2018–19 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Division 8th Metropolitan
Conference 15th Eastern
2018–19 record 31–41–10
Home record 20–14–7
Road record 11–27–3
Goals for 222
Goals against 275
General Manager Ray Shero
Coach John Hynes
Captain Andy Greene
Alternate captains Taylor Hall
Kyle Palmieri
Travis Zajac
Arena Prudential Center
Average attendance 14,834[1]
Team Leaders
Goals Kyle Palmieri (27)
Assists Nico Hischier (30)
Points Kyle Palmieri (50)
Penalties in minutes Miles Wood (91)
Wins Keith Kinkaid (15)
Goals against average Mackenzie Blackwood (2.61)
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The 2018–19 New Jersey Devils season was the 45th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 11, 1974, and 37th season since the franchise relocated from Colorado prior to the 1982–83 NHL season.[2] The Devils were eliminated from playoff contention on March 15, 2019, despite defeating the Vancouver Canucks.[3] After missing the playoffs, the Devils received the first overall selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, which was the second time in three years for the team,[4] and selected Jack Hughes.[5]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Metropolitan Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 104
New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 103
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 100
Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 99
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 98
Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 82
New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 78
New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 72


Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Metropolitan Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 104
New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 103
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 100

Atlantic Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 62 16 4 56 325 22 128
Boston Bruins 82 49 24 9 47 259 215 107
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 46 28 8 46 286 251 100

Eastern Conference Wild Card[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 99
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 98
Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 249 236 96
Florida Panthers 82 36 32 14 33 267 280 86
Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 82
New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 78
Buffalo Sabres 82 33 39 10 28 226 271 76
Detroit Red Wings 82 32 40 10 29 227 277 74
New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 72
Ottawa Senators 82 29 47 6 29 242 302 64

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

The preseason schedule was published on June 19, 2018.[6]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[7][8]

2018–19 game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
Notes:
a Game was played at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

As of April 6, 2019[9]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular season[10]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Palmieri, KyleKyle Palmieri 74 27 23 50 –9 42
Hischier, NicoNico Hischier 69 17 30 47 0 24
Zajac, TravisTravis Zajac 80 19 27 46 –25 20
Severson, DamonDamon Severson 82 11 28 39 –27 56
Hall, TaylorTaylor Hall 33 11 26 37 –6 16
Coleman, BlakeBlake Coleman 78 22 14 36 –19 71
Bratt, JesperJesper Bratt 51 8 25 33 –8 6
Butcher, WillWill Butcher 78 4 26 30 –17 18
Johansson, MarcusMarcus Johansson

|| 48 || 12 || 15 || 27 || –15 || 8

Zacha, PavelPavel Zacha 61 13 12 25 –6 15
Greene, AndyAndy Greene 82 5 20 25 –9 16
Wood, MilesMiles Wood 63 10 14 24 –10 91
Boyle, BrianBrian Boyle

|| 47 || 13 || 6 || 19 || –13 || 22

Vatanen, SamiSami Vatanen 50 4 13 17 –17 22
Seney, BrettBrett Seney 51 5 8 13 –14 31
Stafford, DrewDrew Stafford 57 5 8 13 –7 18
Agostino, KennyKenny Agostino 27 4 9 13 –2 6
Mueller, MircoMirco Mueller 53 1 10 11 –3 17
Rooney, KevinKevin Rooney 41 6 4 10 –4 15
Noesen, StefanStefan Noesen 41 3 5 8 –19 28
Anderson, JoeyJoey Anderson 34 4 3 7 –7 6
Yakovlev, EgorEgor Yakovlev 25 2 5 7 –6 6
Lovejoy, BenBen Lovejoy

