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Prospect Ben Johnson found guilty of sexual assault, contract t…

Prospect Ben Johnson found guilty of sexual assault, contract terminated by Devils

thehockeynews.com Updated Sep 2
Former Windsor Spitfires center and 2012 90th-overall pick Ben Johnson has been found guilty of sexual assault stemming from a 2013 nightclub incident, and the New Jersey Devils prospect has subsequently had his contract terminated by the team. Johnson,…
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  • Love and hate (and eventual love again) of Scott Gomez

    Love and hate (and eventual love again) of Scott Gomez

    Getty Images As a New Jersey Devils fan, I loved Scott Gomez. They took him No. 27 overall in the 1998 NHL Draft, right behind Mike Van Ryn, who grabbed headlines as the next sturdy model off the Devils’ assembly (blue) line. Gomez had met Lou Lamoriell…
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  • NJ Devils terminate Ben Johnson’s contract after sex assault ve…

    NJ Devils terminate Ben Johnson’s contract after sex assault verdict

    yahoo.com Sep 1
    Ben Johnson, 22, was selected 90th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He played in the AHL with the Albany Devils for the last three seasons. He played his junior hockey with the Windsor Spitfires. On Thursday, the Devils announced …
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  • Devils’ Cory Schneider to wear star-spangled pads at World Cup

    Devils’ Cory Schneider to wear star-spangled pads at World Cup

    There was a time when Pittsburgh Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury was an oddity simply because of his bright yellow pads. But in the years since Fleury came into the league with his luminescent legs, goaltenders have started to get more colorful wit…
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  • Taylor Hall says the honest thing, not the ‘right’ thing, about…

    Taylor Hall says the honest thing, not the ‘right’ thing, about trade to Devils

    Taylor Hall belonged to an Edmonton Oilers core often derided among hockey pundits for its lack of on-ice maturity. The group, which included first overall picks Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, dazzled with offensive skill but was criticized…
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  • Vesey met with seven teams, discussing options Thursday — what …

    Vesey met with seven teams, discussing options Thursday — what can each team offer?

    For those tiring of hearing about NCAA free agent Jimmy Vesey, rest assured that the 23-year-old winger is nearing a decision on his destination. According to a report from ESPN’s Joe McDonald, Vesey has finished meeting with the teams he has interest i…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird New Jersey Devils

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird New Jersey Devils

    yahoo.com Aug 18
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • Las Vegas hires long-time New Jersey Devils builder David Conte

    Las Vegas hires long-time New Jersey Devils builder David Conte

    Las Vegas’ NHL team has its first Stanley Cup winner. Owner Bill Foley announced the hiring of David Conte yesterday, bestowing upon him the title of special advisor to hockey operations. I first reported the Vegas-Conte connection last week and now it’…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five RFA signings that resulted in big trades …

    Down Goes Brown: Five RFA signings that resulted in big trades as compensation

    Last week, we looked back on the league’s long history of arbitrators having to sort out messy cases. One of the biggest was the 1991 case that saw Scott Stevens awarded to the Devils as compensation for the signing of Brendan Shanahan. It was part of t…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Bruins, Blackhawks, Rangers favorites for Jimmy …

    Rumor Roundup: Bruins, Blackhawks, Rangers favorites for Jimmy Vesey

    With the NHL off-season now in its dog days, notable trade and free-agent activity has slowed to a crawl. As a result, speculation over where promising free-agent prospect Jimmy Vesey could end up is garnering headlines. Vesey, 23, is the 2016 Hobey Bak…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five times an arbitrator made NHL history

    Down Goes Brown: Five times an arbitrator made NHL history

    It’s been a rough few weeks for NHL arbitrators. While 25 contract cases had been scheduled for hearings, only Tyson Barrie made it to a hearing, and that was resolved before a ruling was issued, meaning the league’s arbitrators didn’t get to render a s…
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  • Klefbom says comment about Hall struggling against tough teams …

