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Devils announce theme nights and promotions for 2017-18 season

Patrik Elias Number Retirement, inaugural WWE Night and Third Annual Star Wars Night highlight calendar of events

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

NJD 2017-18 Theme Night Schedule

Devils 2017-18 Theme Night Schedule

The schedule includes Opening Night, the retirement of Patrik Elias’ number, the first WWE Night and the third annual Star Wars Night

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today announced the team's 2017-18 season theme nights and promotional calendar, including Devils Opening Night, the retirement of Patrik Elias' number, the first WWE Night and the third annual Star Wars Night. Single-game theme night tickets are available for purchase at NewJerseyDevils.com/tickets.

The Devils kick off the 2017-18 regular season with Devils Opening Night, presented by Prudential, on October 7 at 2 p.m. against the Colorado Avalanche. Devils Red Carpet presented by Infiniti, featuring player and coach arrivals, will give fans a chance to see their favorite stars up close as they head into Prudential Center starting at 11 a.m. The festivities will continue inside as the first 9,000 fans in attendance receive a Devils 35th Anniversary Patch courtesy of Prudential in honor of the team's historic run in New Jersey.

Later in the season, on Saturday, February 24 vs. the New York Islanders, the Devils will raise Patrik Elias' No. 26 jersey to the Prudential Center rafters with a special pregame ceremony. The team will pay tribute to its all-time leading scorer throughout the night with highlights from his legendary career, video messages from his former teammates, and more. The first 9,000 fans through the doors at The Rock will receive a mini replica jersey retirement banner.

Additional theme nights and promotional giveaways for the 2017-18 season are listed below. All giveaways are for the first 9,000 fans in attendance. For more information, visit NewJerseyDevils.com/tickets.

11/9 - WWE Night (vs. Edmonton @ 7 p.m.): World Wrestling Entertainment will take over The Rock with an immersive wresting experience for fans all night, including special appearances by WWE personalities on the concourse, a one-of-a-kind opening video moment, musical tributes and in-game features highlighting past and current WWE Superstars. Special ticket packages will be made available and include a unique WWE-Devils t-shirt.

11/11 - Military Appreciation Night (vs. Florida @ 7 p.m.): On this highly anticipated night, the Devils will honor America's heroes with a Veterans Day game recognizing local retired and current military personnel throughout the night. The team will wear military-themed warm-up jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game to help raise funds of military charities.

11/24 - Hockey Fights Cancer (vs. Vancouver @ 7 p.m.): Prudential Center and the Devils will support the National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association's annual Cancer Awareness Month initiative with a variety of pregame, in-game and concourse activities throughout the evening, including HFC merchandise for purchase, to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Devils players will wear special lavender warm-up jerseys that will be auctioned off in support of the Valerie Fund.

12/8 - Star Wars Night (vs. Columbus @ 7 p.m.): The Force will be strong this season when the Devils Star Wars experience returns to The Rock featuring dozens of characters on the concourse, theme music and in-game graphics. Special ticket packages will be made available and include an exclusive Star Wars-Devils t-shirt.

12/29 - Special Giveaway Night (vs. Buffalo @ 7 p.m.): Martin Brodeur Commemorative Stick courtesy of RWJBarnabas Health.

1/13 - Special Giveaway Night (vs. Philadelphia @ 7 p.m.): Glenn "Chico" Resch Commemorative Stick courtesy of MSG Networks.

1/25 - Rock The Rock Night (vs. Nashville @ 7 p.m.): Presented by the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opens to the public on October 20, the night will celebrate all things rock, from doors open to the final horn. Special ticket packages will be made available and include a unique Devils Rock t-shirt.

2/1 - Pride Night (vs. Philadelphia @ 7 p.m.): The Devils kick off "Hockey is for Everyone" Month with the second annual Devils Pride Night. Exclusive Devils Pride t-shirts will be on sale throughout the night with a portion of proceeds benefiting LGBTQ non-profit organizations.

2/11 - Special Giveaway Night (vs. Boston @ 7 p.m.): Kyle Palmieri mini-bobblehead courtesy of Investors Bank.

3/4 - Special Giveaway Night (vs. Las Vegas @ 5 p.m.): Brian Boyle mini-bobblehead courtesy of Investors Bank.

3/24 - Special Giveaway Night (vs. Tampa Bay @ 7 p.m.): Marcus Johansson mini-bobblehead courtesy of Investors Bank

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