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,…Share Tweet
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…Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 1Ben 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 …Share Tweet
Devils’ Cory Schneider to wear star-spangled pads at World Cupthehockeynews.com Aug 28There 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…Share Tweet
Taylor Hall says the honest thing, not the ‘right’ thing, about trade to Devilsthehockeynews.com Aug 25Taylor 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…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Aug 18For 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…Share Tweetyahoo.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…Share Tweet
Las Vegas hires long-time New Jersey Devils builder David Contethehockeynews.com Aug 18Las 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’…Share Tweet
Down Goes Brown: Five RFA signings that resulted in big trades as compensationthehockeynews.com Aug 17Last 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…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Aug 13With 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…Share Tweet
Down Goes Brown: Five times an arbitrator made NHL historythehockeynews.com Aug 10It’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…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Aug 1Edmonton 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…Share Tweet
Adam Larsson expects to up production, step into bigger role with Oilersthehockeynews.com Jul 26The 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…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 22Here 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 ” …Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweet
The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impactthehockeynews.com Jul 19There’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…Share Tweet
Devils sign defenceman Reece Scarlett to two-way contractNHL.com Jul 18NEWARK, 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...Share Tweet
Watch Devils prospect Joey Dudek dazzle with jaw-dropping shootout goalthehockeynews.com Jul 17Calling 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…Share TweetRyane 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…Share Tweet
Devils in ‘constant communication’ with Elias as veteran decides on futurethehockeynews.com Jul 11Patrik 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…Share Tweet
Getting To Know: former NHLer Randy Velischekthehockeynews.com Jul 10Status: 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:…Share Tweet
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