    Klefbom says comment about Hall struggling against tough teams was misunderstood

    Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom caused a stir Sunday with a comment about now former-Oilers teammate Taylor Hall, but the 23-year-old blueliner said that his critique of Hall’s play against top teams wasn’t specifically targeted at the New Jers…
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  • Adam Larsson expects to up production, step into bigger role wi…

    Adam Larsson expects to up production, step into bigger role with Oilers

    The one-for-one swap that brought Adam Larsson to Edmonton and sent Taylor Hall to New Jersey caught just about everyone off guard, and the reaction among many was that the Devils had gotten the better of the deal. One reason the general consensus swaye…
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  • Devils' prospect sued; McPhee talks roster, analytics (Puck Hea…

    Devils' prospect sued; McPhee talks roster, analytics (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 22
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . Found my first Pokemon “pikachu ” …
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  • USA picks Palmieri to replace Callahan at World Cup, passes on …

    USA picks Palmieri to replace Callahan at World Cup, passes on Kessel, Okposo

    The past year could end up being one of the very best of Kyle Palmieri’s career. Since being acquired by the Devils from the Ducks, Palmieri, 25, has had the breakout that Anaheim had been waiting for, potting 30 goals and 57 points in 82 games this pas…
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  • The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impa…

    The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impact

    There’s still nearly three months until the NHL campaign opens, which will leave the league’s 30 teams with ample time to tune and tweak their rosters as opening night approaches. However, a few teams have made big splashes this off-season. Some have go…
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  • Devils sign defenceman Reece Scarlett to two-way contract

    Devils sign defenceman Reece Scarlett to two-way contract

    NHL.com Jul 18
    NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenceman Reece Scarlett to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level. General manager Ray Shero announced the signing of the restricted free agent on Monday. Scarlett...
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  • Watch Devils prospect Joey Dudek dazzle with jaw-dropping shoot…

    Watch Devils prospect Joey Dudek dazzle with jaw-dropping shootout goal

    Calling anything the goal of the year or best deke of the season would be premature given the campaign is still months away from beginning, but New Jersey Devils prospect Joey Dudek will at the very least be a contender when ranking the most brilliant s…
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  • Devils bring Clowe on as assistant coach after concussions forc…

    Devils bring Clowe on as assistant coach after concussions force retirement

    Ryane Clowe’s playing days aren’t officially over — he’s still technically a member of the Devils’ roster — but the gritty winger has already moved on to the next phase of his career, accepting a job to step behind the bench with New Jersey coach John H…
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  • Devils in ‘constant communication’ with Elias as veteran decide…

    Devils in ‘constant communication’ with Elias as veteran decides on future

    Patrik Elias started his career as a Devil and he will end it as a Devil. The only question is whether his final game with New Jersey came in April or if that farewell contest is yet to come. Elias, 40, is still unsure about his future with the team. Th…
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  • Getting To Know: former NHLer Randy Velischek

    Getting To Know: former NHLer Randy Velischek

    Status: Former NHL defenseman from 1983-1992 for Minnesota, New Jersey, and Quebec. Currently serves as a high school hockey coach for Morristown Beard School in New Jersey. Also serves as the hockey director at Twin Oaks Ice Rink in Morristown, NJ. Ht:…
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  • Video - Bernier Scores Twice In Devils' Win 00:38

    Bernier Scores Twice In Devils' Win

    Mar 20
    Steve Bernier scored his 100th career goal in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Devils Blank Penguins 00:57

    Devils Blank Penguins

    Mar 17
    Cory Schneider had 35 saves in the Devils' 2-0 win over the Penguins.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 00:56

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Mar 10
    Jim Basquil counts down the top goals of the week from across the NHL.
  • Video - Wild Rout Devils 00:31

    Wild Rout Devils

    Mar 10
    Thomas Vanek scored two goals in the Wild's 6-2 win over the Devils.