A Letter from the Devils President and Interim General Managerby Jake Reynolds and Tom Fitzgerald / New Jersey Devils
Dear Devils Fans,
During this truly unprecedented time in history, we want to take a moment to share how much our team appreciates you - our incredible fans and family.
Sports have a special power, especially through challenging times. They can be our escape, our distraction, our call to action. Sports allow us to spend time together, build connections, and celebrate with friends and family. Sports are one of our greatest unifiers and they hold an incomparable ability to assemble and strengthen communities. While we are not on the ice - we are still a community. And we need that community now more than ever.
The outpouring of support we have seen in the Devils community is inspiring and drives our organization to work even harder to serve you. Following these difficult days, and Thursday's determination by the NHL to suspend our current season, we have suspended all events at Prudential Center through the end of March. We have also taken the precautionary measure to close our offices at Prudential Center for the immediate future. These are all significant steps intended to protect the health and well-being of our fans, players, performers, artists, staff members, partners, and community.
This organization is committed to on-going communication in this dynamic time. We are in continual contact with the NHL, medical experts, and public health officials. As information develops, we will proactively share it with you as quickly as possible. If you have any suggestions or questions, please engage with us on NewJerseyDevils.com, reach out to your Account Services Manager and go to our social channels for information. We are here and the work continues.
We know you consider the people you see working on game nights as friends and family, not arena staff - and we do too. Please be aware that we are doing all we can to assist everyone affected by the suspension of games and events. The organization, led by Josh Harris and David Blitzer is committed to supporting game and event day part-time employees through the regular season for all postponed concerts and Devils games. This small measure is a reflection of the care and passion we collectively share for our team. Devils fans have proven to be resilient in the face of adversity. We are all in this together - we must be safe, be smart, and take care of each other.
And while we will miss passing youth hockey teams playing in the RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House on the way to meetings, the "WOOOOS!" in the crowd on game days, and watching our boys leave it all out on the ice; we are committed to staying engaged with you, our Devils family. Until then, we look forward to the day that our Prudential Center doors open back up, the puck drops on Devils hockey and we can celebrate the power of sports together once again.