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#RELENTLESS Fan of the Game: Melanie Kinney

by Gordy Stillman / New Jersey Devils
Between having tickets with her family as a child and having tickets on her own now, Melanie Kinney has been a Season Ticket Member for 12 years. The 26-year-old web designer watched the team win the Stanley Cup in 2000 on a small portable TV after her parents' house lost power.

NAME: Melanie Kinney

AGE: 26


HOMETOWN: Bricktown

CAREER: Web Designer


I HAVE BEEN A SEASON TICKET MEMBER FOR: Two years, but as a kid my family had season tickets for 10 years.

I HAVE BEEN A DEVILS FAN SINCE: Forever. One of my early major memories was watching the 2000 Stanley Cup Finals. The power had gone out at my parents’ house. My dad and I watched the end of the game on a really little TV and my mom listened to it on the radio in her car. The second the Devils won the Cup, the power came back on.

BEFORE EVERY DEVILS GAME, I MAKE SURE: We always park in the same parking lot, on Edison Street, and I always wear something Devils.

YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT: I met Cory Schneider at the Hudson Tavern in Hoboken. I went to catch the end of Monday Night Football, and within five seconds of walking into the bar, I saw Schneider there with Ryane Clowe. When they were ready to leave, my friends and I went over and they were nice enough to take a picture with us. It was pretty cool.


IF I COULD ASK HIM ONE THING: What is the biggest difference between playing now, and playing 5-10 years ago?

MY FAVORITE MARTY MOMENT IS: After his final game, watching him come back out onto the ice to wave to the fans.

MY FAVORITE PIECE OF DEVILS MEMORABILIA IS: My Martin Brodeur Jersey. It’s the Red and Black jersey and I received it as a Christmas present when I was 13-years old. Now it’s a home jersey but at the time it would have been a road uniform.

I AM #RELENTLESS BECAUSE: I never give up.

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