2015–16 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Division 7th Metropolitan
Conference 12th Eastern
2015–16 record 38–36–8
Home record 19–17–5
Road record 19–19–3
Goals for 184
Goals against 208
General Manager Ray Shero
Coach John Hynes
Captain Andy Greene
Alternate captains Michael Cammalleri
Patrik Elias
Adam Henrique
Travis Zajac
Arena Prudential Center
Team Leaders
Goals Adam Henrique
Kyle Palmieri (30)
Assists Travis Zajac (28)
Points Kyle Palmieri (57)
Penalties in minutes Jordin Tootoo (102)
Wins Cory Schneider (27)
Goals against average Scott Wedgewood (1.24)
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The 2015–16 New Jersey Devils season was the 42nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 11, 1974, and 34th season since the franchise relocated from Colorado prior to the 1982–83 NHL season.[1] The team's regular season began on October 9, 2015, against the Winnipeg Jets.[2] The Devils once again missed the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Washington Capitals 82 56 18 8 52 252 193 120
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 48 26 8 44 245 203 104
New York Rangers 82 46 27 9 43 236 217 101
New York Islanders 82 45 27 10 40 232 216 100
Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 27 14 38 214 218 96
Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 31 16 33 198 226 86
New Jersey Devils 82 38 36 8 36 184 208 84
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 40 8 28 219 252 76


Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Washington Capitals 82 56 18 8 52 252 193 120
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 48 26 8 44 245 203 104
New York Rangers 82 46 27 9 43 236 217 101
Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Florida Panthers 82 47 26 9 40 239 203 103
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 31 5 43 227 201 97
Detroit Red Wings 82 41 30 11 39 211 224 93
Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
New York Islanders 82 45 27 10 40 232 216 100
Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 27 14 38 214 218 96
Boston Bruins 82 42 31 9 38 240 230 93
Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 31 16 33 198 226 86
Ottawa Senators 82 38 35 9 32 236 247 85
New Jersey Devils 82 38 36 8 36 184 208 84
Montreal Canadiens 82 38 38 6 33 221 236 82
Buffalo Sabres 82 35 36 11 33 201 222 81
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 40 8 28 219 252 76
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 29 42 11 23 198 246 69

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

2015–16 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Final stats[3]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Palmieri, KyleKyle Palmieri 82 30 27 57 3 39
Henrique, AdamAdam Henrique 80 30 20 50 10 23
Zajac, TravisTravis Zajac 74 14 28 42 3 25
Stempniak, LeeLee Stempniak
 || 63 || 16 || 25 || 41 || 3 || 34
Cammalleri, MichaelMichael Cammalleri 42 14 24 38 15 18
Severson, DamonDamon Severson 72 1 20 21 −8 32
Schlemko, DavidDavid Schlemko 67 6 13 19 −22 16
Moore, JohnJohn Moore 73 4 15 19 −12 28
Boucher, ReidReid Boucher 39 8 11 19 −13 6
Larsson, AdamAdam Larsson 82 3 15 18 15 77
Blandisi, JosephJoseph Blandisi 41 5 12 17 −14 34
Kennedy, TylerTyler Kennedy 50 3 13 16 -14 14
Kalinin, SergeySergey Kalinin 78 8 7 15 −9 33
Josefson, JacobJacob Josefson 58 4 10 14 −21 20
Greene, AndyAndy Greene 82 4 9 13 7 26
Smith-Pelly, DevanteDevante Smith-Pelly

|| 18 || 8 || 5 || 13 || −1 || 8

Gionta, StephenStephen Gionta 82 1 10 11 −13 43
Farnham, BobbyBobby Farnham 50 8 2 10 −2 92
Tootoo, JordinJordin Tootoo 66 4 5 9 −26 102
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias 16 2 6 8 5 10
Gelinas, EricEric Gelinas

|| 34 || 1 || 5 || 6 || -8 || 16

Merrill, JonJon Merrill 47 1 4 5 −15 28
Tlusty, JiriJiri Tlusty 30 2 2 4 −1 6
Sislo, MikeMike Sislo 18 3 1 4 −2 4
Pietila, BlakeBlake Pietila 7 1 1 2 0 2
O'Neill, BrianBrian O'Neill 22 0 2 2 −3 8
Zacha, PavelPavel Zacha 1 0 2 2 4 0
Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu 33 0 1 1 −7 8
Warsofsky, DavidDavid Warsofsky 10 0 1 1 −3 2
Helgeson, SethSeth Helgeson 19 0 1 1 −5 17
Matteau, StefanStefan Matteau

|| 20 || 1 || 0 || 1 || −9 || 13

Gragnani, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Gragnani 4 0 0 0 −2 2
O'Brien, JimJim O'Brien 4 0 0 0 −4 2
SisloPaul Thompson 3 0 0 0 0 2
Wood, MilesMiles Wood 1 0 0 0 0 0
Santini, StevenSteven Santini 1 0 0 0 2 2
Mozik, VojtechVojtech Mozik 7 0 0 0 0 4

