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#RELENTLESS Fan of the Game: Lee Eisenberg

by Gordy Stillman / New Jersey Devils
Dr. Lee Eisenberg has traveled to the Dominican Republic nine times as part of medical missions with Healing the Children NJ. A season ticket member since the beginning, Eisenberg said he used to use the drives to and from games as chances to talk with his kids, who are now grown up.

NAME: Lee Eisenberg

AGE: 68, but I’ll be 69 on Sunday.


HOMETOWN: Montville

CAREER: I am a physician.

TWITTER HANDLE: @leedeisenberg

I HAVE BEEN A SEASON TICKET MEMBER FOR: 34 years; since the beginning. I’ve seen the whole history, the good and the bad.

I HAVE BEEN A DEVILS FAN SINCE: I’ve always loved hockey. I watched the Islanders, moved out west to San Francisco and came back. When the Devils were coming, I said, “why don’t I get tickets?” and I did. I have three children, and I tell people the reason I got tickets was they would have no choice but to talk to me, going back and forth to the games and at the games. We would just talk. My kids are now big hockey fans.

BEFORE EVERY DEVILS GAME, I MAKE SURE: I always wear a jersey, I’ve got five of them. I’ve got Martin Brodeur with his original No. 29, Patrik Elias, Ken Daneyko, Scott Stevens and Chico Resch. Brodeur and Resch are both the old red and green.

YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT: I work for a group called Healing the Children NJ. It’s a group that does medical missions abroad. I’ve been working with them since the late 1980s and I’ve been on nine medical missions to the Dominican Republic.

MY FAVORITE CURRENT PLAYER IS: Patrik Elias. He always plays hard, and gives 110 percent. He works hard and has a lot of skills. I also like Andy Greene, I think people don’t recognize how good of a defenseman he is.

IF I COULD ASK HIM ONE THING: When you retire, will you go back home, or stay in New Jersey?

MY FAVORITE MARTY MOMENT IS: I was there at Game Four when the team beat Detroit to win the Stanley Cup for the first time. That memory, to be there at that time and to watch them play so well, especially in the third period when they shut down Detroit, he was amazing. I was also here when he won his 500th game, but Game Four will always be in my memory.

MY FAVORITE PIECE OF DEVILS MEMORABILIA IS: My Chico Resch jersey. I bought it at an auction here at Prudential Center, and three or four years ago I got him to sign it.

I AM #RELENTLESS BECAUSE: I root for the Devils to win and to play hard. This year, they’re doing both. And, I think they’ve surprised a lot of people.

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