|| 51 || 2 || 5 || 7 || +1 || 33

Carrick, ConnorConnor Carrick

|| 20 || 1 || 6 || 7 || –6 || 6

Dea, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Dea 20 3 2 5 –1 6
Gabriel, KurtisKurtis Gabriel 22 2 2 4 0 59
Santini, StevenSteven Santini 39 1 3 4 –6 16
Bastian, NathanNathan Bastian 7 3 0 3 0 10
McLeod, MichaelMichael McLeod 21 0 3 3 –8 13
Quenneville, JohnJohn Quenneville 19 1 0 1 –1 4
Tangradi, EricEric Tangradi 6 0 1 1 –3 0
Murphy, RyanRyan Murphy

|| 1 || 0 || 1 || 1 || 0 || 0

Pietila, BlakeBlake Pietila 19 0 1 1 –7 6
White, ColtonColton White 3 0 0 0 –2 2
Jacobs, JoshJosh Jacobs 1 0 0 0 –1 0
Lappin, NickNick Lappin 11 0 0 0 –6 0
Gignac, BrandonBrandon Gignac 1 0 0 0 –2 0
Gryba, EricEric Gryba 10 0 0 0 –1 10

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular season[11]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Kinkaid, KeithKeith Kinkaid

|| 41 || 38 || 2,301:58 || 15 || 18 || 6 || 129 || 3.36 || 1,188 || .891 || 3 || 0 || 0 || 0

Blackwood, MackenzieMackenzie Blackwood 23 21 1,263:52 10 10 0 55 2.61 669 .918 2 0 0 0
Schneider, CoryCory Schneider 26 23 1,371:47 6 13 4 70 3.06 718 .903 1 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.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Devils have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details Ref
January 30, 2019 (2019-01-30) To Minnesota Wild
Michael Kapla
To New Jersey Devils
Ryan Murphy
[12]
February 6, 2019 (2019-02-06) To Nashville Predators
Brian Boyle
To New Jersey Devils
2nd-round pick in 2019
[13]
February 23, 2019 (2019-02-23) To Dallas Stars
Ben Lovejoy
To New Jersey Devils
Connor Carrick
3rd-round pick in 2019
[14]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Keith Kinkaid
To New Jersey Devils
5th-round pick in 2022
[15]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Boston Bruins
Marcus Johansson
To New Jersey Devils
2nd-round pick in 2019
4th-round pick in 2020
[16]

Free agents[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Kurtis Gabriel from Minnesota Wild 1-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Michael Grabner to Arizona Coyotes 3-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Eric Gryba from Edmonton Oilers 1-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Jimmy Hayes to Pittsburgh Penguins 1-year [20]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) John Moore to Boston Bruins 5-year [21]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) John Ramage from Nashville Predators 1-year [22]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Brian Gibbons to Anaheim Ducks 1-year [23]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Ken Appleby to Manitoba Moose (AHL) 1-year [24]
July 10, 2018 (2018-07-10) Patrick Maroon to St. Louis Blues 1-year [25]
July 19, 2018 (2018-07-19) Michael Latta to Kunlun Red Star (KHL) 1-year [26]
July 23, 2018 (2018-07-23) Bracken Kearns to Black Wings Linz (EBEL) Unknown [27]
July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25) Eric Tangradi from Detroit Red Wings 1-year [28]
July 30, 2018 (2018-07-30) Mario Lucia to Stavanger Oilers (GET-ligaen) Unknown [29]
September 5, 2018 (2018-09-05) Ben Thomson to San Diego Gulls (AHL) 1-year [30]
September 25, 2018 (2018-09-25) Jeremy Groleau from Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL) 1-year [31]
February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24) Evan Cormier from Binghamton Devils (AHL) 3-year [32]
May 9, 2019 (2019-05-09) John Ramage to Eisbären Berlin (DEL) 2-year [33]
May 15, 2019 (2019-05-15) Egor Yakovlev to Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) 2-year [34]

Waivers[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Ref
September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28) Jean-Sebastien Dea from Pittsburgh Penguins [35]
November 29, 2018 (2018-11-29) Jean-Sebastien Dea to Pittsburgh Penguins [36]
February 11, 2019 (2019-02-11) Kenny Agostino from Montreal Canadiens [37]