Goaltenders
Regular season[3]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Schneider, CoryCory Schneider 58 58 3,412 27 25 6 122 2.15 1597 0.924 4 0 0 0
Kinkaid, KeithKeith Kinkaid 23 20 1240 9 9 1 58 2.81 605 0.904 2 0 0 2
Wedgewood, ScottScott Wedgewood 4 4 241 2 1 1 5 1.24 116 0.957 1 0 0 0
Danis, YannYann Danis 2 0 51 0 1 0 4 4.71 18 0.778 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Devils. Stats reflect time with the Devils only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Devils only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Suspensions/fines[edit | edit source]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Jordin Tootoo Dangerous trip on Nashville Predators defenseman Seth Jones during NHL Game No. 37 in Newark on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 7:55 of the third period. $2,217.74 October 15, 2015[4]
Stephen Gionta Spearing Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during NHL Game No. 94 in Ottawa on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 18:18 of the second period. $2,284.95 October 23, 2015[5]
Bobby Farnham Diving/Embellishment during NHL Game No. 553 in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. $2,000.00 January 7, 2016[6]
Bobby Farnham Interference against St. Louis Blues forward Dmitrij Jaskin during NHL Game No. 636 in St. Louis on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 11:50 of the third period. 4 games $12,365.60 January 13, 2016[7]
Jordin Tootoo Diving/Embellishment during NHL Game No. 583 in Detroit on Monday, January 4, 2016, at 9:39 of the third period. $2,000.00 January 14, 2016[8]

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Cammalleri, M.M. Cammalleri NHL Third Star of the Week[9] December 7, 2015
Schneider, C.C. Schneider NHL All-Star game selection[10] January 6, 2016
Stempniak, L.L. Stempniak NHL Second Star of the Week[11] January 25, 2016

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Kalinin, S.S. Kalinin 1st career NHL game October 9, 2015
O'Neill, B.B. O'Neill 1st career NHL game October 10, 2015
Schneider, C.C. Schneider 100th career NHL win October 22, 2015
Larsson, A.A. Larsson 200th career NHL game October 24, 2015
S. Kalinin 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 24, 2015
Farnham, B.B. Farnham 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 31, 2015
Gionta, S.S. Gionta 200th career NHL game November 3, 2015
S. Kalinin 1st career NHL goal November 8, 2015
Palmieri, K.K. Palmieri 100th career NHL point November 8, 2015
Josefson, J.J. Josefson 200th career NHL game November 22, 2015
Kennedy, T.T. Kennedy 200th career NHL point December 3, 2015

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Devils have been involved in the following transactions during the 2015–16 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date
Details
Ref
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Anaheim Ducks
FLA's 2nd-round pick in 2015
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2016
To New Jersey Devils
Kyle Palmieri
[12]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Ottawa Senators
2nd-round pick in 2015
To New Jersey Devils
DAL's 2nd-round pick in 2015
4th-round pick in 2016
[13]
October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06) To Los Angeles Kings
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2017
To New Jersey Devils
Brian O'Neill
[14]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Boston Bruins
Lee Stempniak
To New Jersey Devils
4th-round pick in 2016
2nd-round pick in 2017
[15]
To Colorado Avalanche
Eric Gelinas
To New Jersey Devils
3rd-round pick in 2017
To Montreal Canadiens
Stefan Matteau
To New Jersey Devils
Devante Smith-Pelly
June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10) To Florida Panthers
Graham Black
Paul Thompson
To New Jersey Devils
Marc Savard
2nd-round pick in 2018
[16]

Free agents acquired[edit | edit source]

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) John Moore Arizona Coyotes 3 years, $5 million [17]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Paul Thompson Albany Devils 2 years, $1.15 million [18]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Jim O'Brien Hershey Bears 1 year, $575,000 [19]
July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) Marc-Andre Gragnani SC Bern 1 year, $575,000 [20]
July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) Yann Danis Hartford Wolf Pack 1 year, $575,000 [21]
September 8, 2015 (2015-09-08) Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $575,000 [22]
September 10, 2015 (2015-09-10) David Schlemko Calgary Flames 1 year, $625,000 [23]
September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17) Jiri Tlusty Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $800,000 [24]
October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03) Lee Stempniak Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $850,000 [25]
October 5, 2015 (2015-10-05) Ken Appleby Oshawa Generals 3 years, entry-level contract [26]
March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08) Nick Lappin Brown University 2 years, entry-level contract [27]
May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27) Yohann Auvitu HIFK 1 year [28]

