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PROSPECT WATCH: Making an Impact Around the Globe

Presented by Verizon, we take a world tour to catch up with Devils prospects playing around the globe

by Amanda Stein amandacstein / NewJerseyDevils.com

In the latest edition of Verizon's Prospect Watch, we continue to catch up with the ongoings of Devils prospects around the globe. This week's prospect Aarne Talvitie began his season with Penn State, Nico Daws has arrived in Germany and Yegor Sharangovich continues to tear up the KHL. 

All that, and plenty more in Verizon's Prospect Watch: 

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DEVILS WEEKLY: The Big Reveal

Check out all of the Devils Reverse Retro content, plus more Devils news from the past week

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

Happy Friday, Devils fans!

A lot of the talk surrounding the franchise this week surrounded Monday's unveiling of their Adidas Reverse Retro jersey. The jersey is a league-wide program with the Devils throwing it back to the early 80s with a new emphasis on Pine Barren green.

Video: Reverse Retro | Jersey Reveal

FLIP IT AND REVERSE IT

The Devils, along with the rest of the league, unveiled their Reverse Retro jersey on Monday. The jersey will be available for purchase on December 1, at Adidas.com and nhlshop.com.

Tweet from @NJDevils: A Garden State tradition. Introducing the @njdevils adidas #ReverseRetro jersey. Hittin' the ice in 2021. pic.twitter.com/Ohw1fZotyo

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OUT OF OFFICE: Lindy Ruff

Learn more about the Devils Head Coach and what him and his family have been up to for the last few months

by Lindy Ruff / Special to NewJerseyDevils.com

Despite a little ruff cell reception (c'mon, we had to), we chatted with new Devils head coach Lindy Ruff and got to see what he's been up to during this time away, and got to know a bit more about where he's from and some of his favorite hobbies.

And yes, of course we asked whether he was "bag of milk" guy or not. He's from Canada, we have to ask. It's a requirement. We don't make the rules, but we do follow them.

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THREE THINGS: Who Is Shakir Mukhamadullin?

Learn more about the 20th overall selection in the 2020 draft, defenseman Shakir Mukhamadullin

by Amanda Stein amandacstein / NewJerseyDevils.com

When Tom Fitzgerald was watching tape of players in the KHL, gearing up for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, a player jumped off the screen. It wasn't the player he had sat down to watch, but it was someone who kept catching Fitzgerald's eye. 

That was defenseman Shakir Mukhamadullin, the player the Devils selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.  

"He's a bit of an unknown maybe to a lot of people, but not in the hockey world," Fitzgerald said. "This is where we had him."

So, who is Mukhamadullin? Get to know him in Three Things, presented by Wawa.

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PROSPECT WATCH: NCAA Players Enter the Mix

The Verizon Prospect Watch adds a few more names into the fold as the NCAA season starts up

by Amanda Stein amandacstein / NewJerseyDevils.com

There are some new names on our Verizon Prospect Watch this week as the NCAA has begun their 2020-21 seasons. Devils prospects Matthew Hellickson and Cole Brady have played their first games of the year and are added to the list of Devils prospects playing around the world. 

We catch you up with the prospects in this week's Verizon Prospect Watch.

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RELEASE: Devils Unveil Adidas Reverse Retro Jersey

The jersey will be worn four times over the course of the upcoming season and will go on sale December 1

by New Jersey Devils PR NJDevils / NewJerseyDevils.com

In collaboration with adidas and the NHL's first league-wide alternate jersey program, the New Jersey Devils have today unveiled their adidas Reverse Retro jersey, reflecting a reverse of the team's 1982-92 uniform. The team's first-ever green-based jersey reflects the famed Pine Barrens, legendary home of the Garden State's mythical New Jersey Devil for which the team was named in 1982 following relocation and name change from the Colorado Rockies.

The Devils adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jersey will go on sale on December 1 at adidas.com, adidas.ca, NHLShop.com and NHLShop.ca. 