Contract terminations[edit | edit source]

Date Player Via Ref

Retirement[edit | edit source]

Date Player Ref

Signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract term Ref
June 30, 2018 (2018-06-30) Eddie Lack 1-year [38]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Michael Kapla 1-year [39]
July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17) Blake Coleman 3-year [40]
July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17) Stefan Noesen 1-year [41]
July 20, 2018 (2018-07-20) Nick Lappin 1-year [42]
July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25) Yegor Sharangovich 3-year [43]
August 13, 2018 (2018-08-13) Kevin Rooney 2-year [44]
August 14, 2018 (2018-08-14) Steven Santini 3-year [45]
August 20, 2018 (2018-08-20) Ty Smith 3-year [46]
September 22, 2018 (2018-09-22) Miles Wood 4-year [47]
October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05) Drew Stafford 1-year [48]
April 3, 2019 (2019-04-03) Jeremy Davies 2-year [49]
April 17, 2019 (2019-04-17) Gilles Senn 2-year [50]
May 13, 2019 (2019-05-13) Mikhail Maltsev 3-year [51]
May 13, 2019 (2019-05-13) Fabian Zetterlund 3-year [52]
June 10, 2019 (2019-06-10) Jesper Boqvist 3-year [53]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of New Jersey Devils draft picks

Below are the New Jersey Devils' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 17 Ty Smith D  Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
4 110 Xavier Bernard D  Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
5 1361 Akira Schmid G  Switzerland SCL Tigers U20 (Junioren Elite A)
5 141 Yegor Sharangovich C  Belarus Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
6 172 Mitchell Hoelscher C  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
7 203 Eetu Pakkila LW  Finland Kärpät (Liiga)

Notes:

