Tonight is the first of two meetings between the Devils and Jets in 2016-17. The clubs will play their season-series finale Mar. 14 at Prudential Center. New Jersey is 2-0-1 vs. the Central Division and is 4-3-1 vs. Western Conference opponents this season.
New Jersey was 1-1-0 vs. Winnipeg in 2015-16. Jacob Josefson scored the game-winning goal in their last meeting, Jan. 23, at MTS Centre. The Devils are 1-2-0 at MTS Centre and are 2-4-0 vs. the Jets since the 2013-14 season.
Michael Cammalleri has six points (2g-4a) in his last five games vs. Winnipeg. Cory Schneider is 3-3-0 in his career vs. the Jets.
Travis Zajac was born in/spends his summers in Winnipeg…Zajac and Drew Stafford both played for the University of North Dakota from 2004-06…Damon Severson was born in Brandon, Manitoba…Jon Merrill and Jacob Trouba were teammates at the University of Michigan for the 2012-13 season and with Team USA at the 2011-12 World Junior Championships…Manitoba Moose forward Patrice Cormier was the Devils' third choice (2nd round), 54th overall, in the 2008 Draft…Devils' pro scout Claude Noel served as head coach of the Jets for two-plus seasons from 2011-14.