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BLOG: Subban Hits the Ice in Devils Gear for First Time

P.K. Subban posted a video of himself training on the ice in Devils gear on his official instagram account

by Chris Wescott /

The newest New Jersey Devils defensemen is eager to get going with his new team and it shows.

Tweet from @NJDevils: PK hits the ice for the first time in his #NJDevils threads.

P.K. Subban, who was acquired via trade with the Nashville Predators on June 22, posted a video of himself training in Los Angeles. This normally be any big news as athletes are always training in the offseason, but it was hockey fans' first look at Subban in his Devils No. 76 sweater. And it doesn't look too shabby.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Think @PKSubban1 is ready to go?! ( IG: subbanator)

Subban has played in 645 regular season NHL games, logging 98 goals and 310 assists for a total of 408 points. He was acquired, in exchange for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies and two second-round picks.

Video: FEATURE | Subban is a Devil

This adventure in his new gear comes just days after his message to fans, recorded shortly after his trade, in which he exclaimed that he needed to get Devils gear. He has since gotten what he was after and posted about it on instagram.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Looks like @PKSubban1 finally got some #NJDevils gear!

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: Media Reacts to Devils Whirlwind Weekend

Check out news and notes from around the media world following the Devils acquisitions of Jack Hughes and P.K. Subban

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This past weekend, the New Jersey Devils had a draft that exceeded many people's expectations. They had the first-overall pick, along with numerous selections in the later rounds that allowed them to have the assets to grab some talented players and continue the process toward a successful future. Here's what national media outlets had to say about the addition of Jack Hughes and the rest of the 2019 Devils draft class, along with the acquisition of defenseman P.K. Subban.

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FEATURE: Devils Stock Prospect Shelves at Draft

With 10 picks in rounds two through seven, the Devils brought in some promising talent

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The Devil(s) in the details and there was plenty of background information of note for New Jersey fans after the NHL club made 10 more selections after picking Jack Hughes first overall.

For instance, Ottawa 67's forward Graeme Clarke, taken 80th with the Devils' fourth selection in the third round, was a teammate of Hughes when both played for the Toronto Marlboros midget squad during the 2016-17 season.

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FEATURE: 2019-20 Schedule Breakdown

Take a look at some of the key details and dates for the Devils 2019-20 regular season schedule

by Amanda Stein /

NEWARK, NJ - The 2019-20 New Jersey Devils regular season schedule has been released and has your complete breakdown of the 82-game campaign.

Video: A Special Message from Brodeur

Whether you want to plan a road trip, see a rivalry game, or plan your weekends around the game we all love, we've got your comprehensive breakdown of this year's schedule!

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BLOG: Devils View Past Weekend as 'Transformational'

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Devils Managing Partner Josh Harris took to the stage on Tuesday morning to help introduce Jack Hughes to the staff and media inside the Prudential Center.

As he spoke, Harris was sure to communicate the importance of the past weekend. The Devils organization added not only Hughes with the first-overall pick, but 10 other prospects and one of the best defenders in the league, P.K. Subban, via trade.

"Exciting day and exciting weekend for the Devils," Harris said. "Transformational. We've spoken a lot about all the great things going on off the ice with Coach [John] Hynes and Ray [Shero], and [our] scouting [staff]…but really, it's players and elite talent that wins cups on the ice."

Video: 1-ON-1 | Cory Schneider at The Rock

Harris welcomed the Hughes family to New Jersey and then continued with his assessment of what has been a momentous weekend.

"Jack joining this franchise represents a turning point in our goal of being elite," he said. "We've said that we are not here to do anything other than consistently compete for and ultimately win the Stanley Cup…. We've put a lot of building blocks in place…. With Jack, P.K., Nico [Hischier], and our young core, its incredibly exciting to be a part of the Devils family, to be a fan.

"To see about 9,000 people screaming and going crazy [at the draft watch party]… It's a testament to how much they care, how much New Jersey cares. Devils fans are used to winning Stanley Cups, and we've all got to live up to it… We have a lot of confidence that you [Jack] are going to help us get it done."

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BLOG: Devils Tender Qualifying Offer to Six Players

Ahead of the free agent season, Devils retain the rights to six RFAs

by Marc Ciampa /

Today was the deadline for NHL teams to tender qualifying offers to its restricted free agents. A qualifying offer is a one-year contract offer of equal or greater value to what the player was making the year prior. The player doesn't need to accept the offer but by making the offer, the Devils retain the rights to the player. 