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Peter Harrold St. Louis Blues 1 year, $800,000 [29]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Joe Whitney New York Islanders 1 year, $750,000 [30]
September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17) Steve Bernier New York Islanders 1 year, $750,000 [31]
September 28, 2015 (2015-09-28) Mark Fraser Ottawa Senators 1 year, $800,000 [32]
October 7, 2015 (2015-10-07) Scott Gomez St. Louis Blues 1 year, $575,000 [33]
November 6, 2015 (2015-11-06) Martin Havlat St. Louis Blues 1 year, $600,000 [34]
November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24) Dainius Zubrus San Jose Sharks 1 year, $600,000 [35]

Claimed via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Previous team Date Ref
Bobby Farnham Pittsburgh Penguins October 26, 2015 [36]
David Warsofsky Pittsburgh Penguins February 29, 2016 [37]

Lost via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date Ref

Players released[edit | edit source]

Date Player Via Ref
July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30) Dainius Zubrus Buyout [38]

Lost via retirement[edit | edit source]

Date Player Ref
June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) Scott Clemmensen [39]
September 2, 2015 (2015-09-02) Bryce Salvador [40]

Player signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Blake Coleman 2 years, entry-level contract [41]
July 13, 2015 (2015-07-13) John Quenneville 3 years, entry-level contract [42]
July 14, 2015 (2015-07-14) Eric Gelinas 2 years, $3.15 million [43]
July 17, 2015 (2015-07-17) Stefan Matteau 2 years, $1.225 million [44]
July 18, 2015 (2015-07-18) Seth Helgeson 2 years, $1.175 million [45]
July 27, 2015 (2015-07-27) Adam Larsson 6 years, $25 million [46]
August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11) Pavel Zacha 3 years, $2.78 million entry-level contract [47]
December 30, 2015 (2015-12-30) Mackenzie Blackwood 3 years, entry-level contract [48]
April 8, 2016 (2016-04-08) Steven Santini 3 years, entry-level contract [49]
April 8, 2016 (2016-04-08) Miles Wood 3 years, entry-level contract [50]
April 8, 2016 (2016-04-08) Joshua Jacobs 3 years, entry-level contract [51]
June 1, 2016 (2016-06-01) Brandon Baddock 3 years, entry-level contract [52]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of New Jersey Devils draft picks

