Devils in Cinco’s

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we’ve put together a few Devils facts focusing on the big number 5!

Colin White celebrating with team

• The Devils played their first game on October 5th, 1982
• In 1982, we were 5th in what was then the Patrick Division (now the Atlantic Division)
• We had 5th overall pick in the 1989 draft
• The most points by a rookie in one game was 5 pts (Viacheslav Fetisov, 1989-1995)
• On May 5th, 1993, the Devils announced their relationship with the Albany River Rats
• We won our first Stanley Cup in 1995
• Zach Parise played his first game on October 5th, 2005
• Jamie Langenbrunner became captain on December 5th of 2007
• 2011 will be the start of the Devils 5th season in Newark after their first 25 seasons in East Rutherford
• There are 5 levels of seating at the Prudential Center
• Colin White currently wears the number 5
• The Devils shut out the Caps 5-0 in November of 2010
• Patrick Elias had 5 game winning goals in 2010-2011 season

Any big 5’s you can think of? Post them here!

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Posted on May 5, 2011, in New Jersey Devils and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. 5 shots on goal for Alex Urborn this season, duhhh

  2. Robert Miller

    I have 5 autographed pucks, does that count?

  3. Feb 5th, 2010: Ilya Kovalchuk played his first game as a Devil, some 24 hours after being signed. The Devils scored three goals in the last four minutes to upset Toronto 4-3.

  4. The Devils will have 5 Stanley Cups before the Rangers do!!

  5. Five Devils played for all three Stanley Cup teams. Sergei Brylin, Scott Stevens, Ken Daneyko, Scott Niedermayer, and Martin Brodeur.

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