  1. The Calgary Flames' fifth-round pick went to the New Jersey Devils as the result of a trade on October 28, 2017, that sent Scott Wedgewood to Arizona in exchange for this pick.[54]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NHL Attendance Report - 2018-19. Retrieved on April 8, 2019.
  2. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 83. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  3. Devils defeat Canucks but eliminated from playoff contention (March 16, 2019). Retrieved on March 16, 2019.
  4. Devils beat odds to win lottery, chance at Hughes (April 9, 2019). Retrieved on April 10, 2019.
  5. Devils select Jack Hughes with No. 1 pick of 2019 NHL Draft (June 21, 2019). Retrieved on June 28, 2019.
  6. Devils set 2018-19 preseason schedule (June 19, 2018). Retrieved on June 19, 2018.
  7. 2018-19 New Jersey Devils Schedule (June 21, 2018). Retrieved on October 1, 2018.
  8. NHL announces regular season schedule (June 21, 2018). Retrieved on October 1, 2018.
  9. New Jersey Devils Stats - 2018-2019 - Regular season. Retrieved on April 8, 2019.
  10. NHL.com - Stats - New Jersey Devils Skaters - Regular season. Retrieved on April 8, 2019.
  11. NHL.com - Stats - New Jersey Devils Goalies - Regular season. Retrieved on April 8, 2019.
  12. Devils acquire defenseman Ryan Murphy from Wild (January 30, 2019). Retrieved on January 31, 2019.
  13. Devils acquire second-round pick from Nashville (February 6, 2019). Retrieved on February 6, 2019.
  14. Devils acquire Third-Round pick and defenseman Connor Carrick from Dallas (February 23, 2019). Retrieved on February 23, 2019.
  15. Devils acquire fifth-round pick from Columbus (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  16. Devils acquire second and fourth round picks from Boston (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  17. Devils sign forward Kurtis Gabriel to one-year, two-way contract. Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  18. Coyotes Sign Grabner to Three-Year Contract (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  19. Devils sign defenseman Eric Gryba to a one-year, two-way contract. Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  20. Penguins Sign Four Players to One-Year, Two-Way Deals (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  21. Bruins Announce Seven Transactions On July 1 (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  22. Devils sign defenseman John Ramage to a one-year, two-way contract. Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  23. Ducks Sign Six in Free Agency, Including Schenn (July 2, 2018). Retrieved on July 3, 2018.
  24. Moose Sign Seven Players (July 3, 2018). Retrieved on July 5, 2018.
  25. Maroon signs one-year deal with hometown Blues. Retrieved on July 10, 2018.
  26. Michael Latta signs with Kunlun Red Star, will play in KHL next season. Retrieved on July 19, 2018.
  27. BRACKEN KEARNS VERVOLLSTÄNDIGT KADER (de-AT). Retrieved on July 30, 2018.
  28. Devils sign forward Eric Tangradi to a one-year, two-way contract (July 25, 2018). Retrieved on July 26, 2018.
  29. Siste signering på plass (no-NO). Retrieved on August 5, 2018.
  30. GULLS SIGN LEFT WING BEN THOMSON TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT. Retrieved on September 8, 2018.
  31. Devils ink defenseman Jérémy Groleau to a three-year entry level contract (September 25, 2018). Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  32. Devils sign goaltender Evan Cormier to a three-year entry level contract (February 24, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  33. Neuer Eisbären-Verteidiger John Ramage kommt aus Binghamto (de-DE) (May 9, 2019). Retrieved on May 11, 2019.
  34. Егор Яковлев пополнил состав "Металлурга" (ru-RU) (May 15, 2019). Retrieved on May 16, 2019.
  35. Devils claim Jean-Sebastien Dea from Penguins (September 28, 2018). Retrieved on September 30, 2018.
  36. Penguins Claim Jean-Sebastien Dea Off Waivers From New Jersey (November 29, 2018). Retrieved on November 29, 2018.
  37. Welcome home, Kenny Agostino (February 11, 2019). Retrieved on February 12, 2019.
  38. Devils re-sign goaltender Eddie Lack (June 30, 2018). Retrieved on June 30, 2018.
  39. Defenseman Michael Kapla accepts qualifying offer (July 16, 2018). Retrieved on July 21, 2018.
  40. Devils agree to terms with forward Blake Coleman on a three-year contract (July 17, 2018). Retrieved on July 21, 2018.
  41. Devils agree to terms with forward Stefan Noesen on a one-year contract (July 17, 2018). Retrieved on July 21, 2018.
  42. Devils re-sign forward Nick Lappin to a one-year contract (July 20, 2018). Retrieved on July 21, 2018.
  43. Devils sign forward Yegor Sharangovich to entry-level contract (July 25, 2018). Retrieved on July 26, 2018.
  44. Devils re-sign forward Kevin Rooney to a two-year contract (August 13, 2018). Retrieved on August 13, 2018.
  45. Devils re-sign defenseman Steven Santini to a three-year contract (August 14, 2018). Retrieved on August 14, 2018.
  46. Devils sign defenseman Ty Smith to entry-level contract (August 20, 2018). Retrieved on August 21, 2018.
  47. Devils re-sign forward Miles Wood to a four-year contract (September 22, 2018). Retrieved on September 25, 2018.
  48. Devils agree to terms with right wing Drew Stafford (October 5, 2018). Retrieved on October 10, 2018.
  49. Devils agree to terms with Jeremy Davies (April 3, 2019). Retrieved on April 4, 2019.
  50. RELEASE: Devils sign Gilles Senn to a two-year entry-level contract (April 17, 2019). Retrieved on April 17, 2019.
  51. RELEASE: Devils sign Mikhail Maltsev to a three-year entry-level contract (May 13, 2019). Retrieved on May 15, 2019.
  52. RELEASE: Devils sign Fabian Zetterlund to three-year entry-level contract (May 13, 2019). Retrieved on May 15, 2019.
  53. RELEASE: Boqvist Agrees to Terms (June 10, 2019). Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  54. Devils acquire fifth-round pick from Arizona (October 28, 2017). Retrieved on June 5, 2018.
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