Below are the New Jersey Devils' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 26–27, 2015, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 6 Pavel Zacha C Flag of the Czech Republic Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2 42 Mackenzie Blackwood G Flag of Canada Barrie Colts (OHL)
3 67 Blake Speers C Flag of Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
4 97 Colton White D Flag of Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
6 157 Brett Seney LW Flag of Canada Merrimack College (Hockey East)
Draft notes[53]
  • The New Jersey Devils' second-round pick went to the Ottawa Senators as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent Dallas' second-round pick in 2015 (42nd overall) and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2015 or 2016 to New Jersey in exchange for this pick.
  • The Dallas Stars' second-round pick went to the New Jersey Devils as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent a second-round pick in 2015 (36th overall) to Ottawa in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2015 or 2016 and this pick.
    Ottawa previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on July 1, 2014 that sent Jason Spezza and Ludwig Karlsson to the Stars in exchange for Alex Chiasson, Nick Paul, Alex Guptill and this pick.[54]
  • The New Jersey Devils' fifth-round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on March 22, 2013 that sent Matt D'Agostini and a seventh-round pick in 2015 to New Jersey in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[55] The condition – If D'Agostini is not re-signed by New Jersey then St. Louis will receive a fifth-round pick in 2015 – was converted on July 10, 2013.[56]
  • The New Jersey Devils' seventh-round pick went the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on June 30, 2013 that sent a seventh-round pick in 2013 to New Jersey in exchange for this pick.[57]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 83. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
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  4. Devils forward Tootoo fined for dangerous trip. NHL (October 15, 2015).
  5. Devils forward Stephen Gionta fined for spearing. NHL (October 23, 2015).
  6. The NHL fine Devils' Bobby Farnham and Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers $2,000 each for diving. NHL (January 7, 2016).
  7. Devils' Farnham suspended four games for interference. NHL (January 13, 2016).
  8. Devils' Tootoo fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment. NHL (January 4, 2016).
  9. Gibson, Weber and Cammalleri named stars of week. NHL (December 7, 2015).
  10. Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal. NHL (January 6, 2016).
  11. Varlamov, Stempniak and Elliott named stars of week. NHL (January 25, 2016).
  12. Devils acquire Palmieri from Anaheim. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  13. Devils continue dealing, swap picks with Sens. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  14. DEVILS ACQUIRE F BRIAN O'NEILL FROM KINGS. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 7, 2015.
  15. Devils trade Matteau, Stempniak, Gelinas. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 1, 2016.
  16. "Devils trade for Savard's contract". The Sports Network (June 10, 2016). Retrieved on June 11, 2016.
  17. Devils sign defenseman John Moore. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  18. Thompson inks two-year, two-way deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  19. Devils sign free agent forward Jim O'Brien. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  20. Devils sign defenseman Gragnani. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  21. Danis returns to Devils, signs as free agent. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  22. DEVILS SIGN F LETOURNEAU-LEBLOND. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 8, 2015.
  23. NEW JERSEY DEVILS SIGN DEFENSEMAN DAVID SCHLEMKO. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 10, 2015.
  24. TLUSTY, DEVILS AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR CONTRACT. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 17, 2015.
  25. STEMPNIAK, DEVILS AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR CONTRACT. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 7, 2015.
  26. DEVILS SIGN GOALTENDER KEN APPLEBY. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 5, 2015.
  27. DEVILS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD NICK LAPPIN. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 9, 2016.
  28. DEVILS SIGN DEFENSEMAN YOHANN AUVITU. nhl.com. Retrieved on May 31, 2016.
  29. Blues Sign Three to One-Year, Two-Way Deals. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  30. New York Islanders - Islanders Sign Six To Two-Way Deals. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  31. Bernier Agrees to Terms. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 17, 2015.
  32. Senators sign defenseman Fraser to one-year contract. nhl.com (September 28, 2015).
  33. Gomez Sigms One-Year Deal with Blues. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 7, 2015.
  34. Blues Sign Havlat to One-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on November 12, 2015.
  35. Sharks Sign Forward Dainius Zubrus to a Two-Way Contract. Sharks.nhl.com. Retrieved on November 30, 2015.
  36. Devils claim Farnham off waivers [Video]. devils.nhl.com (2015-10-26).
  37. WARSOFSKY CLAIMED OFF WAIVERS FROM PITTSBURGH. devils.nhl.com (2016-02-29).
  38. Zubrus placed on unconditional waivers. nhl.com (July 30, 2015).
  39. Scott Clemmensen joins Devils' staff as goaltending development coach. NHL.com (June 30, 2015).
  40. Defenseman Bryce Salvador Retires. New Jersey Devils (September 2, 2015).
  41. Devils sign forward Blake Coleman. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  42. Quenneville signs three-year, entry-level deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 13, 2015.
  43. Devils re-sign Gelinas to two-year deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  44. Devils re-sign Stefan Matteau. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 22, 2015.
  45. Devils re-sign defenseman Seth Helgeson. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 22, 2015.
  46. Devils sign defenseman Larsson to six-year contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 28, 2015.
  47. Devils sign forward Pavel Zacha. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 11, 2015.
  48. DEVILS SIGN G MACKENZIE BLACKWOOD. nhl.com. Retrieved on December 31, 2015.
  49. DEVILS SIGN DEFENSEMAN STEVEN SANTINI. nhl.com. Retrieved on April 13, 2016.
  50. DEVILS SIGN FORWARD MILES WOOD. nhl.com. Retrieved on April 13, 2016.
  51. DEVILS SIGN DEFENSEMAN JOSH JACOBS. nhl.com. Retrieved on April 13, 2016.
  52. DEVILS SIGN FORWARD BRANDON BADDOCK. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 3, 2016.
  53. 2015 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 3, 2015.
  54. SENATORS TRADE SPEZZA TO STARS FOR TRIO OF FORWARDS, PICK. TSN (July 1, 2014). Retrieved on July 1, 2014.
  55. Devils acquire Blues' D'Agostini (March 22, 2013). Retrieved on May 24, 2013.
  56. Penguins sign D'Agostini to one-year contract (July 10, 2013). Retrieved on July 10, 2013.
  57. 2013 NHL Draft - LA Kings Selections. Los Angeles Kings (June 30, 2013). Retrieved on July 1, 2013.
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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