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The [[New Jersey Devils]] are a professional ice hockey team based in [[Newark, New Jersey]]. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club was founded in [[Kansas City, Missouri]] as the [[Kansas City Scouts]] in 1974, moved to [[Denver, Colorado]] as the [[Colorado Rockies]] after only two seasons, and then settled in [[New Jersey]] in 1982. Since arriving in New Jersey, the Devils have drafted 299 players.
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The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club was founded in Kansas City, Missouri as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974, moved to Denver, Colorado as the Colorado Rockies after only two seasons, and then settled in New Jersey in 1982. Since arriving in New Jersey, the Devils have drafted 299 players.
   
 
The NHL Entry Draft is held each June, allowing teams to select players who have turned 18 years old by September 15 in the year the draft is held. The draft order is determined by the previous season's order of finish, with non-playoff teams drafting first, followed by the teams that made the playoffs, with the specific order determined by the number of points earned by each team.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-NHLFAQ_0-0">[1]</sup> The NHL holds a weighted lottery for the 14 non-playoff teams, allowing the winner to move up a maximum of four positions in the entry draft.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1">[2]</sup> The team with the fewest points has the best chance of winning the lottery, with each successive team given a lower chance of moving up in the draft.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-NHLFAQ_0-1">[1]</sup> The Devils have never won the lottery.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-2">[3]</sup> Between 1986 and 1994, the NHL also held a Supplemental Draft for players in American colleges.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3">[4]</sup>
 
The NHL Entry Draft is held each June, allowing teams to select players who have turned 18 years old by September 15 in the year the draft is held. The draft order is determined by the previous season's order of finish, with non-playoff teams drafting first, followed by the teams that made the playoffs, with the specific order determined by the number of points earned by each team.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-NHLFAQ_0-0">[1]</sup> The NHL holds a weighted lottery for the 14 non-playoff teams, allowing the winner to move up a maximum of four positions in the entry draft.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1">[2]</sup> The team with the fewest points has the best chance of winning the lottery, with each successive team given a lower chance of moving up in the draft.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-NHLFAQ_0-1">[1]</sup> The Devils have never won the lottery.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-2">[3]</sup> Between 1986 and 1994, the NHL also held a Supplemental Draft for players in American colleges.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3">[4]</sup>

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