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Coleman on track to surpass last year's numbers

The Devils forward netted his 13th goal of the season in last night's game, which he reached in 75 games last season

by Caela McLoughlin @NJDevils /

Blake Coleman is having quite a year in his second full season in New Jersey. At the end of the 2017-18 regular-season, Coleman finished the year with 25 points, recording 13 goals and 12 assists. He netted his 13th goal last season in 75 games-played, but this year, he's hit that mark in just 42 games and has eight assists so far on the season.

At this point last season, Coleman had five goals and 10 assists. The Plano, Texas native recorded a team-high three shorthanded goals during the 2017-18 campaign, and already has two so far this season.

Tweet from @NJDevils: #TheBestWayTo kill penalties is to score SHGs. Right, @BColes25?

He had recorded 76 shots on net by the 42-game mark of last season, and currently has 121 on the season. He's just second on the team behind Kyle Palmieri, who has 138. Coleman recorded a career-high shots on net in one game when he had eight on January 4 in the Devils 3-2 victory against the Coyotes in Arizona. 

Tweet from @NJDevils: #NJDevils win our first shootout game of the season!Read all about it in @AmandaCStein's 10 Takeaways from #NJDvsARI ������

Coleman had 101 hits by this time last season, and currently leads the team with 114. The next highest player in hits is Miles Wood with 78 so far this year.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Don���t mess with Texas...or the Devils. #ShakeNBlake

Not only is this Devils forward having quite a year on the ice, but he's also doing a lot off the ice. After proving he was a force to be reckoned with during last season, the Devils and Coleman agreed to a three-year contract on July 17, 2018.

Tweet from @NJDevils: OFFICIAL: The #NJDevils have agreed to terms with @BColes25 on a three-year contract! Read more:

During the off-season, Coleman put his love for pickles to work when he decided to create his own pickle juice and merchandise line, P20.

He also announced the launch of his community platform, Pickles Pals, which supports the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Newark Ironbound (BGCN) for the betterment of Newark's youth.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Introducing... Pickles Pals! Pickles Pals is��@bcoles25'��new community platform in support for the betterment of Newark���s youth. Give Blake and @coleman20_shop a follow to stay in the loop.The��#NJDevils��so proud of you for doing this, Blake! 🥒��#DillWithIt��|��#Pickles20

In the most recent episode of 82 Game Odyssey presented by Investors Bank, the Texas native gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how he got into hockey while growing up Texas.

Tweet from @NJDevils: In episode 9 of #Devils82GO presented by @InvestorsBank, we meet the Colemans and learn more about Pickles (@BColes25).Catch up on all #Devils82GO here:

Fans can also read up a little bit more about this Devils Forward in his Who The Devils Is He article.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Who the Devil is... @BColes25? Every week, the #NJDevils will reveal some fun facts about a player on the team that you may not have known before. Since today is #NationalPickleDay, we couldn't think of a better player to talk about... 🥒

And review his Instagram Top 9 of 2018 to see all the great things he's had happen over the past year.

Fans can stay up-to-date on all Devils news by following the team on social media at @NJDevils on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Fans can follow Blake Coleman on social media on Twitter and Instagram at @BColes25.

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