Tweet from @NJDevils: A Garden State tradition. Introducing the @njdevils adidas #ReverseRetro jersey. Hittin' the ice in 2021. pic.twitter.com/Ohw1fZotyo

"The Devils have been New Jersey's team for almost four decades. Since 1992, through three Stanley Cup Championships, the team's uniform colors, look and feel have remained consistently red, black and white. The adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jersey program created the opportunity for our organization to step back in time in a playful way, accentuating the Pine Barrens-inspired green that plays a significant role in our team history," said New Jersey Devils Senior Vice President of Marketing, Jillian Frechette. "In the coming months, we look forward to bringing the storied first decade of our franchise to life through storytelling, unique immersive experiences, and fan-centric promotions tied to this jersey and the games in which we will wear it." 

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PODCAST: Chris Taylor and Dave Rogalski Join the Podcast

The two new additions to the Devils coaching staff share their hockey journeys and the perfect culture fit on the Speak of the Devils Podcast

by Amanda Stein amandacstein / NewJerseyDevils.com

Both Chris Taylor and Dave Rogalski are beyond excited. Excited to be a part of the New Jersey Devils family and Lindy Ruff's coaching staff. The two coaches took different paths to make it into the NHL coaching ranks, and the Speak of the Devils podcast takes you through those journeys in conversations with Taylor and Rogalski this week.

Taylor played in the NHL and was coached by Ruff in Buffalo, and when Ruff officially became head coach of the Devils, Taylor reached out to congratulate him. Then the ball started rolling. 

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DEVILS WEEKLY: Reverse Retro and More

Check out your weekly update on Devils news and coverage, including an interview with GM Tom Fitzgerald, a podcast appearance by Bobby Holik, and a look a tease of the Devils Reverse Retro jersey

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

Thanks for clicking Devils Weekly, a new NewJerseyDevils.com series where we compile news and coverage from the last week in one place for you. Today, we're taking a sneak peek at the Adidas Reverse Retro jersey and checking in with Corey Crawford and Tom Fitzgerald.

WHAT HAS GMTF BEEN UP TO?

Tom Fitzgerald was the subject of this week's Out of Office presented by PSEG. He discusses his new dog, Millie, as well as joining a running challenge and getting the interim tag removed this offseason.

"We didn't make that big of a deal of it because the interim tag didn't affect how I did my job. I've always had the attitude that I was the GM, and I was always doing that job. I don't want to say it was anti-climactic - we were home for dinner, which was great, and Kate Madigan drove up with her mom and they stayed for drinks. They brought balloons and they were attached to the gate by the pool for at least a week before deflating."

You can read the full piece here.

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OUT OF OFFICE: Tom Fitzgerald

Read what Devils General Manager Tom Fitzgerald has been up since the NHL pause in March

by Tom Fitzgerald / Special to NewJerseyDevils.com

[Clears throat, channels inner Ben Affleck…andddd read…] We caht up with New Jersey Devils General Manager Tahm Fitzgerald to see what he's been up to while he's pahked it in Bahston. With his sons all returning from cawlidge, prep school, and the AHL, it's been a pretty wicked time in the Fitzy house.

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THREE THINGS: Dawson Mercer

Devils prospect Dawson Mercer has a big year ahead, get to know him in Three Things

by Amanda Stein amandacstein / NewJerseyDevils.com

Dawson Mercer was one of three players drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 2020 Entry Draft, taken 18th overall in a moment shared with his family. His family had traveled from their home in Newfoundland, Canada to be with their son for the monumental moment. But it was right back to work with his Quebec Major Junior Hockey team immediately after the dust had settled on the draft. Wearing an 'A' on his jersey, Mercer enters his fourth season in the CHL, where he's accumulated 157 points in 176 career games. 

There's more to know about Mercer, and we bring it to you in Three Things: Dawson Mercer, presented by Wawa. 

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