaded with minimal payments in the last few seasons, when Kovalchuk would be in his forties, and unlikely to play. The deal was rejected by the NHL as a circumvention of the collective bargaining agreement. The Devils stated after the NHL rejection that they would appeal the decision under the "collective bargaining agreement" process.[4] On August 8, arbitrator Richard Bloch held up the NHL's rejection of the contract, making Kovalchuk an unrestricted free agent again.[5]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The Devils will open their regular season at home on October 8 against the Dallas Stars. The Devils will close out the season on April 10 at home against the Boston Bruins

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

2010-11 Game Log: 0-0-0, 0 Points (Home: 0-0-0; Road: 0-0-0)

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

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

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Note:  Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Regular season

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 | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded

Records[edit | edit source]

Player Record (Amount) Achieved

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Devils have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 19, 2010[6] To Nashville Predators
Matt Halischuk
2nd-round pick in 2011
To New Jersey Devils
Jason Arnott

Free agents acquired[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Contract terms
Dan Kelly[7] Kitchener Rangers 3 years, $1.75 million entry-level contract
Henrik Tallinder[8] Buffalo Sabres 4 years, $13.5 million
Anton Volchenkov[9] Ottawa Senators 6 years, $25.5 million
Johan Hedberg[10] Atlanta Thrashers 1 year, $1.5 million
Mark Fayne[11] Providence College 2 years, $1.085 million entry-level contract
Stephen Gionta[11] Lowell Devils undisclosed
Chad Wiseman[11] Springfield Falcons 1 year, $500,000

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Player New team Contract terms
Cory Murphy[12] ZSC Lions 2 years
Ilkka Pikkarainen[13] Timrå IK 2 years
Paul Martin[14] Pittsburgh Penguins 5 years, $25 million
Martin Skoula[15] Avangard Omsk 1 year
Rob Niedermayer[16] Buffalo Sabres 1 year, $1.15 million
Ben Walter[17] Colorado Avalanche 1 year, $500,000
Andrew Peters[18] Florida Panthers 1 year, $500,000

Claimed via Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Retirement[edit | edit source]


Player Signings[edit | edit source]

Player Contract terms
Mattias Tedenby[19] 3 years, $2.625 million entry-level contract
Jacob Josefson[20] 3 years, $2.7 million entry-level contract
Eric Gelinas[21] 3 years, $2.07 million entry-level contract
David Clarkson[22] 3 years, $8 million
Mark Fraser[23] 1 year, $500,000
Tyler Eckford[11] 1 year, $550,000
Olivier Magnan-Grenier[11] 1 year, $500,000
Harry Young[11] 3 years, $1.61 million entry-level contract
Jean-Sebastien Berube[11] 3 years, $1.595 million entry-level contract
Patrick Davis[11] 1 year, $500,000
Tim Sestito[11] 1 year, $500,000

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

New Jersey's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Club Team
2 38 (from Atlanta) Jon Merrill D Flag of the United States United States U.S. National U-18 Team (United States Hockey League)
3 84 Scott Wedgewood G Flag of Canada Canada Plymouth Whalers (Ontario Hockey League)
4 114 Joe Faust D Flag of the United States United States Bloomington Jefferson High School (United States High School-MN)
6 174 Maxime Clermont G Flag of Canada Canada Gatineau Olympiques (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
7 204 Mauro Jorg RW Flag of Switzerland Switzerland HC Lugano (National League A)

Roster[edit | edit source]

Updated April 13, 2010.

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

G L 49 1990 Montreal, Quebec
23 Flag of Canada Clarkson, DavidDavid Clarkson

RW R 37 2005 Toronto, Ontario
32 Flag of Canada Corrente, MattMatt Corrente

D R 33 2006 Mississauga, Ontario
35 Flag of Canada Danis, YannYann Danis

G L 39 2009 Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
26 Flag of the Czech Republic Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias


LW L 45 1994 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
2 Flag of Canada Fraser, MarkMark Fraser

D L 34 2005 Ottawa, Ontario
6 Flag of the United States Greene, AndyAndy Greene

D L 38 2006 Trenton, Michigan
17 Flag of Russia Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk

LW R 38 2010 Kalinin, Soviet Union
15 Flag of the United States Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner


RW R 45 2001 Cloquet, Minnesota
22 Flag of Canada Letourneau-Leblond, Pierre-LucPierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond

LW L 35 2004 Lévis, Quebec
7 Flag of the United States Martin, PaulPaul Martin

D L 40 2000 Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 Flag of Canada McAmmond, DeanDean McAmmond

C L 47 2009 Grande Cache, Alberta
27 Flag of the United States Mottau, MikeMike Mottau

D L 43 2006 Quincy, Massachusetts
21 Flag of Canada Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer

C L 46 2009 Cassiar, British Columbia
20 Flag of the United States Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo

LW L 46 1993 Winchester, Massachusetts
9 Flag of the United States Parise, ZachZach Parise


LW L 36 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
10 Flag of Canada Pelley, RodRod Pelley

C L 36 2007 Kitimat, British Columbia
25 Flag of Canada Peters, AndrewAndrew Peters

LW L 41 2009 St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Flag of the United States Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston

LW L 48 2008 Flint, Michigan
24 Flag of Canada Salvador, BryceBryce Salvador

D L 45 2008 Brandon, Manitoba
29 Flag of Finland Salmela, AnssiAnssi Salmela

D L 36 2010 Nokia, Finland
28 Flag of the Czech Republic Skoula, MartinMartin Skoula

D L 41 2010 Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
5 Flag of Canada White, ColinColin White

D L 43 1996 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
19 Flag of Canada Zajac, TravisTravis Zajac

C R 36 2004 Winnipeg, Manitoba
18 Flag of Russia Zharkov, VladimirVladimir Zharkov

RW L 33 2006 Elektrostal, Soviet Union
8 Flag of Lithuania Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus

C L 42 2007 Elektrėnai, Soviet Union

See also[edit | edit source]

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

The Albany Devils of the American Hockey League and the Trenton Devils of the ECHL remain the New Jersey Devils' minor league affiliates for the 2010–11 season.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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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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