Six players were given qualifying offers: 

Forwards: Brandon Baddock and Pavel Zacha; Defensemen: Will Butcher, Connor Carrick, Josh Jacobs and Mirco Mueller.

The club did not tender a qualifying offer to the following three players: 

Goaltender: Cam Johnson; Defenseman: Ryan Murphy; Forward: Stefan Noesen

The above three players will now become unrestricted free agents as of July 1.

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BLOG: Hughes Introduced as Key Piece to Devils Future

Jack Hughes was introduced to media in New Jersey at a press conference inside the Prudential Center

by Chris Wescott /

On Tuesday morning, Jack Hughes was introduced to members of the Devils staff, as well as the media, at a press conference held at the Prudential Center.

"I'm so thankful to be part of the Devils organization," said Hughes, addressing the crowd. "I've been dreaming of going first overall for my whole life when the moment happens the emotions that flow through your body, you can't put into words, so different than what you dream of, it's such a surreal feeling, that night was awesome. Great to celebrate with friends and family this past weekend, once I got to the New Jersey area, it's been a whirlwind tour, going from place to place, having a lot of fun …I'm really excited to be a Devil."

Video: 1-ON-1 | Jack Hughes at The Rock

Hughes has spent the past two days touring the area and the facilities and during the press conference, he spoke about the experience.

"The one thing I've noticed with the Devils is that it's kind of a family," said Hughes. "Everyone I've met and interacted with over the past months has been a really good person, they might be a really good hockey mind and a great ambassador, everyone we've met has been a great person which is awesome. Obviously, the Devils have a rich history and it is a great organization… To work for and play for the people who work in the office and management, I'm really excited to do that for a lot of years to come."

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BLOG: 2019-20 Schedule Announced

The full 82-game schedule for each team has been announced by the NHL

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The NHL has released every team's schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The New Jersey Devils will begin their 82-game schedule on October 4, at home against the Winnipeg Jets.

Video: A Special Message from Brodeur

We'll have a full breakdown of the schedule later today on

See the full 2019-20 schedule.

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BLOG: Hughes to Wear Number 86

Jack Hughes will wear number 86 with the New Jersey Devils, the team unveiled today

by Chris Wescott /

Jack Hughes walked into the Devils locker room at the Prudential Center on Tuesday morning for the first time and saw his name on the back of a jersey hanging in a stall. 

The jersey had the number 86 on it, which brought a smile to the 2019 first-overall pick's face. It's a number he wore before in midget hockey with Toronto.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Nothing like seeing your @NHL jersey for the first time.Jack Hughes will wear #86 for the #NJDevils.

It's also double the number 43 he's worn for Team USA and contains the Hughes' family number 6.

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BLOG: Hughes Appears on NHL Tonight From Yankees Stadium

Jack Hughes was interviewed live from Yankees Stadium by the NHL Tonight hosts on NHL Network

by Chris Wescott /

Devils 2019 first-overall pick Jack Hughes has had a whirlwind couple of days and found himself touring his soon-to-be home for most of the day today. He appeared on the Devils official podcast, made the media rounds, and, finally, wound up at Yankees Stadium to take in their game against Toronto.

It all started with a flight from Vancouver to New Jersey on a private jet, along with his family and members of the management group.

Video: Hughes on Subban trade as he takes in Yankee game

"It was pretty National League, if you'd ask me," said Hughes. "It was awesome. They've been awesome so far. I'm so lucky and blessed to be able to play for such a great organization. I'm so excited to play for Devils fans for a lot of years."

Hughes said he wasn't very familiar with the area, but after being shown around a bit he's sold on all it has to offer.

"Looking at it now and being around the area, it's so awesome," he said. "I didn't know there's a city in [that area of New Jersey]. Jersey City and Hoboken are awesome. I get to go to the rink tomorrow and it's so close to Manhattan. I'm so excited to be a part of New Jersey and live in this state for a lot of years."

Tweet from @NJDevils: Hockey legend Jack Hughes meets local golf legend Happy Gilmore.

The NHL Tonight crew asked him about his impressions of the team and it sounds like Hughes has a lot of faith the Devils are headed in the right direction.

"I know it's a really good group with a lot of good players," he said. "I think it's a team that made the playoffs two years ago. They, obviously, had a lot of injuries this year. They're a team that's kind of right on the brink and can jump back in the playoffs, especially with the last couple of acquisitions they've made."

Hughes is one of those recent acquisitions and will try his best to make an impact year one. But first comes his introductory press conference on Tuesday and then he says his training will continue beginning Wednesday.

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