There have been a lot of changes for the Devils on and off the ice this offseason. Some players spent their summer months getting engaged, having children or just relaxing at the golf course. Check out how a handful of Devils spent their summer.
The Devils' captain, Andy Greene, eased his way into the summer. Rather than head to the beach or a tropical island, Greene returned home to Michigan and spent quality time with his family. After morning workouts, Greene and his son would hang out at the lake and go canoeing and swimming. Greene said he found his most relaxing time watching his son throw thousands of rocks across the lake.
Another Devil is off the market. Stefan Noesen got engaged this summer in the Bahamas. Noesen spent the majority of his summer in Michigan and Texas, but much of his time away from the rink was spent wedding planning. When he wasn't picking out wedding flowers or playing golf, Noesen spent time with younger hockey players, helping them get NHL ready at Michigan State.
There's a new "Devils Daddy" in the locker room this season, and that new father is defenseman John Moore. Moore and his wife welcomed their baby girl Milly Moore into the world on July 27, so he spent a good portion of his time on "daddy duty." When he wasn't changing diapers, Moore was preparing for the upcoming season, working on his nutrition and hitting the gym.
Damon Severson had an untraditional offseason that was spent in limbo because of contract negotiations with the Devils. Now that his new six-year deal is done, Severson is ready to get back onto the ice. Severson is able to move the puck on the ice, but off the ice, this summer he moved from Saskatchewan to Kelowna. The defenseman did confirm that once he settled into his new home, he hosted his mother, father (Big Sevo) and his two younger sisters for a mini-vacation.
By his own assessment, Kyle Palmieri kept his summer pretty low key. Palmieri was on the move, hitting the links, working at his golf game and attending family weddings prior to making a move up to Boston for offseason training. Palmieri skated with Jimmy Hayes, Brian Boyle, Nick Lappin and Brian Gibbons to get ready for camp.
Marcus Johansson's summer was definitely different from other Devils'. Johansson was traded from Washington to New Jersey in early June. Despite the trade being a shock, Johansson said he wants to bring a winning environment to New Jersey and help speed up the turnaround in the standings.