With only a few weeks to go before the start of the 2015-16 NHL season, the New Jersey Devils will welcome fans to Prudential Center early with an open practice on Saturday, September 19. Admission to the event is free, but tickets are required to enter.
Devils season ticket members will have priority access with dedicated entrance lines at 9:30 a.m. and doors will open for the general public beginning at 9:45 a.m. Practice is scheduled to conclude at 1:30 p.m.
Devils players, who will take the ice for the first time in training camp on Friday, will be split into three groups for Saturday’s practice, which will feature a scrimmage starting at 10 a.m. Devils radio play-by-play man Matt Loughlin will emcee the event and interview players during breaks on the ice, giving fans in the arena the first chance to hear their thoughts and expectations for the upcoming season. Head coach John Hynes will address the crowd and offer his thoughts on the season before the scrimmage.
The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive Devils rally towels and all fans will have the opportunity to win prizes from the popular Devils Twitter Vending Machine, which made its debut last week. Potential prizes include signed pucks, sticks and jerseys, t-shirt and hats, and tickets to upcoming regular season games.